Belvedere Kemmelberg

Heuvelland, Belgium

The Belvedere Kemmelberg is a col with a length of 1.5 kilometer. This is a category 4 col. It is located in Heuvelland, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium. The average grade of this col is 5.9% with a maximum of 11.5%. The Belvedere Kemmelberg ascents from 69 meter at the start, to 159 meter at the top, with a total of 88 ascending meters.


Belvedere Kemmelberg Profile


Distance 1.5 km
Elevation gain 88 m
Average grade 5.9 %
Maximum grade 11.5 %
Climb category 4
Minimum elevation 69 m
Maximum elevation 159 m

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On the western flank of the Kemmelberg lies a French mass grave from the First World War. At the top of the climb is a memorial column for the fallen. However, the cobblestones also claimed victims in the cycling peloton. Hendrik Redant, Andrei Tchmil, Chris Peers during the Three Days of De Panne. But above all, there was that series of terrifying tumbles during the 2007 edition of Gent-Wevelgem, with several badly wounded cyclists being transported to a hospital. The call to remove the Kemmel from the course sounded, but the organizers had a better solution: a new descent via asphalt roads offered the ideal alternative to save the face of Gent-Wevelgem.

- Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields: 1955-1990, 1992-2019
- Dwars door Vlaanderen (2x): 1965-1966
- Bredene Koksijde Classic 2019