Tour de l'Eurométropole

  (Redirected from Circuit Franco-Belge)

The Eurométropole is a single day cycling race held annually in Belgium and France. The race was previously known as the Circuit Franco-Belge until 2010, as the Tour de Wallonie-Picarde in 2011 and as the Tour de l'Eurométropole from 2012 to 2015. From 2005 to 2015 the Tour de l'Eurométropole was a 2.1-ranked stage race of the UCI Europe Tour.

Eurométropole
DateEarly October
RegionBelgium
France
Local name(s)Circuit Franco-Belge (in French)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Prior to 2016: Stage-race
Web sitewww.circuitfrancobelge.com Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1924 (1924)
Editions78 (as of 2018)
First winner Julien Perrain (FRA)
Most wins Julien Vervaecke (BEL)
 Alfons Ghesquiere (BEL)
 Cyriel Van Overberghe (BEL)
 Georges Dequesne (BEL)
 Benno Wiss (SUI)
 Robbie McEwen (AUS)
(2 wins)
Most recent Piet Allegaert (BEL)

Since 2016, the event has transformed from a stage race to a single day 1.1 race and was included in the inaugural Belgian Road Cycling Cup. The race starts in Poperinge, West Flanders, and finishes in Tournai, Hainaut, and is now only run on Belgian soil.

WinnersEdit

 
2014 : Theo Bos (3), Arnaud Démare (1) & Jens Debusschere (2).
Year Country Rider Team
1924   France Julien Perrain
1925   Belgium Julien Vervaecke
1926   Belgium Julien Vervaecke
1927   France Maurice Denamur
1928   Belgium Alfons Ghesquiere
1929   Belgium Alfons Ghesquiere
1930   France Henri Deudon
1931   Belgium Maurice Van Hee
1932   Belgium Gustave Beckaert
1933   France Raymond Debruycker
1934   Belgium Cyriel Van Overberghe
1935   Belgium Cyriel Van Overberghe
1936   France Maurice Deschamps
1937   Belgium Louis Van Daele
1938   Belgium Hector Lanssens
1939   Belgium Michel Hermie
1940-
1954
No race
1955   Belgium Herman Decan
1956   Belgium Georges Dequesne
1957   Poland Edouard Klabinski
1958   Belgium François De Wagheneire
1959   Belgium Georges Dequesne
1960   Belgium Willy Bocklandt
1961   Belgium Laurent Christiaens
1962   Belgium Roland Aper
1963   Belgium Jan Nolmans
1964   France Robert Duponchel
1965   France Daniel Deprez
1966   France René Chtiej
1967   France Bern Delaurier
1968   Belgium Andre Dierickx
1969   Belgium Willy Van Mechelen
1970   Belgium Ronny Vanmarcke (victory shared with Ronny De Bisschop)
1970   Belgium Ronny De Bisschop (victory shared with Ronny Vanmarcke)
1971   Belgium Louis Dierckx
1972   Belgium Willy Govaerts
1973   Belgium Theo Dockx
1974   Belgium Serge Vandaele
1975   Great Britain David Wells
1976   Belgium Gery Verlinden
1977   Belgium Johan Huyghe
1978   Belgium Jaen-Pierre Vrancken
1979   Belgium Jan Bogaert
1980   Belgium Rudy Delehouzee
1981   Belgium Jozef Lieckens
1982   Belgium Rudy Dhaenens
1983    Switzerland Benno Wiss
1984    Switzerland Benno Wiss
1985    Switzerland Guido Winterberg
1986    Switzerland Othmar Häfliger
1987   Belgium Luc Govaerts
1988   Belgium Nico Roose
1989   Soviet Union Viatcheslav Ekimov
1990   Germany Uwe Preissler
1991   Great Britain John Hughes
1992   Belgium Erwin Thijs
1993   Germany Sven Teutenberg
1994   Latvia Dainis Ozols
1995   Latvia Romāns Vainšteins
1996   Netherlands Koos Moerenhout Rabobank
1997   Belgium Mario Aerts Vlaanderen 2002–Eddy Merckx
1998   Denmark Frank Høj Palmans Ideal
1999   Denmark Tayeb Braikia Acceptcard Pro Cycling
2000   Italy Daniele Nardello Mapei–Quick-Step
2001   Belgium Chris Peers Cofidis
2002   Australia Robbie McEwen Lotto–Adecco
2003   Netherlands Gerben Löwik BankGiroLoterij
2004   France Jimmy Casper Cofidis
2005   Italy Marco Zanotti Liquigas–Bianchi
2006   Belgium Kevin van Impe Quick-Step–Innergetic
2007   Belgium Gert Steegmans Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008   Spain Juan Antonio Flecha Rabobank
2009   United States Tyler Farrar Garmin–Slipstream
2010   Great Britain Adam Blythe Omega Pharma–Lotto
2011   Australia Robbie McEwen Team RadioShack
2012   Belgium Jürgen Roelandts Lotto–Belisol
2013   Belgium Jens Debusschere Lotto–Belisol
2014   France Arnaud Démare FDJ.fr
2015   France Alexis Gougeard AG2R La Mondiale
2016   Netherlands Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL–Jumbo
2017   Great Britain Daniel McLay Fortuneo–Oscaro
2018   Denmark Mads Pedersen Trek–Segafredo
2019   Belgium Piet Allegaert Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise

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