Kluisberg - Bergstraat
The Kluisberg can be climbed from different directions but this one, via the Bergstraat, would be the classic route. The climb from Ruien was tackled 11 times (1955, 1966, 1997-2003, 2007, 2010 in )the Tour of Flanders. Until the 1960s this was a wide cobbled road, after which it became paved. Also other races such as Dwars door Vlaanderen and the E3 Prijs and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Kuurne included this climb in the parcours as well as the Women's Tour De France in the early 2000s where Nicole Cooke launched a solo attack that won her the second stage.On your right just as the climb begins is Jowan, one of the best-known bike shops in the region.