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Dwars door West-Vlaanderen is a road bicycle race through the Belgian province of West Flanders.

Dwars door West-Vlaanderen
DateEarly March
RegionWest Flanders, Belgium
Local name(s)Dwars door West-Vlaanderen ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
Web sitewww.3dwvl.be Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1945 (1945)
Editions72 (as of 2018)
First winner Marcel Kint (BEL)
Most wins Gustaaf Desmet (BEL)
 Patrick Sercu (BEL)
 Wilfried Peeters (BEL)
 Erik Dekker (NED)
 Niko Eeckhout (BEL)
(2 wins)
Most recent Rémi Cavagna (FRA)

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HistoryEdit

The race was originally created unter the name Omloop der Vlaamse Ardennen (English: Tour of the Flemish Ardennes) in 1945 as a one-day race. It remained like that until 1999, when it became a two-day stage race and was renamed Guldensporentweedaagse. In 2003 it was extended to three days and became known as the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (English: Three Days of West Flanders), and held on to this format until 2016. It was also known as the Johan Museeuw Classic. From 2006 to 2016 the race was organized as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Since 2017 the race morphed into a one-day event again and was rebranded Dwars door West-Vlaanderen; initially as a 1.1 event of the UCI Europe Tour but with the aim of becoming a 1.HC event in the near future.[1]

WinnersEdit

Rider Team
1945   Marcel Kint (BEL) Mercier-Hutchinson
1946   Joseph Somers (cyclist) (BEL) Rochet-Dunlop
1947   Michel Remue (BEL) Alcyon-Dunlop
1948   Raymond Impanis (BEL) Alcyon-Dunlop
1949   Norbert Callens (BEL) Mercier-Hutchinson
1950   Arseen Ryckaert (BEL) De Walsche Sport
1951   Valeer Ollivier (BEL) Bertin
1952   Kwik Van Kerckhove (BEL) Mercier-Hutchinson
1953   Marcel Dierckens (BEL) Dossche Sport
1954   Maurice Blomme (BEL) Bertin-d'Alessandro
1955   René Mertens (BEL) Groene Leeuw
1956   Frans Van Looveren (BEL) Carpano-Coppi
1957   Noël Foré (BEL) Groene Leeuw
1958   Cyriel Vanbossel (BEL) Carpano
1959   Daniël Denys (BEL) Groene Leeuw
1960   Florent Vanpollaert (BEL) Pelforth 43-Carlier
1961   Gabriël Borra (BEL) Alcyon
1962   Staf Vanvaerenbergh (BEL) Liberia-Grammont-Wolber
1963   Gustaaf Desmet (BEL) Groene Leeuw
1964   Lucien Gaelens (BEL) Labo-Dr. Mann
1965   Bernard Van De Kerckhove (BEL) Solo-Superia
1966   Noël Vanclooster (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1967   Gustaaf Desmet (BEL) Groene Leeuw
1968   Willy Vanneste (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1969   Eric De Vlaeminck (BEL) Flandria–De Clerck–Krüger
1970 No race
1971   Eric Leman (BEL) Flandria–Mars
1972   Tino Tabak (NED) Goudsmit-Hoff
1973   Frans Verbeeck (BEL) Watney-Maes
1974   Patrick Sercu (BEL) Brooklyn
1975   Patrick Sercu (BEL) Brooklyn
1976   Chris De Buysschere (BEL) Carlos
1977   Herman Beyssens (BEL) Flandria–Velda–Latina Assicurazioni
1978   Leo Van Thielen (BEL) Safir-Beyers-Ludo
1979   Piet Van Katwijk (NED) TI–Raleigh
1980   Johan Wellens (BEL) Eurobouw
1981   Ferdi Vandenhaute (BEL) La Redoute-Motobécane
1982   Dirk Heirweg (BEL) Maufroy-Moser
1983   Ludo Peeters (BEL) TI–Raleigh
1984   William Tackaert (BEL) Fangio-Ecoturbo
1985   Hans Daams (NED) Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986   Jos Lieckens (BEL) Lotto–Emerxil–Merckx
1987   Franky Van Oyen (BEL) Sigma
1988   Michel Cornelisse (NED) Superconfex-Yoko
1989   Luc Colijn (BEL) Humo-TW Rock
1990   Dirk Demol (BEL) Lotto–Superclub
1991   Hendrik Redant (BEL) Lotto
1992   Nico Verhoeven (NED) PDM-Concorde
1993   Nico Eeckhout (BEL) Collstrop
1994   Bo Hamburger (DEN) TVM-Bison kit
1995   Johan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei–GB–Latexco
1996   Wilfried Peeters (BEL) Mapei–GB
1997   Leon Van Bon (NED) Rabobank
1998   Jesper Skibby (DEN) home–Jack & Jones
1999   Wilfried Peeters (BEL) Mapei–Quick-Step
2000   Servais Knaven (NED) Lotto–Adecco
2001   Erik Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2002   Erik Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2003   Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) AG2R Prévoyance
2004   Robert Bartko (GER) Rabobank
2005 No race
2006   Nico Eeckhout (BEL) Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2007   Jimmy Casper (FRA) Unibet.com
2008   Bobbie Traksel (NED) P3 Transfer-Batavus
2009   Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil
2010   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Cofidis
2011   Jesse Sergent (NZL) Team RadioShack
2012   Julien Vermote (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013   Kristof Vandewalle (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014   Gert Jõeäär (EST) Cofidis
2015   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step
2016   Sean De Bie (BEL) Lotto–Soudal
2017   Jos van Emden (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo
2018   Rémi Cavagna (FRA) Quick-Step Floors

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen wordt eendagskoers". sporza.be. Retrieved 25 May 2016.

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