ODS Classic 2022

27 August 2022

We are going to make it an extra beautiful edition together!
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The 28th ODS Classic on 27 August 2022

A wonderful cycle tour through southern Limburg. We expect around 1,350 participants this year. They will cycle distances of 75, 100 or 130 km. A genuine happening! The ODS Classic is famous for the participation in teams, normally primarily for employees, family members and retirees of the ODS member companies. But also this year there is room for guest teams.

Scenic and well-marked routes, for every level

Suitable for cycling fans of all levels. There are three distances: 75, 100 and 130 km. Three clearly signposted routes through the hills of South Limburg and the Euregion.

Catered and carefree

Many of the amenities and services are included in the registration fee of the ODS Classic. The start & finish location is fully equipped with parking facilities, food & beverage areas and shower facilities. Along the route we provide medical and technical support and extensive services in the rest areas. Our photographers will capture the event along the route and at the start and finish location.

Impression ODS Classic 2019

On Saturday 31 August 2019 the 27th edition of the ODS Classic took place at the Amstel Gold Race Xperience in Valkenburg. On this day, more than 1,350 people took part in this edition of the ODS Classic.

View photos of ODS Classic 2019

Programme

Thursday 25 August
7:30 uur – 17:30 uur Collect starting tickets at ODS Vitaal, Mauritslaan 49, 6129 EL Urmond. At the counter in the main hall.
Note! Start tickets to be collected in Urmond as much as possible in advance. This is to avoid crowds on the day of the event in Sittard.
Saturday 27 August (date is subject to alteration)
8:45 hrs Opening Classic
9:00 – 10:30 hrs Start teams
+/- 14:00 hrs First teams to finish, and start of buffet
+/- 18:00 hrs Last cyclists to arrive at the finish location

Facilities

Start & Finish location

The start and finish location is the Fortuna Sittard Stadium in Sittard. The location is fully equipped, with for example:

  • Parking
  • Supervised bike parking facility
  • Cloakroom for bags (at ODS information desk)
  • Mechanics at start and rest locations
  • Free coffee/tea and energy drink before the start
  • Group photo at the start
  • First Aid and other medical care
  • Sports massage after the finish
  • Welcome by promo girls at the finish
  • Showers and changing rooms
  • 2 beverages after the tour
  • Pasta buffet
Along the route

Along the route a huge rest area has been set up for the lunch and each distance has two separate small rest areas in other spots, offering the following services:

  • Energy drink, water and snacks
  • The rest area in Simpelveld offers a packed lunch with unlimited use of coffee, tea, broth and a soft drink of your choice
  • Toilet facilities at all rest areas
  • Static mechanics at all rest areas
  • First Aid and massage service in Simpelveld
  • Medical support en route by doctors and nurses
  • Equipment vans and broom wagons to pick up bicycles and cyclists wherever necessary
  • Road safety by motards and traffic wardens

Route

The routes of the ODS Classic 2022 will be published in mid-August as a map and as a gpx file. Check this page, the newsletter and Facebook regularly for updates!

ODS Classic 2022 75 km
ODS Classic 2022 100 km
ODS Classic 2022 130 km

Location and itinerary

Parking / bike parking facility / luggage

Parking available. More details to follow.

There is a supervised luggage depot and bike parking facility where you can safely leave your luggage and bicycle.

 

Route description

From the directions Maastricht/Heerlen and Eindhoven, on the A2 motorway take exit 48 (Urmond). Follow the signs for Sittard. The Urmonderbaan will continue as Bergerweg. Follow the signs for Stadium and the ODS signposts.

Navigation address: Milaanstraat 120, 6135 LH Sittard

Rules

The 11 golden rules

 

  1. Participation is only open to registered participants. You can only participate if you have a participant’s number attached to your steering wheel and/or your jersey. The number on your steering wheel must be clearly visible. The same applies to the number on your back if you attach it to your jersey.
  2. The cycling tour is not a race but a scenic ride for cyclists.
  3. Participants are regular road users and therefore obliged to follow the legal traffic rules. This also applies to cycling in groups. You are allowed to cycle next to one other cyclist, but only if this is not hindering other road users.
  4. Participants respect other road users and the local communities.
  5. Participants respect the countryside and the environment and deposit garbage (including banana peel) in the applicable containers at rest areas, start and finish.
  6. Participants are fully aware of all the risks involved in their participation. They look after their own safety and the safety of other road users.
  7. Participants cycle at their own risk. Wearing a helmet is mandatory.
  8. The use of following cars during the tour is forbidden.
  9. Participants are obliged to follow instructions of the organization without delay
  10. In case of misconduct or not observing these rules participants can be excluded from the tour they are participating in, as well as any future tours.
  11. As agreed with the judicial authorities in Maastricht, the police will take repressive action should excesses occur during the tour. Upon request the organization will hand over the personal data of the misbehaving participants to the police.

Registration ODS members

Upon registering the participant declares:

  • To have taken due note of the rules (the 11 golden rules of conduct) and comply with them;
  • To agree that his personal details will be handed over to Justice and other tours as the occasion arises;
  • Participate in the tour at your own risk;
  • Is sufficiently healthy to complete the tour;
  • To have proper equipment;
  • to agree that you can cancel free of charge up to and including 18 July. After that, the costs are passed on to you.

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Registration Guest teams: open registration

For the 28th edition of the ODS Classic we invite fellow companies and cycling teams to take part in this year’s edition as a guest team. Interested in registering your team for the ODS Classic? Fill in the contact form below. After we have approved your request, you will be asked to register.

Regulations:

  • Guests can only participate in teams (a minimum of 2 people), no individual entries are accepted;
  • You comply with the rules of conduct of ODS (the 11 golden rules);
  • You receive 1 invoice for the entire team. Costs amount to € 55 excluding VAT per participant;
  • 1 member of the team acts as team captain. The team captain acts as the contact person and provides the contact details of the other team members;
  • By filling in the form, you will receive a reply from ODS with the request to register your team;
  • In case you require more information about the ODS Classic before registering as a guest team, please contact us on 046-410 6236 or info@ods-vitaal.nl.
  • Agree that you can cancel free of charge up to and including 18 July. After that, the costs are passed on to you.

Registration closes Monday, August 15 at 12:00 PM.

    Score the ODS cyclist outfit now!
    Order before June 8.

    Would you like to wear the new ODS cyclist outfit during your cycle tour? Order the new ODS Bioracer cyclist outfit now for only € 88.20 including VAT. You can also order the garments separately:

    • ODS Bibshort: €42.65 incl. VAT (€35.25 excl. VAT)
    • ODS Jersey: €55.36 incl. VAT (€45.74 excl. VAT)

    Send an email, before Monday 8. June, to info@ods-vitaal.nl stating your name, address, phone number, email address and size (m/f). Note: cyclist outfits tend to be smaller than expected. Our advice: order 1 size bigger than your regular size. We will contact you as soon as possible. Businesses will receive an invoice and consumers an authorisation form for direct debit collection. Orders are legally binding.

    Sizing charts man

     

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    MENS SHORT

    Sizing charts woman

     

    SIZE WOMEN TOP
    WOMENS SHORT

    Interested in obtaining your own Bioracer outfit?
    Do you enjoy cycling with friends, colleagues or your cycling club and would you like to design your team outfit? Passionate cyclists know better than anyone else how important comfortable good clothing is. For only €88.20 incl. VAT you can have your own outfit designed (short and jersey). Interested? Look at the options on www.bioracer.com or send an email to the Bioracer representative Patrick Strouken: p.strouken@bioracer.com
    Delivery time at least 10 weeks.

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