Open main menu

Dwars door Drenthe (English: Across Drenthe) was an elite men's road bicycle racing event held annually in the Drenthe, Netherlands, and sanctioned by the Royal Dutch Cycling Union. It took place between 2010 and 2015.

Dwars door Drenthe
RegionDrenthe, Netherlands
English nameAcross Drenthe
Local name(s)Dwars door Drenthe
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle day race
Web Edit this at Wikidata
First edition2010 (2010)
Final edition2015 (2015)
First winner Enrico Rossi (ITA)
Most winsNo repeat winners
Final winner Manuel Belletti (ITA)

From 2010, the men's event was UCI 1.1 rated and was part of the UCI Europe Tour. In 2011, the race was held as part of an expanded 2.1 rated Ronde van Drenthe, in which Dwars door Drenthe was held the day before the Ronde itself.[1] The two races reverted to a stand-alone format for the 2012 edition.[2] After the race was cancelled in 2013 due to snow, the race continued for two more years. The 2015 edition was won by Manuel Belletti (Southeast Pro Cycling); this turned out to be the final edition as the race's cancellation was announced the following September.[3]



  1. ^ "Ronde van Drenthe 2011" [Tour of Drenthe 2011]. Informatie Drenthe (in Dutch). Grasgroen Media. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Drie WorldTour-teams in Ronde van Drenthe" [Three teams in the World Tour in Ronde van Drenthe]. (in Dutch). Wielersport. 28 February 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "News shorts: Chavanel interested in hour record, Giant hoping to tie down Dumoulin". Immediate Media Company. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.

External linksEdit