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GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE REGION                                                                                   
Ostend, the only true City by the Sea

Ostend has a rich past. King Leopold II, the famous painter James Ensor and the soul icon Marvin Gaye were all inspired by the magic of the City by the Sea. The authentic architecture, the dazzling nightlife, the fine port, the many shops and the wide range of events make the city truly irresistible.

In addition to all these aspects the European City of Sport 2017 also offers all kinds of sports for all age groups. No less than 1 in 3 residents are active in one or more of the over 170 different Ostend sport associations. In many sports disciplines it can boast of teams and athletes which belong to the international top. Thanks to its location by the sea and its open-air infrastructures Ostend hosts many sports events.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE EVENT                                                                                   
Organiser’s contact:
Isomundo vzw
Secretariat, Gistelsesteenweg 1D bus 1.5, B-8400 Oostende
Phone: +32 (0)59 70 79 70

Secretariat: Ginette Thys
Race Director: Thierry Diederen
Fleet & Guests Management: Willy Desmet
Logistics assistant (1): Geert Bonne
Logistics assistant (2): Koen Reyserhove


Board of directors Isomundo vzw/asbl
Alain Demortier Founder/Chairman/General Management
Els Bogaert Administrator/VIP Management
Robert Declercq Administrator/Logistics Management
Wim Decleir Member of Board/Financial Management/Press/Communication
Andre Deruyver Member of Board/Legal adviser/Medal ceremony


Event Website:
For information on the 2019-UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup - Ostend, visit the Official Website:

Climatic conditions at the time of the event
Ostend has a maritime temperate climate, influenced by winds from the North Sea, making summers cooler than inland Europe.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Now Dec
Average high °C (°F) 6.1 (43) 6.5 (43.7) 9.2 (48.6) 11.4 (52.5) 15.3 (59.5) 17.7 (63.9) 20.3 (68.5) 20.9 (69.6) 18.3 (64.9) 14.5 (58.1) 9.7 (49.5) 7.1 (44.8)
Average low °C (°F) 1.1 (34) 0.5 (32.9) 2.3 (36.1) 4.1 (39.4) 7.9 (46.2) 10.7 (51.3) 12.8 (55) 12.5 (54.5) 10.2 (50.4) 7.1 (44.8) 4.0 (39.2) 2.3 (36.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 62.6 (2.465) 44.5 (1.752) 55.0 (2.165) 45.5 (1.791) 56.2 (2.213) 66.7 (2.626) 59.2 (2.331) 57.3 (2.256) 79.9 (3.146) 78.1 (3.075) 83.9 (3.303) 73.2 (2.882)
Avg. precipitation days 13 9 11 10 10 10 8 8 11 11 13 13


Transportation from/to the Airports:
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How to reach our venue?

International Airport Brussels/Belgium:
125Km in 01:10 Highway

International Airport Charleroi/Belgium:
170Km in 01:35 Highway

International Airport Schiphol/the Netherlands:
285Km in 02:40 Highway

International Airport Lille/France:
90Km in 00:56 Highway

International Airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle/France:
305Km in 02:50 Highway

International Airport Frankfurt/Germany:
520Km in 04:45 Highway

International Station Oostende:
4,6Km in 00:08

International Station Lille/France:
90Km in 00:56



Official World Cup Hotel:   
Holiday Club Vayamundo
Zeedijk 290-330
B-8400 Oostende (Mariakerke)
Online reservation: Email:

Vayamundo will accommodate UCI, the athletes & their entourage in their hotel in Ostend:

  • Great infrastructure
  • > 500 rooms, multiple restaurants, swimming pool and many more...
  • Conference rooms for meetings, classification, accreditation, press etc.
  • Perfectly adapted for people with disabilities
  • Right next to the race circuit
  • Located at the seaside (rooms with a view!)

Official Hotel Accommodation list:

  • Hotel room
  • 1 bed room apartment
  • 2 bed room apartment

Comfort: Shower or bath, separate toilet, telephone, TV with information channel, refrigerator, Coffee maker, Microwave

Food and drink :
Plenty of choice: in total five food and beverage outlets at your disposal. From a quick snack to culinary delights, all chefs Vayamundo are at your service. The registered athletes and staff receive a wristband which gives access to the restaurant !

You can use free wireless internet. Ask the receptionists and become the code to log into the network.

Pool and Wellness:
The hotel Vayamundo has a family friendly, heated swimming pool. Sauna and Jacuzzi make the Wellness experience complete.

Base price:

  1. A choice of 3 different reservation possibilities:
    • Bed and breakfast (price per person/per night): 85,00 EUR
    • Half board, breakfast and dinner (price per person/per night): 99,50 EUR
    • Full board, breakfast, lunch and dinner (price per person/per night): 109,00 EUR
  1. The opening hours of the restaurant to enjoy your meal:
    • Breakfast from 07.30AM until 10.00AM;
    • Lunch (a self-service restaurant) from 11.30AM until 01.45PM
    • Dinner (self-service restaurant) from 05.45PM until 08.45PM.
  1. Good to know:

Made bed upon arrival small and large towel: 8,00 EUR
Cleaning room, small and large towel, bed-linen Price: 8,00euro per person/per day
A single additional charge is € 20 per person and per night.

Reservations will be done directly with the Isomundo secretariat and filled upon basis of availability.
Booking responsible: Alain Demortier / Ginette Thys
Please ask for bookings to:

RACE DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                 
Time Trial - 9,0km/round:

The time trial will take place in the street of Zeedijk, along the see, with start/finish in front of the official hotel:

Time Trial -9,0km/round

Road Race - 8,0km/round:
The road race will take place in the streets of Mariakerke (Ostend) with the start/finish in the Nieuwpoortse steenweg.
This quick circuit will occur on a safe way in perfect conditions.
Start and Finish: Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 569 Oostende (Mariakerke)

Road Race - 8,0km/round

Team Relay - 2.8km/round:
​The team relay race will take place in the streets of Mariakerke (Ostend). Start/finish in the Nieuwpoortse steenweg at length of the number 569.

