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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Mountain Bike of Flanders – Stage 3

Failed to ride the entire ‘Mijnheer Dokteur’ playground section in the forest the first time? And the second time? No problem: this year you can try and keep in the saddle on all those steep climbs and technical turns a third time. Our final stage in 2021 is three laps long. Solo riders ride all three laps, while riders who compete in a duo team ride two laps each: one lap alone, and the last one together. This way, you end the adventure as you started it on Friday: together!

By removing the fast sections around Koppenberg and Taaienberg, this stage is more suited for true mountainbikers compared to last year. Yet, another cobblestone climb comes in: Berg Ten Houtte, which was only recently paved. This climb is the prelude to some new off-road sections that will take you to the literal and figurative highlights of the day: the Muziekbos Forest and the flanks towards Hotond Sporthotel. Also new: the starting climb, which, just like on Saturday, must ensure an even safer starting phase on Sunday.

Location: Flemish Ardennes
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Start: 10:00 AM
Distance: 3 x 34 km
Climbing: 3 x 750 m
Rules: Solo riders have to do three laps. Participants registered as a duo team do one lap each in a relay, and then ride the third lap together.
Finish winner: Approx. 2:00 PM
Ceremony: 4:00 PM (TBC)
Time limit: 6:00 PM
Address: Hotond Sporthotel, Zandstraat 4, 9690 Kluisbergen, Belgium