Belgian National Cyclo-cross Championships

The Belgian National Cyclo-cross Championships were first held in 1910, and have been held annually since 1921 (with a break in 1940 due to World War II) by the Royal Belgian Cycling Federation (KBWB/RLVB).[1] Races are run for elite men, elite women, under 23 men, junior (under 18) men, juvenile men, various masters (amateur over 30) categories and by other organisations catering for veteran riders.

Elite menEdit

Belgian National Cyclo-cross Championships – Men's elite race
 
Race details
DateBeginning of January
DisciplineCyclo-cross
TypeOne-day
OrganiserRoyal Belgian Cycling League
History
First edition1910 (1910)
Editions104 (as of 2021)
First winnerPhilippe Thys
Most winsRoland Liboton (10 times)
Most recentWout van Aert

The winners and placed riders for the professional men's event (literally "elite with contract"; a separate championship is still held for elite men without contract, following on from the earlier amateur event) each year have been:[1]

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1910 Philippe Thys
1911 not held
1912 Joseph Van Ingelghem (1/2)
1913 Henri Moerenhout (1/2)
1914 Joseph Van Ingelghem (2/2)
1915 to 1920 not held
1921 René Vermandel
1922 Maurice De Waele
1923 Théodore Van Eetvelde
1924 Joseph Van Dam
1925 Pé Verhaegen
1926 Henri Moerenhout (2/2)
1927 Jean Meeuwis
1928 Jules Goedhuys (1/2)
1929 Georges Ronsse (1/2)
1930 Georges Ronsse (2/2)
1931 Jules Goedhuys (2/2)
1932 Jef Demuysere
1933 Maurice Seynaeve (1/5)
1934 Maurice Seynaeve (2/5)
1935 Maurice Seynaeve (3/5)
1936 Maurice Seynaeve (4/5)
1937 Maurice Seynaeve (5/5)
1938 Omer Thys (1/2)
1939 Omer Thys (2/2)
1940 not held
1941 Richard Blendeman
1942 Eugeen Jacobs (1/2)
1943 Eugeen Jacobs (2/2)
1944 Frans Van Hellemont
1945 Keerbergen Georges Vandermeirsch (1/5) Lode Michiels Eugeen Jacobs
1946 Antwerp Georges Vandermeirsch (2/5) Lode Michiels Oscar Goethals
1947 Wervik Georges Vandermeirsch (3/5) Lode Michiels Odiel Vandenmeerschaut
1948 Heverlee Frans De Coster Odiel Vandenmeerschaut Frans Loyaert
1949 Zingem Georges Vandermeirsch (4/5) Frans De Coster Eugeen Jacobs
1950 Mater Firmin Van Kerrebroeck (1/6) Georges Vandermeirsch Michel Decroix
1951 Westouter Georges Vandermeirsch (5/5) Firmin Van Kerrebroeck Michel Decroix
1952 Hoeselt Firmin Van Kerrebroeck (2/6) Frans Feremans René De Keyser
1953 Lens Georges Furnière Roger De Clercq Firmin Van Kerrebroeck
1954 Hombeek Frans Feremans Roger De Clercq Charles Van Houtte
1955 Sombreffe Firmin Van Kerrebroeck (3/6) Roger De Clercq Charles Van Houtte
1956 Edelare Firmin Van Kerrebroeck (4/6) Roger De Clercq Calixte Van Steenbrugge
1957 Budingen René De Rey (1/2) Georges Furnière Roger De Clercq
1958 Meulebeke Firmin Van Kerrebroeck (5/6) Roger De Clercq Hendrik Willems
1959 Hoeselt René De Rey (2/2) Firmin Van Kerrebroeck Hendrik Willems
1960 Everbeek Roger De Clercq (1/3) Firmin Van Kerrebroeck Pierre Kumps
1961 Hombeek Firmin Van Kerrebroeck (6/6) Herman Van Caester Pierre Kumps
1962 Vonêche Roger De Clercq (2/3) Albert Van Damme Pierre Kumps
1963 Gavere Albert Van Damme (1/6) Jozef Matheussen Pierre Kumps
1964 Bomal Roger De Clercq (3/3) René De Rey Albert Van Damme
1965 Overijse Albert Van Damme (2/6) Pierre Kumps Leon Scheirs
1966 Meulebeke Albert Van Damme (3/6) René De Rey Robert Vermeire
1967 Zolder Erik De Vlaeminck (1/4) Freddy Nys René De Clercq
1968 Opwijk Albert Van Damme (4/6) Roger De Vlaeminck Herman Van Caester
1969 Ruien Erik De Vlaeminck (2/4) Julien Van Den Haesevelde Freddy Nys
1970 Wetteren Albert Van Damme (5/6) Roger De Vlaeminck Daniel Van Damme
1971 Ruien Erik De Vlaeminck (3/4) Albert Van Damme René De Clercq
1972 Lembeek Erik De Vlaeminck (4/4) Albert Van Damme Michel Baele
1973 Horebeke Albert Van Damme (6/6) Michel Baele Julien Van Den Haesevelde
1974 Beernem Roger De Vlaeminck (1/3) Albert Van Damme Michel Baele
1975 Volkegem Roger De Vlaeminck (2/3) Eric De Vlaeminck Marc De Block
1976 Overijse Marc De Block (1/2) Albert Van Damme Eric De Vlaeminck
1977 Munte Marc De Block (2/2) Albert Van Damme Eric De Vlaeminck
1978 Beernem Roger De Vlaeminck (3/3) Eric Desruelle Jan Teugels
1979 Koersel Jan Teugels Roger De Vlaeminck Robert Vermeire
1980 Maurage Roland Liboton (1/10) Robert Vermeire Johan Ghyllebert
1981 Vaux-sous-Chèvremont Roland Liboton (2/10) Robert Vermeire Johan Ghyllebert
1982 Kessel Roland Liboton (3/10) Robert Vermeire Johan Ghyllebert
1983 Overijse Roland Liboton (4/10) Robert Vermeire Johan Ghyllebert
1984 Asper Roland Liboton (5/10) Robert Vermeire Johan Ghyllebert
1985 Zillebeke Roland Liboton (6/10) Rudy De Bie Robert Vermeire
1986 Koersel Roland Liboton (7/10) Paul De Brauwer Rudy De Bie
1987 Mol Roland Liboton (8/10) Paul De Brauwer Yvan Messelis
1988 Ploegsteert Roland Liboton (9/10) Paul De Brauwer Danny De Bie
1989 Bioul Roland Liboton (10/10) Yvan Messelis Danny De Bie
1990 Overijse Danny De Bie (1/3) Roland Liboton Yvan Messelis
1991 Asper Danny De Bie (2/3) Paul De Brauwer Johan Museeuw
1992 Diksmuide Danny De Bie (3/3) Guy Vandijck Paul De Brauwer
1993 Houthalen Paul Herygers (1/2) Danny De Bie Paul De Brauwer
1994 Soumagne Peter Van Den Abeele Danny De Bie Filip Van Luchem
1995 Heist-op-den-Berg Marc Janssens (1/3) Erwin Vervecken Peter Van den Abeele
1996 Overijse Erwin Vervecken Paul Herygers Mario De Clercq
1997 Hoogstraten Paul Herygers (2/2) Mario De Clercq Arne Daelmans
1998 Geraardsbergen Marc Janssens (2/3) Erwin Vervecken Mario De Clercq
1999 Soumagne Marc Janssens (3/3) Mario De Clercq Sven Nys
2000 Ghent Sven Nys (1/9) Erwin Vervecken Mario De Clercq
2001 Mol Mario De Clercq (1/2) Erwin Vervecken Bart Wellens
2002 Koksijde Mario De Clercq (2/2) Erwin Vervecken Sven Vanthourenhout
2003 Wielsbeke Sven Nys (2/9) Ben Berden Bart Wellens
2004 Lille Bart Wellens (1/2) Mario De Clercq Sven Nys
2005 Wachtebeke Sven Nys (3/9) Tom Vannoppen Ben Berden
2006 Tervuren Sven Nys (4/9) Erwin Vervecken Bart Wellens
2007 Hamme Bart Wellens (2/2) Klaas Vantornout Sven Nys
2008 Hofstade Sven Nys (5/9) Bart Wellens Niels Albert
2009 Ruddervoorde Sven Nys (6/9) Niels Albert Kevin Pauwels
2010 Oostmalle Sven Nys (7/9) Klaas Vantornout Tom Meeusen
2011 Antwerp Niels Albert Bart Wellens Kevin Pauwels
2012 Hooglede-Gits Sven Nys (8/9) Niels Albert Rob Peeters
2013 Mol Klaas Vantornout (1/2) Sven Nys Kevin Pauwels
2014 Waregem Sven Nys (9/9) Rob Peeters Bart Wellens
2015 Erpe-Mere Klaas Vantornout (2/2) Tom Meeusen Wout van Aert
2016 Lille Wout van Aert (1/4) Laurens Sweeck Sven Nys
2017 Ostend Wout van Aert (2/4) Kevin Pauwels Laurens Sweeck
2018 Koksijde Wout van Aert (3/4) Laurens Sweeck Daan Soete
2019 Kruibeke Toon Aerts Wout van Aert Michael Vanthourenhout
2020 Antwerp Laurens Sweeck Eli Iserbyt Toon Aerts
2021 Meulebeke Wout van Aert (4/4) Toon Aerts Michael Vanthourenhout
2022 Middelkerke
2023 Lokeren
2024 Meulebeke

Multiple winnersEdit

Riders in cursive are still active.

Amount Rider
10 Roland Liboton
9 Sven Nys
6 Albert Van Damme
Firmin Van Kerrebroeck
5 Maurice Seynaeve
Georges Vandermeirsch
4 Eric De Vlaeminck
Wout van Aert
3 Danny De Bie
Roger De Clercq
Roger De Vlaeminck
Marc Janssens
2 Marc De Block
Mario De Clercq
René De Rey
Paul Herygers
Eugeen Jacobs
Henri Moerenhout
Georges Ronsse
Omer Thys
Joseph Van Ingelghem
Klaas Vantornout
Bart Wellens

Elite womenEdit

Belgian National Cyclo-cross Championships – Women's elite race
Race details
DateBeginning of January
DisciplineCyclo-cross
TypeOne-day
OrganiserRoyal Belgian Cycling League
History
First edition2001 (2001)
Editions21 (as of 2021)
First winnerKathleen Vermeiren
Most winsSanne Cant (12 times)
Most recentSanne Cant
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Kathleen Vermeiren Anja Nobus Lory Laroy
2002 Anja Nobus (1/2) Kathleen Vermeiren Hilde Quintens
2003 Hilde Quintens (1/2) Anja Nobus Veerle Ingels
2004 Anja Nobus (2/2) Loes Sels Kathleen Vermeiren
2005 Veerle Ingels Anja Nobus Loes Sels
2006 Hilde Quintens (2/2) Kathy Ingels Anja Nobus
2007 Loes Sels (1/2) Katrien Aerts Hilde Quintens
2008 Loes Sels (2/2) Veerle Ingels Katrien Pauwels
2009 Joyce Vanderbeken Sanne Cant Veerle Ingels
2010 Sanne Cant (1/12) Joyce Vanderbeken Ellen Van Loy
2011 Sanne Cant (2/12) Nancy Bober Joyce Vanderbeken
2012 Sanne Cant (3/12) Joyce Vanderbeken Hilde Quintens
2013 Sanne Cant (4/12) Ellen Van Loy Joyce Vanderbeken
2014 Sanne Cant (5/12) Ellen Van Loy Githa Michiels
2015 Sanne Cant (6/12) Ellen Van Loy Githa Michiels
2016 Sanne Cant (7/12) Ellen Van Loy Loes Sels
2017 Sanne Cant (8/12) Laura Verdonschot Ellen Van Loy
2018 Sanne Cant (9/12) Ellen Van Loy Loes Sels
2019 Sanne Cant (10/12) Loes Sels Laura Verdonschot
2020 Sanne Cant (11/12) Laura Verdonschot Ellen Van Loy
2021 Sanne Cant (12/12) Lotte Kopecky Alicia Franck

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Multiple winnersEdit

Riders in cursive are still active.

Amount Rider
12 Sanne Cant
2 Anja Nobus
2 Hilde Quintens
2 Loes Sels

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Palmaressen Cyclocross" (PDF) (in Dutch and French). KBWB-RLVB. 29 March 2012. Archived from the original (pdf) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)