2008 Omloop Het Volk

The 64th edition of the Omloop Het volk was held on 1 March 2008. It was the last time after the event was named Omloop Het Volk before it changed to Omloop Het Nieuwslad. The race was won by Philippe Gilbert after a 50 km solo breakaway.[1]

2008 Omloop Het Volk
Nick Nuyens, Philippe Gilbert and Thor Hushovd on the podium
Race details
Dates1 March 2008
Distance199 km (123.7 mi)
Winning time4h 55' 25"
  Winner  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (Française des Jeux)
  Second  Nick Nuyens (BEL) (Cofidis)
  Third  Thor Hushovd (NOR) (Crédit Agricole)
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Gilbert broke clear from the splintered peloton on the Eikenberg, with 50 km and two climbs to go, and held off the chasing group on the flat run-in towards the finish in Ghent. Nick Nuyens won the sprint for second place before Thor Hushovd at one minute from Gilbert.[1]


Cyclist Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux 4h 55' 25"
2   Nick Nuyens (BEL) Cofidis + 58"
3   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole + 1' 06"
4   Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
5   Aleksandr Kuschynski (BLR) Liquigas + 1' 12"
6   Nicolas Jalabert (FRA) Agritubel + 1' 13"
7   Leif Hoste (BEL) Silence–Lotto s.t.
8   Allan Johansen (DEN) Team CSC + 1' 16"
9   Jan Kuyckx (BEL) Landbouwkrediet–Tönissteiner + 1' 53"
10   Arnaud Gérard (FRA) Française des Jeux s.t.


External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b Brown, Gregor; Haake, Bjorn. "Gilbert returns with solo Het Volk victory". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 February 2016.