BRUSSELS HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE

Who will make it to the top first? 

BHCC #3

14 NOVEMBER 2022 > 12 FEBRUARY 2023

The Challenge runs through the winter months and allows you to show the effect of your awesome training by setting personal best times up ten selected hills. Who knows, you might even be strong enough to make it on the leaderboard for a given hill or your incredible consistency might hoist you up the overall points classification!

Each week a hill is open for competition. The challenge is advertised the week before on Strava and Facebook

Ride strong, ride safe, ride uphill

PALMARES

General classification (men + women overall) after hill #2

Hills classifications

  • Hill #3, Beerselberg
    • Hill ranking
    • Winner – women: Juliette Lucarain
    • Winner – men: Victor Cossement
  • Hill #2, Congoberg
    • Hill ranking
    • Winner – women: Liza B
    • Winner – men: Lander Van Droogenbroeck
  • Hill #1, Enfants Noyés
    • Hill ranking
    • Winner – women: Juliette Lucarain
    • Winner – men: Max Van Craen

Check-out general classification 2021-2022

  • Hill #1, Mazier // Winner: Bjorn Gielen
  • Hill #2, Charly des Bois // Winner: Nicolas Brookes
  • Hill #3, Bekestraat // Winner: Virgile Loiseau
  • Hill #4, Kesterberg // Winner: Bjorn Gielen
  • Hill #5, Smeysberg // Winner: Dominique Rongvaux
  • Hill #6, Hunselenberg // Winner: Antoine Maisonhaute
  • Hill #7, Bruyère du Wez // Winner: Dominique Rongvaux
  • Hill #8, Bercuit // Winner: Virgile Loiseau
  • Hill #9, Berchembos // Winner: Antoine Maisonhaute
  • Hill #,10 Beukenberg // Winner: Goéric Daeninck

Checkout all the hills classifications

Check-out general classification 2020-2021

  • Hill #1, Bruine Put // Winner: Miguel Vdb
  • Hill #2, Kleinwaverstraat // Winner: Matthias Piens
  • Hill #3, Neerpoortstraat // Winner: Anders Aarkrog Jepsen
  • Hill #4, Asquemont // Winner: Dominique Rongvaux
  • Hill #5, Langestraat // Winner: Jeff Rutten
  • Hill #6, Mur de Wavre // Winner: Virgile Loiseau
  • Hill #7, Rue du Massy // Winner: Virgile Loiseau
  • Hill #8, Smeysberg // Winner: Goéric Daeninck
  • Hill #9, Holsteide // Winner: Victor Cossement

Announcing the 10 hills of BHCC #3

  • Length: 1.77Km / Average gradient: 2.4%
  • Strava segment: Enfants Noyés
  • Length: 1.13km / Average gradient: 5.3%
  • Strava segment: Congoberg
  • Length: 570m / Average gradient: 5.9%
  • Strava segment: Eeckelstraat
  • Length: 630m / Average gradient: 8.1%
  • Strava segment: Smeysberg
  • Length: 1.02Km / Average gradient: 2.9%
  • Strava segment: Eksterenberg
  • Length: 520m / Average gradient: 8%
  • Strava segment: Crabbegat
  • Length: 1.73Km / Average gradient: 1.9%
  • Strava segment: Route Baccara

(register on the dedicated Strava Club, and you’ll automatically be registered for BHCC)

RULES OF THE CHALLENGE

The Challenge will run through the winter months and will allow you to show the effect of your awesome training by setting personal best times up a dozen selected hills. Who knows, you might even be strong enough to make it on the leaderboard for a given hill or your incredible consistency might hoist you up the overall points classification!

Each week a hill is open for competition. The challenge is advertised the week before on Strava and Facebook. Anyone is invited to have a go at setting the fastest time up the selected hill.

  1. Each hill corresponds to a Strava segment. Be sure to check the segment in advance to make sure you know the landmark that indicates the start and finish line.
  2. The start and stop line are taken from Strava.
  3. This is a solo effort that you do on any day that suits you that week.
  4. Participants must ride alone and cannot benefit from the draft of other riders or vehicles.
  5. Starting at speed is permitted.
  6. Timing is only accounted for between the start and stop segment.
  7. Timing is managed by a GPS recording uploaded to Strava.
  8. Participants must post their ride publicly on Strava and be members of the BHCC Strava Club for results to be registered.
  9. Rides of the week must be sent before Sunday 20h00. After that, there is no possibility to modify, upload or ask for any kind of correction.
  10. You are free to ride up the hill as many times as you feel like it.

A leaderboard is established each week.
A point based leaderboard is established over all hills with a grand winner announced at the end of the season. Points for the general classification are awarded with the following rules:

  • Participation to a hill automatically awards you 200 points.
  • Your ranking on a hill gives you : 201 – #RankOnHill

If you participate on a hill, you can thus cumulate a maximum of 400 points per hill for first place and a minimum of 200 for placings 201 and beyond.


New rules for the 3rd edition (2022-2023)

  • Your worst performance will be erased at the end of the challenge. This “worst performance” can be a bad ranking or even a no “show”. It will be automatically erased after the 9th round of the challenge.
  • The “grande finale” counts as full part of the challenge : you’ll have to be present on Sunday 12 February to get points for the general classification.
  • We’ll have 3 different general classifications: one for women, one for men, one overall.

The winner of each general classification (man / woman) will have the opportunity to get the BHCC collector “winner jersey”.

The “grande finale” of Brussels Hill Climb Challenge is an official event of the Federation Cycliste Wallonie-Bruxelles. Thanks for the support!

WITH SUPPORT FROM OFFICIAL BHCC PARTNERS

COLLECTION OF BHCC ROUTES

The routes’ makers and reviewers of Brussels Big Brackets have prepared routes that include hills selected for BHCC all over the years. One route will take you for a scenic ~50km ride, the other for a ~90km ride. 

You’ll find here those suggested rides that include the hills of BHCC.

BHCC 16
BHCC 18
BHCC 22
BHCC 5
BHCC 17
BHCC 2
BHCC 20
BHCC 14
BHCC 2022
BHCC 0
BHCC 3
BHCC 8
BHCC 1
BHCC 6
BHCC 7
BHCC 4
BHCC 2

Pictures (c) Nicolas Brookes

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