De Vlaamse Pijl

De Vlaamse Pijl (English: Flemish Arrow) is a Belgian road bicycle race held annually since 1968. The race starts and ends in Harelbeke. From 2005 until 2012, it was rated as a 1.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour, however in 2013 the race was no longer held separately but became part of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen stage race.[1]

De Vlaamse Pijl
DateEarly-March
RegionHarelbeke, Belgium
English nameFlemish Arrow
Local name(s)Flèche flamande (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour (as part of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen)
TypeSingle-day
Web sitewww.devlaamsepijl.be Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1968 (1968)
Editions48 (as of 2016)
First winner Julien Vermote (BEL)
Most wins Julien Vermote (BEL)
 Eddy Planckaert (BEL)
 Patrick Hendrickx (BEL)
 Jurgen Vermeersch (BEL)
 Frédéric Amorison (BEL)
(2 wins)
Most recent Dylan Groenewegen (NED)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1968   Belgium Julien Vermote
1969   Belgium Eric Vermeeren
1970   Belgium Julien Vermote
1971   Belgium José Van Ackere
1972   Belgium Luc Demets
1973   Netherlands Wim De Waal
1974   Belgium Daniel D'Hooghe
1975   Belgium Emiel Vergote
1976   Netherlands Peter Gödde
1977   Belgium Johnny Denul
1978   Belgium Eddy Planckaert
1979   Belgium Eddy Planckaert
1980   Netherlands Mario Van Vlimmeren
1981   Belgium René De Brucker
1982   Belgium Rudy Declerck
1983   Belgium Luc Meersman
1984   Belgium Ronny Westelinck
1985   Belgium Patrick Hendrickx
1986   Belgium Guy Rooms
1987   Netherlands Adrie Kools
1988   Belgium Patrick Hendrickx
1989   Belgium Eric De Clercq
1990   Belgium Hans De Clercq
1991   Belgium Pascal Desmul
1992   Netherlands Gino Bos
1993   Belgium Andy De Smet
1994   Belgium Giovanni Cornette
1995   Belgium Patrick Roelandt
1996   Belgium Fabien De Waele
1997   Netherlands Karsten Kroon
1998   Belgium Geoffrey Demeyere
1999   Belgium Luc De Duytsche
2000   Belgium Tim Meeusen
2001   Belgium Stijn Devolder
2002   Belgium Bart Dockx Domo-Sweet Paradise
2003   Belgium Jurgen Vermeersch Cerdi Team
2004   Belgium Jurgen Vermeersch Cerdi Team Ingelmunster
2005 No race
2006   Belgium Evert Verbist Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2007   Belgium Jelle Vanendert Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2008   Netherlands Bram Schmitz Van Vliet-EBH Elshof
2009   Belgium Jan Ghyselinck Beveren 2000
2010   New Zealand Clinton Avery PWS Eijssen
2011   Belgium Frédéric Amorison Landbouwkrediet
2012   Belgium Frédéric Amorison Landbouwkrediet–Euphony
2013   Italy Danilo Napolitano Accent Jobs–Wanty
2014   Netherlands Danny van Poppel Trek Factory Racing
2015   Belgium Yves Lampaert Etixx–Quick-Step
2016   Netherlands Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL–Jumbo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vlaamse Pijl wordt eerste rit in Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen" [Flemish Arrow is first stage in Three Days of West Flanders]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Corelio. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2013.

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