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The Hills of Ronde van Vlaanderen: Part Two
 
By Janna Trevisanut
Date: 4/1/2004
The Hills of Ronde van Vlaanderen: Part Two
 

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The hills of the Tour of Flanders come after the riders have already ridden approximately 130 kilometers - the final 120 in this race begin with what you see below.

Here are the second nine climbs of the eighteen, from 52 kms to go. The list give the hill name and number, the number of kilometers from the finish, the hill's length and grade. The profile indicates the kind of road surface: asphalt or cobbles, and there is information on the number of times the hill has been used in the Tour.

All images courtesy of Ronde van Vlaanderen.

Hill Specification
(Hill #:  Name, km from finish; length, grade)


Asphalt or Cobbles legend

 

Hill 10: Eikenberg  52; 1000 m - Avg. 5,5% - Max. 11% -  1000 m

Part of the Tour: 1956; 1974-1996; 1997; 1999-2002; 2004 (30 times).
Condition of the road: Narrow road of cobblestones, since 1990 some parts are asphalt.

Hill 11: Boigneberg  49; 1000 m - Avg. 5,8% - Max. 15%

Part of the Tour: 1978; 2003-2004 (3 times).
Condition of the road: In earlier days, very bad cobblestones, now narrow asphalt.

Hill 12: Foreest   42; 950 m - Avg. 6,8% - Max. 10%

Part of the Tour: 2003-2004 (2 times).
Condition of the road: Narrow asphalt.

Hill 13: Steenberg    40; 825 m - Avg. 7,3% - Max. 17%

Part of the Tour: 1979-1982; 1997; 2003-2004 (7 times).
Condition of the road: Narrow cobblestoned road until 1981, then asphalt.

Hill 14: Leberg  34; 850 m - Avg. 4,6% - Max. 16%

Part of the Tour: 1977-1982; (1983); 1990-1997; 1999-2004 (20 times)
Condition of the road: Narrow asphalt.

Hill 15: Berendries   30; 900 m - Avg. 4,7% - Max. 14%

Part of the Tour: 1983-2004 (22 times)
Condition of the road: Asphalt.

Hill 16: Tenbosse   25; 250 m - Avg. 11% - Max. 14%

Part of the Tour: 1997 - 2004 (8 times)
Condition of the road: Asphalt.

Hill 17: Muur - Kapelmuur  14; 825 m - Avg. 9,3% - Max. 20% -  700 m

Part of the Tour: Muur: 1950-1952; 1970-1980 (14 times) Muur en Kapelmuur 1981-2004 (24 times) Condition of the road: In the fifties: cobblestones. Since 1970: first 325m asphalt and 475m narrow road with cobblestones. Renewed in 2003-2004.

Hill 18: Bosberg   11; 475 m - Avg. 8,4% - Max. 11% -  400 m

Part of the Tour: 1975-2004 (30 times)
Condition of the road: Wide cobblestoned road, at the beginning wide asphalt road.

 

 
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