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The Brabantse Pijl (English: Brabant Arrow, French: Flèche Brabançonne or Flèche Branconne) is a Flanders Classics road bicycle race held annually in Flemish Brabant and in Walloon Brabant, Belgium. Since 2005, the race has been organised as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. In 2011, it was upgraded to a 1.HC event. Edwig Van Hooydonck holds the record for most wins in the race with four between 1987 and 1995. In recent years, Zaventem was the city of start, in 2008 however, Leuven became the place of start. In 2010 the fixed date of the Brabantse Pijl shifted from the Sunday before the Ronde van Vlaanderen to the Wednesday before the Amstel Gold Race. Until 2009 the finish was located in Alsemberg, in 2010 it moved to Overijse.

Brabantse Pijl
Date mid-April
Region Flemish Brabant & Walloon Brabant, Belgium
English name Brabant Arrow
Local name(s) Brabantse Pijl (in Dutch)
La Flèche Brabançonne (in French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
Organiser WSC Rode Sportief Beersel
Race director Pascal Demol
First edition 1961 (1961)
Editions 58 (as of 2018)
First winner  Pino Cerami (BEL)
Most wins  Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent  Tim Wellens (BEL)

Contents

WinnersEdit

Rider Team
1961   Pino Cerami (BEL) Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
1962   Ludo Janssens (BEL) Solo-Van Steenbergen
1963   Joseph Wouters (BEL) Solo-Terrot
1964   Arnaldo Pambianco (ITA) Salvarani
1965   Willy Bocklant (BEL) Flandria–Romeo
1966   Jan Janssen (NED) Pelforth-Sauvage-Lejeune
1967   Roger Rosiers (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1968   Victor Van Schil (BEL) Faema
1969   Willy In't Ven (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1970   Herman Van Springel (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1971   Joseph Spruyt (BEL) Molteni
1972   Eddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1973   Johan De Muynck (BEL) Flandria–Carpenter–Shimano
1974   Herman Van Springel (BEL) MIC-Ludo-De Gribaldy
1975   Willem Peeters (BEL) Maes-Watney
1976   Freddy Maertens (BEL) Flandria–Velda–West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf
1977   Frans Verbeeck (BEL) IJsboerke-Colnago
1978   Marcel Laurens (BEL) C & A
1979   Daniel Willems (BEL) IJsboerke-Warncke
1980   Michel Pollentier (BEL) Splendor-Admiral
1981   Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL) DAF Trucks
1982   Claude Criquielion (BEL) Wickes-Splendor
1983   Eddy Planckaert (BEL) Splendor-Euroshop
1984   Ronny Van Holen (BEL) Safir-Van de Ven
1985   Adri van der Poel (NED) Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986   Johan van der Velde (NED) Panasonic–Merckx–Agu
1987   Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) Superconfex–Kwantum–Yoko–Colnago
1988   Johan Capiot (BEL) TVM-Van Schilt
1989   Johan Capiot (BEL) TVM-Ragno
1990   Frans Maassen (NED) Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1991   Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1992   Johan Capiot (BEL) TVM-Sanyo
1993   Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) WordPerfect–Colnago–Decca
1994   Michele Bartoli (ITA) Mercatone Uno–Medeghini
1995   Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) Novell–Decca–Colnago
1996   Johan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei–GB
1997   Gianluca Pianegonda (ITA) Mapei–GB
1998   Johan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei–Bricobi
1999   Michele Bartoli (ITA) Mapei–Quick-Step
2000   Johan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei–Quick-Step
2001   Michael Boogerd (NED) Rabobank
2002   Fabien De Waele (BEL) Mapei–Quick-Step
2003   Michael Boogerd (NED) Rabobank
2004   Luca Paolini (ITA) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
2006   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
2007   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
2008   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis
2009   Anthony Geslin (FRA) Française des Jeux
2010   Sébastien Rosseler (BEL) Team RadioShack
2011   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar
2013   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale
2014   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) BMC Racing Team
2015   Ben Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team
2016   Petr Vakoč (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step
2017   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida
2018   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal

Multiple winnersEdit

Active riders are in italics

Wins Rider Nationality Editions
4 Edwig Van Hooydonck   Belgium 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995
3 Johan Capiot   Belgium 1988, 1989, 1992
Óscar Freire   Spain 2005, 2006, 2007
Johan Museeuw   Belgium 1996, 1998, 2000
2 Michele Bartoli   Italy 1994, 1999
Michael Boogerd   Netherlands 2001, 2003
Philippe Gilbert   Belgium 2011, 2014
Herman Van Springel   Belgium 1970, 1974

Wins per countryEdit

Wins Country
38   Belgium
6   Italy
  Netherlands
3   France
  Spain
1   Czech Republic
  Slovakia

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