Team Relay - 2.8km/round

RACE PERMANENCE                                                                                                              
The race permanence is located in the Holiday Club Vayamundo, Official Hotel.
From Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th May 2019
Opening hours: from 07:30am - 09:00pm each day.

Accreditation / Registration Centre
The Accreditation Centre will take place in the Holiday Club Vayamundo, Official Hotel.
From 13th May 2019. Opening hours: from 09:00am - 06:00pm each day
All team accreditations will need to be collected from the Accreditation Centre.

The accreditations will be available as per the official team lists only.

MEDIA ACCREDITATIONS                                                                                                     
Journalists and photographers who want to attend the UCI Paracycling Road World Cup Belgium 2019 can apply for accreditation. They are requested to send the following information at least 14 days in advance to
Name and Surname + add a copy of your press card to the press request
E-mail address/Mobile number
name of the media organization
Kind of medium
Validity date of the accreditation (from 15 to 19 May 2019)

Accreditations will be delivered at the Holiday Club Vayamundo, Isomundo permanence office, from 14 May to 16 May 2019.
Press accreditation can be refused.

OFFICIAL TRAINING SESSIONS                                                                                           
Thursday 16 May 2019 - 10h00-12h00 - Official Time Trial training session

RIDERS’ REGISTRATIONS                                                                                                    
The competition will take place under UCI regulations:

In reference to the UCI regulations (art. 16.20.006) registration shall take place on the UCI online registration website

The UCI online registration begins on (date) 5 weeks before the event 12:00=(GMT+1) and closes (date) 3 weeks before the event. The maximum number of participants per nation in each event will be six per sport class. The registration dates are available on the UCI website para-cycling-registration-dates.pdf?sfvrsn=ddf4f87d_14 .

The registration fee is € 75,00 per accredited person. Refunds cannot be done for athletes who did not complete the registration form. Only the National teams that have paid the registration fee within the deadline will receive their accreditation passes and be able to take part in the competition.
The UCI and the Organizer Committee will not be held responsible if you or your team misses the return flight due to delays in the program.

Registration fee shall be paid in advance into the following bank account:

Gistelsesteenweg 1D bus 1.5
B-8400 Oostende
IBAN:                BE 03 9731 4173 1784
BIC code:         ARSPBE22XXX

NB: do not forget to mention the name of the people you are paying for

Each team is responsible for insuring its athletes. It is complusary that this covers: damage to property, personal injuries and /or health problems, third-party liabilities

Medical care for entrants is the responsibility of the organiser during the event at the event site and within the confines of the race routes. However, any other costs incurred should there be illness or injury including patient transportation by either road or air as well as admission costs to emergency units / hospitals are the responsibility of the federation or the athlete.

In the event that costs for medical care cannot be funded by the patient’s medical aid, these funds will be paid by the patient in his/her private capacity.

CLASSIFICATION / MEETINGS                                                                                            
Classification controls will take place at Holiday Club Vayamundo, Official Hotel.
13 – 15 May 2019                    08:00-20:00    Holiday Club Vayamundo

Athletes are requested to come at the classification with their bicycle, cycling clothes and medical documents. The detailed classification schedule will be published on the UCI website ( three weeks before the event.

15 May 2019                           10:00-12:00    Holiday Club Vayamundo

15 May 2019                           17:00-18:00    Holiday Club Vayamundo.
Will be followed by a drink.

Will take place in the Holiday Club Vayamundo, Official Hotel.
The athletes must go to the checking area by their own means of transport, though they must be accompanied by a representative of the organisation who will take care of them in the arrival area.

Each federation is responsible for obtaining the necessary documentation to gain entry into Belgium.

Every person seeking to enter Belgium must be in possession of a valid passport for travel to Belgium and, where necessary, a visa. Enquiries can be directed to Belgium diplomatic representatives abroad or the Department of Home Affairs in Brussels. Visitors who intend traveling to Belgium's neighbouring countries and back into Belgium are advised to apply for multiple entry visas. Visas are not issued on arrival at Belgium ports of entry.

Visa Requirements:

  • Passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of the intended visit;
  • Passports must contain at least one unused page for entry or departure endorsements;
  • Payment of the prescribed fee, if applicable;
  • A vaccination certificate, if required by the Act;
  • Statement and/or documentation confirming purpose and duration of visit;
  • Two identity photographs (see website for details);
  • Proof of financial means; and A return / onward ticket.

In terms of existing arrangements, passport holders of certain countries are exempt from visa requirements. Tourists must satisfy immigration officers that they have the means to support themselves during their stay, and that they are in possession of return or onward air tickets. They must also have valid international health certificates.

For those riders that require support documentation from the organisers to make their visa applications, this can be arranged and Wim Decleir from Isomundo (Ambassador) can assist with this and he can be contacted at

UCI OFFICIALS OF THE EVENT                                                                                                                                  

Classifiers: Chief Classifier
Terrie MOORE
Erick MOEN
International Commissaires: President
GASTOU Walter Ka Lok YUE
Technical Delegate:   Roberto RANCILIO ITA
Doping Control Officer MariaEleni POLYMEROPOULOU GRE



The UCI remain available for any further information. You can contact the UCI headquarters in
Aigle, Mrs. Tiziana Lardieri, Event Coordinator, e-mail: or Christopher
Bifrare, Sport Coordinator tel. +41 468 58 11;
Information is also available on UCI website: