Binche–Chimay–Binche

Binche–Chimay–Binche (also known as Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke) is a single-day road bicycle race held annually between Binche and Chimay, in Wallonia, Belgium. The race is rated as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Binche–Chimay–Binche
Race details
DateEarly October
RegionWallonia, Belgium
Local name(s)Binche–Chimay–Binche
Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day race
Web sitewww.binche-tournai-binche.eu Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1911 (1911)
Editions32 (as of 2019)
First winner Jean Van Ingelghem (BEL)
Most wins Omer Taverne (BEL)
 Jelle Nijdam (NED)
(2 wins)
Most recent Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL)

The race was originally held between Binche and Tournai as it was first organized in 1911 as Binche-Tournai-Binche; it was suspended between 1931 and 1983, then again between 1997 and 2009. In 2010 it was organized again as "Binche Tournai Binche/Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke", to commemorate cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke who had died in October 2009 at 34 years of age and was at that time the last winner of the race. In 2013 the routing changed from Tournai to Chimay, hence the name changed to Binche–Chimay–Binche.

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1911   Belgium Jean Van Ingelghem
1912   Belgium Félix Sellier
1913
1921
No race
1922   Belgium Omer Taverne
1923   Belgium Achille Vermandel
1924   Belgium Hector Martin
1925   Belgium Arthur Dewit
1926   Belgium Omer Taverne
1927   Belgium Jean Hans
1928
1929
No race
1930   Belgium Alfons Kindt
1931
1983
No race
1984   Belgium Benny Van Brabant Tönissteiner-Lotto-Mavic-Pecotex
1985   Netherlands Adri Van Der Poel Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986   Belgium Ronny Van Holen Joker–Emerxil–Merckx
1987   Belgium Willem Van Eynde Joker–Merckx
1988   Belgium Nico Emonds Superconfex–Yoko–Opel–Colnago
1989   France Dominique Gaigne Histor-Sigma
1990   Netherlands Jelle Nijdam Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1991   Belgium Michel Dernies Weinmann-EVS
1992   Belgium Jean-Marie Wampers Collstrop-Garden Wood-Histor
1993   Belgium Patrick Van Roosbroeck La William-Duvel
1994   Belgium Wilfried Nelissen Novemail-Histor
1995   Netherlands Jelle Nijdam TVM–Polis Direct
1996   Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke Mapei–GB
1997
2009
No race
2010   Italy Elia Viviani Liquigas–Doimo
2011   Germany Rüdiger Selig Leopard Trek
2012   Great Britain Adam Blythe BMC Racing Team
2013   South Africa Reinardt Janse van Rensburg Argos–Shimano
2014   Czech Republic Zdeněk Štybar Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015   Netherlands Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant–Alpecin
2016   France Arnaud Démare FDJ
2017   Belgium Jasper De Buyst Lotto–Soudal
2018   Netherlands Danny van Poppel LottoNL–Jumbo
2019   Belgium Tom Van Asbroeck Israel Cycling Academy

External linksEdit