Race Information


Date: May 5th, 2024


Organiser: Golazo

Start: Brugge

Finish: Brugge

About Safe Cycling Report


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the safety aspects of a prominent cycling race. It aims to dissect the intricacies involved in planning and executing a race that is not only competitive but also ensures the well-being of all riders.


The primary objective is to identify potential risks, and propose actionable solutions to mitigate these dangers. By enhancing safety protocols, we aim to safeguard the health of riders, support staff, and spectators, thereby elevating the overall race experience.


Our analysis hinges on evaluating various components such as course layout, weather conditions, obstacle management, and safety plans. We assess past incidents, feedback from participants, and best practices in sports event management to form a holistic view of the race’s safety landscape.


Data collection encompasses race archives, weather reports, incident logs, and participant surveys. This rich dataset forms the foundation of our safety audit, enabling us to pinpoint vulnerabilities and recommend targeted interventions for future editions of the race.



Engaging in discussions with riders and teams to gather their insights. Our surveys have compiled initial data directly from these key stakeholders, ensuring their experiences and concerns are incorporated into our planning.


Utilizing a detailed database to analyze past crashes, identifying common locations and causes. This enables us to pinpoint high-risk areas and devise strategies to mitigate potential accidents.


Conducting weekly meetings with race organizers to receive their feedback and incorporate their knowledge into our safety measures. This continuous dialogue helps to align our safety strategies with the specific needs of each event.


Applying our vast experience gained from over 1000 days of racing to enhance road safety. Our expertise in cycling safety is instrumental in developing effective prevention and response strategies.


Gathering inputs from various stakeholders within the sport, including official bodies, local authorities, and the cycling community at large. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive understanding of all possible safety concerns and solutions.



This document provides an in-depth analysis of the course, identifying obstacles and potential risks.


A comprehensive map detailing the placement of safety equipment, warning systems, and other preventive measures to ensure the well-being of participants and spectators.”


Focuses on reviewing the events that occurred during the race, identifying both successes and areas for improvement. This includes assessing the effectiveness of the safety measures implemented, gathering feedback from participants, teams, and officials on the course layout and safety protocols, analyzing incident reports to enhance future race safety, and recommending adjustments based on observed outcomes.

Elfstedenronde Brugge 2024 – Risk Evaluation


Welcome to Safe Cycling’s Safety Plan

Hello and a warm welcome from the team at Safe Cycling! Thank you for choosing us as your partner in ensuring a safe and competitive racing experience. Our mission is to provide you with the most effective safety strategies, leveraging state-of-the-art technology and data analytics to protect every participant on the race day,

Our Approach: At Safe Cycling, we combine our passion for cycling with a rigorous approach to safety. Using Looker Studio, we visualize our data and findings in an accessible and interactive format, enabling us to tailor our safety measures to the specific challenges of each race.

Race Analytics


  • Average Speed: From 2017 to 2023, the average speed of the winners was approximately 46.1 km/h, demonstrating a high level of performance across the editions.
  • Startlist Quality Growth: There has been a consistent increase in startlist quality scores over the years, indicating a strengthening of the peloton’s overall competitiveness.
  • Winning Method: The races are typically won by a sprint from a large group, highlighting a recurring tactical pattern favoring strong sprinters.

Risk Overview

Risk Overview Final Laps

  • Last 28-20 km: Highest challenge with 27 obstacles and a density of 2.1 per km.
  • Last 20-10 km: 18 obstacles, density of 1.8 per km, indicating concentrated challenges.
  • Last 10-3 km: Least dense with 12 obstacles at 1.2 per km, easing navigation before the finale.
  • Last 3 km: Intense final stretch, 16 obstacles with a 1.6 per km density, requiring careful navigation.

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Part 1

Part 3: Last 28-20 km

Part 3:  Last 28-20 km

  • Total Obstacles: The last 28-20 km section features 27 obstacles, the highest count across all sections.
  • Obstacle Density: This section has an obstacle density of 2.1 per km, indicating it as the most challenging segment for navigational complexity.

Part 4: Last 20-10 km

Part 4: Last 20-10 km

  • Total Obstacles: Contains 18 obstacles.
  • Obstacle Density: The density here is 1.8 per km, suggesting a slightly less challenging section compared to the Last 28-20 km but still demanding.

Part 5: Last 10-3 km

Part 5: Last 10-3 km

  • Total Obstacles: This segment includes 12 obstacles.
  • Obstacle Density: With a density of 1.2 per km, this section is less intense than the earlier parts, offering some reprieve as racers approach the final stretch.

Part 6 – Last 3 km

Part 6: Last 3 km

  • Total Obstacles: Features 16 obstacles, surprisingly high for such a short section.
  • Obstacle Density: The density increases to 1.6 per km, indicating a final burst of challenges before the finish line.

Risk Evaluation
Safety Plan
Safety Index

Safe Cycling Index and Conclussion

The Elfstedenronde race poses significant safety challenges, especially during the final laps where obstacle density increases. Here’s a concise safety analysis:

  1. Final Laps Risk Assessment:
  • The most chaallenging segment is the last 28-20 km with the highest number of obstacles (27) and a density of 2.1 per km.
  • Obstacle density slightly decreases to 1.8 per km in the 20-10 km stretch, but remains high.
  • The last 10-3 km offers some relief with a lower density (1.2 per km), easing into the finale.
  • The final 3 km sees a surge in density to 1.6 per km, demanding careful navigation right up to the finish line.


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