Start strook 2: Hem *
Fairly good state, sometimes separated, but the riders take the two strips of tar, even if they are pitted by holes that cause frequent punctures.
This sector is believed to have been first used in 1968 but perhaps as early as the 1950s. A winding section rising from 25m to 30m. Always swept by wind. In 2004, Johan Museeuw suffered a puncture on this stretch, which cost him the chance to contest the sprint for a record-equalling fourth victory.