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Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Herzele and Zottegem receive each year a Belgian championship cycling until 2024

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To 2024, several Belgian championships championships finished in the triangle Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Herzele and Zottegem. Kicked off on 1 may at the Hall of Sint-Lievens-Houtem. Then the BK time trial on the programme for the categories from boys cadets U15 to the promises to the women and men. The apotheosis follows in 2024, when the BK with the men and women elite season. Wednesday night, the different BK’s explained during a press conference in Sint-Lievens-Houtem.

“It’s a pretty unique concept that three municipalities or cities a cooperation to set up a Belgian championships”, explained mayor Jenne De Potter of the city of Zottegem. “From may 1 this year until 2024, there will be every year in Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Herzele or Zottegem a national title in the championships organized. Sint-Lievens-Houtem bites the ball rolling with the different BK’s time trial.”

“What is also easy is that the police force is the same and that the technical services in all of these organisations work closely together, so logistically nothing to chance may be left”, he continued, The Potter. “In addition, there is a great dynamic between the three municipalities and, therefore, the website a reference to the BK, Herzele, Sint-Lievens-Houtem and Zottegem.”

Question is of course how the courses in each other will be inserted. “For the first Belgian championship of may 1, we went for advice to Sofie De Vuyst, just winnarres of the Brabant Arrow and race director of the sene”, gave Lieven Latoir, mayor of Sint-Lievens-Houtem. “The start and finish of the BK time trial situated in the Market hall in the centre of Sint-Lievens-Houtem. A challenging circulation with two inclined pieces and the famous Desk as a barrier on three kilometers of the finish line.”

In regards to the BK for the elite of 2024 is Peter Van Petegem race director. “The starting point is not yet assigned, there is still all the time,” decided The Potter. “The fact is that Zottegem arrival. We have already a more than adequate knowledge in regards to cycling races. There is our Grand prix Stad Zottegem, formerly welcomed, we also have the Three days of De Panne, and on 13 June is our Egmontstad the location for the finish of the second stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour. There us still a lot of work to the BK’s in a final form, but there certainly succeed.”

Program on may 1

10.30 am: Boys cadets U15

11u25: Ladies juniors

11h55: Ladies newbies

12u25: Men’s novices (2nd year)

13h00: Men’s novice (1st year)

13u45: junior Men (series 1)

14u19: junior Men (series 2)

14u53: junior Men (series 3)

15u35: Ladies promises

16h15: the Lord promises (series 1)

16u50: the Lord promises (set of 2)

Subsequent BK’s in Herzele, Zottegem and Sint-Lievens-Houtem

2020: New 1&2 year ladies and gentlemen

2021: Juniors ladies and gentlemen

2022: Elite z/c and promises

2023: Individual time trial elite

2024: Elite


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