Day 1: Oss (NL) – Voeren (B)

Distance: 145 Kilometers
Height: 506 Altimeters

Stage-sponsor

Van Dijk Logistics is a fourth generation family business with its own offices and warehouses in the Netherland and in Italy. We transport goods primarily by rail, and we also provide an efficient terminal road service on your behalf. This sustainable and environmentally friendly approach results in lower CO2 emissions and considerable cost savings. Think green, book keen!

Lineas is one of the largest private rail freight operators in Europe, providing quality rail services and door-to-door logistics solutions throughout Europe. Lineas wants to realise modal shift towards rail. In order to convince industrial companies to shift goods transport from road to rail, Lineas develops innovative rail products like Green Xpress Network. In this way, companies can improve their own supply chain and make an active contribution to a greener environment and smooth mobility.

Route description

A relative easy start of La Grande Corsa. Leaving Oss we pass canals and country side. After 70 km, heading towards the Belgium border, we stop for a lunch in Nederweert. We continue on the Dutch – Belgium border and only after we passed Maasmechelen the first hills will appear. The last 30 km we will climb some beautiful Limburg hills, including the famous Vaalserberg and Cauberg and then slowly enter the Belgium Ardennes.

Distance: 145 Kilometers
Height: 506 Altimeters

Cauberg

Average grade: 5 % – Length: 1.1 km – Altitude start: 83 m – top: 139 m -Ascent: 56 m

Vaalserberg

Average grade: 4,2 % – Length: 2.6 km – Altitude start: 199 m – top: 321 m -Ascent: 122 m

10 years Shuttlewise by bike from Oss to Mortara. Who dares to join me on a stage of this heroic ride with 1.362 km and 19.170 metres climbing crossing 7 countries?? Or become a sponsor and support the Richard Nomden Foundation.