Maarkedal, Belgium

The Taaienberg is a col with a length of 641 meter. It is located in Maarkedal, Vlaanderen, Belgium. The average grade of this col is 4.6% with a maximum of 9.2%. The Taaienberg ascents from 45 meter at the start, to 75 meter at the top, with a total of 30 ascending meters.


Taaienberg Profile


Distance 641 m
Elevation gain 30 m
Average grade 4.6 %
Maximum grade 9.2 %
Climb category None
Minimum elevation 45 m
Maximum elevation 75 m

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The Taaienberg has become even more popular in recent years because it is the favourite " climb " of public favourite Tom Boonen. He invariably tests his own legs and those of the competition here. That is why the Taaienberg is sometimes called the Boonenberg.

- Ronde van Vlaanderen: 1974-’92, 1994-2021
- Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: 2008-2018
- Dwars door Vlaanderen 2018-2019, 2021
- E3 Harelbeke 2013-2016
- Bank E3 Harelbeke 2017, 2018
- Dwars door de Vlaamse Ardennen 2018
- E3 Binckbank Classic 2019