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. The race was organised as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour from 2005 to 2009, a 1.HC event from 2010 to 2019, and since 2020 has been part of the UCI ProSeries.[1]

Brabantse Pijl
Race details
RegionFlemish Brabant & Walloon Brabant, Belgium
English nameBrabant Arrow
Local name(s)Brabantse Pijl (in Dutch)
La Flèche Brabançonne (in French)
CompetitionUCI ProSeries
OrganiserWSC Rode Sportief Beersel
Race directorPascal Demol
Web Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1961 (1961)
Editions63 (as of 2023)
First winner Pino Cerami (BEL)
Most wins Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent Dorian Godon (FRA)
Finish in Overijse, 2015

Zaventem used to be the city of start; in 2008 however, Leuven became the place of start. Until 2009, the finish was located in Alsemberg and, in 2010, it moved to Overijse. Also in 2010, the fixed date of the Brabantse Pijl shifted from the Sunday before the Tour of Flanders to the Wednesday before the Amstel Gold Race.

In 2011, the race 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.

Winners edit

Year Country Rider Team
1961   Belgium Pino Cerami Peugeot–BP–Dunlop
1962   Belgium Ludo Janssens Solo–Van Steenbergen
1963   Belgium Joseph Wouters Solo-Terrot
1964   Italy Arnaldo Pambianco Salvarani
1965   Belgium Willy Bocklant Flandria–Romeo
1966   Netherlands Jan Janssen Pelforth–Sauvage–Lejeune
1967   Belgium Roger Rosiers Mann–Grundig
1968   Belgium Victor Van Schil Faema
1969   Belgium Willy In't Ven Mann–Grundig
1970   Belgium Herman Van Springel Mann–Grundig
1971   Belgium Joseph Spruyt Molteni
1972   Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1973   Belgium Johan De Muynck Flandria–Carpenter–Shimano
1974   Belgium Herman Van Springel MIC–Ludo–De Gribaldy
1975   Belgium Willem Peeters Maes–Watney
1976   Belgium Freddy Maertens Flandria–Velda–West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf
1977   Belgium Frans Verbeeck IJsboerke–Colnago
1978   Belgium Marcel Laurens C & A
1979   Belgium Daniel Willems IJsboerke–Warncke
1980   Belgium Michel Pollentier Splendor–Admiral
1981   Belgium Roger De Vlaeminck DAF Trucks
1982   Belgium Claude Criquielion Wickes–Splendor
1983   Belgium Eddy Planckaert Splendor–Euroshop
1984   Belgium Ronny Van Holen Safir–Van de Ven
1985   Netherlands Adri van der Poel Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986   Netherlands Johan van der Velde Panasonic–Merckx–Agu
1987   Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Superconfex–Kwantum–Yoko–Colnago
1988   Belgium Johan Capiot TVM-Van Schilt
1989   Belgium Johan Capiot TVM-Ragno
1990   Netherlands Frans Maassen Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1991   Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1992   Belgium Johan Capiot TVM–Sanyo
1993   Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck WordPerfect–Colnago–Decca
1994   Italy Michele Bartoli Mercatone Uno–Medeghini
1995   Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Novell–Decca–Colnago
1996   Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–GB
1997   Italy Gianluca Pianegonda Mapei–GB
1998   Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–Bricobi
1999   Italy Michele Bartoli Mapei–Quick-Step
2000   Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–Quick-Step
2001   Netherlands Michael Boogerd Rabobank
2002   Belgium Fabien De Waele Mapei–Quick-Step
2003   Netherlands Michael Boogerd Rabobank
2004   Italy Luca Paolini Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005   Spain Óscar Freire Rabobank
2006   Spain Óscar Freire Rabobank
2007   Spain Óscar Freire Rabobank
2008   France Sylvain Chavanel Cofidis
2009   France Anthony Geslin Française des Jeux
2010   Belgium Sébastien Rosseler Team RadioShack
2011   Belgium Philippe Gilbert Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012   France Thomas Voeckler Team Europcar
2013   Slovakia Peter Sagan Cannondale
2014   Belgium Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team
2015   Belgium Ben Hermans BMC Racing Team
2016   Czech Republic Petr Vakoč Etixx–Quick-Step
2017   Italy Sonny Colbrelli Bahrain–Merida
2018   Belgium Tim Wellens Lotto–Soudal
2019   Netherlands Mathieu van der Poel Corendon–Circus
2020   France Julian Alaphilippe Deceuninck–Quick-Step
2021   Great Britain Tom Pidcock Ineos Grenadiers
2022   United States Magnus Sheffield Ineos Grenadiers
2023   France Dorian Godon AG2R Citroën Team

Multiple winners edit

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 country edit

Wins Country
38   Belgium
7   Netherlands
6   Italy
5   France
3   Spain
1   Czech Republic
  Great Britain
  United States

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Brabantse Pijl". 2023.