E3 Harelbeke 2013 – Preview


The cobbled hills on the route are what makes cycling in Belgium that interesting. And in 56th edition of E3 Harelbeke, riders will pass over 15 hills in total; Leberg, Oude Steenweg, La Houppe, Berg Stene, Boigneberg, Eikenberg, Stationsberg, Taaienberg, Berg Ten Houte, Kanarieberg, Kapelberg, Paterberg, Kwaremont, Knokteberg and Tiegemberg in order.

The Paterberg is a cobbled 500m climb that averages 12.5% whereas Kapelberg is 1.25 km with 14% average. The Tiegemberg is 1km long with 6.5% and is positioned 15 km from the finish.