NetApp-Endura recce Het Nieuwsblad route

Team NetApp-Endura recce Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2013

The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a 198km loop (omloop, geddit?) sponsored by ‘the Newspaper' (Nieuwsblad, yes?) starting and finishing in Ghent has traditionally marked the opening of the northern European racing season.

While stage races in Oman and Qatar - or even in southern France or Spain - have been blessed with decent weather, a race in Belgium at the end of February can offer no such guarantee. In fact the weather forecast for the weekend is decidedly chilly.

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