The Best of Brabant Ardennes


200 KM – 2700 D+

Casse-Pattes, as its name suggests, has been designed to destroy your legs.

It is the union of the two Brabants : Flemish and Walloon. It is the story of champions, hills, cobbles, and bucolic climbs too. Casse-Pattes connects two areas with strong identities : one, taken by the Brabantse Pijl, and the other, less known but just as deserving : Ittre, the elevation gain hub for Brusseleers.

The Druivenkoers, the Brabantse Pijl, and even the UCI World Championships go through these roads in the South-East of the Belgian capital. Hagaard, Moskestraat, Smeysberg, these names surely give you jimmy legs. 

On the other side, Ittre. Or "Giro di Ittro". Ittre is the central point of many steep climbs along the Bxl-Charleroi canal. Altough too little frequented, these climbs deserve our full attention. We are firbidden to neglect them.

Nothing to envy to Liège or Luxembourg Ardennes, the Brabant Ardennes will hit your calves, they will dismantle your hips, and will give you the "grimace".

The Conquest's Little Brother

Intro challenge to ultra endurance, Casse-Pattes can be considered like the little bro of the Conquest of the Ardennes. 

Hills Casse-Pattes

KM Secteur Type Lg (m) % Avg % Max
1 7.3 Waversesteenweg Hill 1 000 3.6% 5.5%
2 12.9 Hagaard Hill  330 10.3% 17.6%
3 16 Hertstraat Hill  300 7.7% 11.0%
4 17.7 Mommaertstraat Cobbles 2 000 -2.7%  
5 21.5 Moskestraat Cobbled Hill  550 9.0% 17.0%
6 24 Holstheide Hill 1 000 5.0% 12.0%
7 28 Smeysberg Hill  600 8.3% 18.0%
8 37 Rue de Pécrot Hill 1 500 2.1% 8.4%
9 47 Allée de Bercuit Hill 1 500 3.2% 8.9%
10 52.2 4 Sapins Hill 1 500 3.3% 6.0%
11 57.4 Mur de Wavre Hill  500 10.0% 14.0%
12 64 Bois du Bosquet Hill  800 5.1% 12.0%
13 68.7 Vieux Chemin de l'Helpe Cobbles + Hill 1 350 3.5% 9.0%
14 73 Côte de Sépulchre Hill  370 5.8% 8.6%
15 76.8 Côte de Beaumont Hill 1 000 3.5% 8.1%
16 85 Côte d'Anogrune Hill 1 000 3.0% 5.0%
17 86.5 Chemin des Pèlerins Gravel  500 1.0%  
18 87.3 Pavés du Gros Vélo Cobbles  700 -3.4%  
19 88.2 Rue Là-Haut Hill 1 000 3.2% 6.0%
20 99.2 Chemin dit le Bois Hill 1 500 3.0% 9.0%
21 104 Côte du Try Hill  700 3.5% 6.0%
22 107.4 Rue Robert Ledecq Hill  600 4.5% 6.9%
23 109 Bois de Samme Hill 1 700 3.5% 9.1%
24 113.6 Côte du Bilot Hill  700 4.0% 6.5%
25 116.2 Côte de Beaudémont Hill  650 5.3% 8.2%
26 124.2 Côte du Bardé Hill 1 500 3.3% 20.0%
27 127.5 Côte de Fauquez Hill 1 100 5.0% 16.0%
28 129.4 Côte de Basse Hollande Hill 1 450 4.2% 17.0%
29 135.7 Mur du Tombois Hill  220 7.0% 15.0%
30 138.8 Chapelle du Faux Hill 2 000 2.8% 10.0%
31 143 Avenue de la Hetraie Hill 2 500 2.2% 12.0%
32 147.2 Mon Idée Hill 1 400 4.2% 10.2%
33 153 Charly des Bois Hill 2 000 4.4% 11.0%
34 157.7 Mon Plaisir Hill 1 300 4.4% 14.5%
35 162.9 Côte des Ardennes Hill 1 500 3.2% 12.4%
36 169.2 Rue du Masy Hill 1 630 5.1% 17.0%
37 175 Côte Mathias Hill 3 200 1.8% 9.5%
38 181.6 Dr. Spitael + Warande Hill 2 700 2.4% 7.0%
39 187.5 Bruineput Hill  800 8.3% 16.0%
40 191.6 Wouterstraat Gravel  400 -3.5%  
41 192 Côte des 7 Fontaines Hill 1 500 2.7% 12.0%
42 196 Bronstraat Hill  700 5.5% 13.5%
43 199.5 Avenue de la Libération Hill 1 500 3.0% 6.3%

