The 200-km long one-day race is scheduled on June 12.
A hilly course, with five flat cobbled sections in between, is what will await the riders who'll head to the Ronde van Limburg, the Belgian 1.1 race which will set out from Tongeren, on Sunday. The peloton will have on the menu three different circuits and a total of 16 short and punchy climbs – with gradients ranging from 4% to 14% – the last of which (Kolmontberg, 900 meters) will be tackled just a few kilometers before the finish.
One of the most successful riders in the peloton, with more than 100 pro victories to his name, Tom Boonen will headline Etixx – Quick-Step's squad for Ronde van Limburg, a race in which he'll be accompanied by Nikolas Maes, Tour La Provence stage winner Davide Martinelli, Gianni Meersman, Fabio Sabatini, Pieter Serry, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck and Lukasz Wisniowski.
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