Nokere Koerse is 189.8 kilometres long in 2022. The start remains on the Markt in Deinze and the finish is of course on top of Nokereberg.
Everything in between has been thoroughly revamped. First there is a 78 km run that takes the riders along Nazareth, Gavere, Zingem, Zwalm, Oudenaarde, Wortegem-Petegem and Anzegem towards Nokere. After 26 kilometres the famous Wolvenberg is the first hill of the day, 24 kilometres later the Tiegemberg follows, with before that the cobblestones of the Varent. This is followed by the Holstraat and the lesser known Petegemberg (500m at 7.6%), with a beautiful view of the Flemish Ardennes at the top.
It goes without saying that these slopes will only serve as a warm-up. After the riders first fire up Nokereberg (350m at 5.7%, maximum 7%), 4 local laps of 27.9km will follow.
The local lap is spiced up with numerous cobbled sections: Herlegemstraat, Lange Aststraat, Kloosterstraat, Lededorp cobbles, Huisepontweg, Wannegem-Dorp and Hoevenstraat, which follow each other very closely. That's where the differences have to be made, otherwise we'll have a power sprint on the Nokereberg.