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Friday, August 23, 2019

Ekopak Business Trophy

Friday, August 23: the day where sports will strengthen the network and team of you and your company. The Ekopak Business Trophy is a fairly unique event in which you first do some team building on the mountain bike together with three of your sportiest colleagues. Afterwards, you’ll all enjoy a nice chat and some networking during a walking dinner in a cozy setting.

The sporting element of the event starts after we have welcomed you into our event location. There you’ll receive a participation package for your team of four, which will allow you to join us on the impressive Mountain Bike of Flanders start podium between 3 and 4 pm near the iconic Hotondmolen. You will then get to ride 35 kilometers: the same course as the Friday stage of our three-day stage race.

The course in a nutshell? 35 kilometers, of which about a third of them are timed, divided into three timed sections we refer to as “specials”. The rest of the kilometers connecting them you can ride at your own pace. You’ll get to taste all the ingredients of our Mountain Bike of Flanders: a picturesque village, rolling fields, long forest passages with some technical masterpieces, quite a few altitude meters, and a section with the world’s most famous cobblestones. You can read more about the course here.

After the awards ceremony, the winning team of the Ekopak Business Trophy will receive a very nice prize – even though the competitive aspect of this event is of secondary importance. To emphasize the top priority of this team building event, the team result is based on the time of the slowest participant in each team of four. Just as at work in the office, it is therefore important to help push the weakest link forward!

After you and your colleagues have completed your last round in the Hotond Arena, are over the line and have enjoyed an invigorating shower, part 2 of the day gets started: together with all other participating teams, you can join in on a nice walking dinner in the Hotond Sporthotel located on the highest point of East Flanders.





Location: Flemish Ardennes
Date: Friday, August 23, 2019
Start: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (start each minute)
Distance: 35 km
Climbing: 800 m
Rules: The total of the results of your slowest rider in each of the three timed specials is decisive. You start in teams of four riders.