Hall of Fame

Prénom Nom Date Riding Time Total Time
Patrice Hornez 6/16/2022 9:42:39 12:10:13
Victor Dilbeck 6/19/2022 8:34:50 9:24:21
Maxime Pétré 6/20/2022 8:38:36 9:44:59
Jean-Pierre Fauconnier 7/2/2022 7:40:06 8:13:13
Alexandre Marlier 7/5/2022 8:02:20 10:21:53
Romain Dury 7/16/2022 8:37:20 10:15:22
Emile Vandenbroek 7/16/2022 8:37:20 10:15:22
Tim Thomson 7/16/2022 8:29:58 10:14:21
Louis Paternostre 7/16/2022 8:27:52 10:14:38
Antoine Manzanera 7/8/2022 8:04:29 10:01:34
Arnaud Delaeter 7/16/2022 8:25:14 10:10:15
Loïc Louis 7/15/2022 8:00:54 9:16:08
Céline Seys 9/25/2022 9:48:47 11:46:38
Stéphanie Schmitz 10/15/2022 11:52:41 17:07:09
Sarah Calus 10/15/2022 11:45:21 17:07:23
Laëtitia Deprez 10/15/2022 12:02:40 17:07:09
Stéphanie Dardar 10/15/2022 11:52:41 17:07:09
Luciana Cavuoto 10/15/2022 11:47:17 17:07:44
Frédéric Verscheure 10/15/2022 11:38:33 17:06:54

Rules

1. Casse-Pattes

Casse-Pattes if a freeride cyclosportive itinerary, it belongs to the Resist & Ride label.


2. Route

The route suggests you to ride 200 km and 2 800 hm, mainly on both Brabants.

You have to ride the loop clockwise, and the suggested start is located at the parking of the Sonian Forest, at the crossing of Avenue de la Forêt de Soignes - Chaussée de Waterloo.

The participant can ride the loop alone, with friends, self-supported, or with assistance.


3. Potential slot for The Ardennes Monster

Every participant that is officially registered and that makes the loop entirely will be eligible for a slot for The Ardennes Monster 2023 (or 2024 if the date does not fit). We will do a lottery on the 31st, December, 2022, to determine the winner.


4. Security

Casse-Pattes is not a one-day event. It is a permanent cycling tour on roads open to traffic. The participant is therefore subject to any road event that he/she may encounter during a personal workout or personal excursion.

Le code de la route belge est donc de vigueur et chaque participant est tenu de le respecter. Ceci implique de porter une tenue visible et d’avoir des éclairages en suffisance si le participant est amené à rouler dans des circonstances plus sombres (début ou fin de journée), ou qui le nécessitent (brouillard, pluie, faible visibilité).


5. Liability

The achievement of the proposed route is entirely the choice of the participant.

The participant will enter the challenge only if he/she considers him/herself to be in good shape, with no health problem.

He/she will have to adapt his/her behavior to current circumstances (traffic jams, urban areas, road works, unforeseen weather, ...).


6. Registrations and certification

Registrations fee is 15€. Every participant that has registered and has completed the loop will be classified on the Hall of Fame of Casse-Pattes. Registrations on Njuko.

When the participant has completed the loop, he/she sends an email to homologation@resistandride.cc, with his/her Strava activity, in order to be validated.


7. Finisher price

Every participant will receive a finisher souvenir : the official Casse-Pattes patch, a diploma, and a vinyle sticker.