Gent - Gent 199 km
No introductions necessary. This is where it all starts. Welcome to the cobbles. Welcome to the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
The man who will klop them all: Tom Boonen
Now when the grandchildren ask you, you can say "I was there when Boonen won his first Omloop. They said some second tier guy was going to win but he went right out and dominated the cobbles from day one."