The 5th of 8 classics that make up the Continental Classics Tour is one to be proud of! Over the last couple of years, the E3 Saxo Bank Classic has grown into an absolute top event in the spring of cycling. This is no longer ‘the preparation for De Ronde’ because the E3 Cyclo is now a genuine classic that is not to be missed. Obviously, the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg will feature but we are saving the best bit for last! After all, the route over the infamous E3 hill, better known as the Karnemelkbeekstraat, always played a decisive role for the pros in previous years.
There is something for everybody with 78 km as the short distance, 121 km as medium distance or 157 km as long distance!
You can choose from 3 distances: 78km, 121km and 157km.
Naturally, we can already guarantee that the main hills of the E3 Saxo Bank Classicbetween Harelbekeand Brakelwill be part of the course; the Paterberg, Oude Kwaremont, Taaienberg and the one and only true E3 hill; Karnemelkbeekstraat!
Check out the challenging courses below!
Have you chosen your event? Great! Please see all E3 cyclo rates below.
Voordeeltarief (t.e.m. 14/3)
Standaardtarief (na 14/3)
It makes sense to register early!
Be an early bird and sign up before 14/03, that way you can break away from the pack and benefit from a special rate.
You missed the breakaway group and are only signing up after 14/03? Not to worry, the Peloton will also make itself felt, making this classic springtime opener a fantastic event.
Please note: Your registration includes a €5 deposit for the use of your number plate. This is refunded at the finish or you can exchange it for an original T-shirt.
Registration on the day itself is possible at the standard price. However, this slower than registering online. With an online e-ticket you can easily pass the Scan & Ride. We therefore advise you to register online. This is possible until the evening before 11.59 PM.
- Plenty of supply stations along the route offering Etixx sports drink, energy bars, fruit and LU waffles, Grany biscuits, etc…
- Accident insurance (no helmet = not insured)
- Technical assistance at the start, at the refreshment points and along the course
- Medical service at the start and at the refreshment points
- Signallers along the course
- Breakdown assistance
- Route map / marked route
- Course sticker showing the hills along the way
- Number plate
- Dressing rooms & showers
We will send you an e-ticket as soon as you register online. Upon presentation of your e-ticket (printed or on a smartphone), you can pick up your number plate at the Scan & Ride desks. Thanks to the Scan & Ride, you don’t even have to get off the bike, and you won’t lose time at the start of your favourite cycling route!
Would you prefer to register on the spot? You can do this, and then we will give you your number plate immediately after payment.
The registration desk will be open on Sunday 27th March:
- 163 km between 7:30 and 9:30am
- 121 km: between 7:30 and 10:30am
- 78 km: between 7:30 and 11am
Start & finish
- 163 km between 7:30 and 9:30am
- 121 km between 7:30 and 10:30am
- 78 km between 7:30 and 11am
Official closing time finish at 5pm.
The organisation will provide plenty of parking spaces close to the start and finish allowing you to park your car safely and gaining easy access to the start location.
Parking is available at the following locations:
- De Gavers Parking (200m from the starting point)
Stasegemsesteenweg, 8530 Harelbeke
- Colruyt Harelbeke (750m from the starting point)
Stasegemsesteenweg 180, 8530 Harelbeke
- Triplaco nv – Lefevere Group (900m from the starting point)
Gen. Deprezstraat 2, 8530 Harelbeke
In addition, it is always possible to park near the start. Always obey traffic rules.
Number of refreshment points:
- 163 km: 3 supply stations
- 121 km: 2 supply stations
- 78 km: 1 supply station
ETIXX SPORTS NUTRITION
Etixx fuels your goal
Etixx Sports Nutrition offers athletes healthy support for sustainable sport performances. Thanks to our collaboration with Etixx Sports Nutrition, you will be able to enjoy a quality supply of Etixx products (Isotonic, Energy Gel, Energy Sport Bar,…) during your spring classic. In addition, you will also be able to enjoy exclusive promotions and discounts on the Etixx range when you register and after the event. This way we can guide all sportsmen and women with their preparation and in reaching the finish line.
In a higher gear with Etixx
Sufficient training is the key to success, but without a healthy diet and the right sports nutrition before, during and after every ride, it will never be possible to achieve your full potential with training alone. Athletes in general – because of their physical efforts – have a higher need for vitamins and minerals. Additional supplements are therefore highly recommended. The complete range of Etixx sports nutrition and supplements supports you fully at this point, all products comply therefore with the highest quality requirements and have the Informed Sports quality label.
In order to optimally guide the participants in choosing the most suitable sports nutrition in the preparation and during the spring classics, Etixx has developed a page with specific sports nutrition advice for cyclists.
The organisers advise everyone to avoid any form of strenuous physical activity for which they are not adequately prepared. Make sensible choices about the distance you ride and/or the pace you set for yourself.
Anyone who aims to improve performance and compete at a high intensity should see a (specialised sports) physician annually for a check-up. There is no requirement to produce a medical certificate.
It is up to the participant to decide how to use the information resulting from a medical check-up.
The organisers cannot be held liable in this respect.
Do you feel sick, have you a cough, sneeze or fever? Given the current health situation, we advise you to stay at home and not to come to the event.
The essential guide for cycling in Flanders
Why not stay longer in the vicinity? Go and give it all as a true Flandrien on the famous bergs & cobbles.
Discover imposing routes, cool events, challenging bucket lists and tips for your stay!
Visit the most historic cities of Flanders and quench your thirst with one of our famous beers.
Discover Flanders as a real Flandrien!
Good cause: vzw Stop Darmkanker
vzw Stop Darmkanker wants to convince everyone that early detection of polyps and bowel cancer will drastically reduce the number of deaths from bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is a silent killer.
Every year more than 8,500 Belgians are diagnosed with bowel cancer. Every day 9 people die of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in women and the third most commonly occurring in men.- If bowel cancer is detected at an early stage, there is over a 90% chance of recovery. Knowledge about bowel cancer is still not adequate. Extra resources are needed to fight the disease.
Your contribution can also be life-saving. When you register, you have the chance to donate 5, 10 or 15 € to vzw Stop Darmkanker.
Sportograf.com is the official photo service of the E3 Cyclo! With their years of experience as a photographer, but also as an athlete, they always provide the perfect action photos to portray your top performance.