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BinckBank Tour

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The BinckBank Tour (previously known as the Eneco Tour until 2016) is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the online discount broker BinckBank. It is part of the UCI World Tour. The race was established in 2005 and was originally known as the Eneco Tour, named after the original sponsor. In 2017 the name changed to BinckBank Tour.

BinckBank Tour
DateAugust
RegionBenelux
English nameBinckBank Tour
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI World Tour
TypeStage-race
Race directorRob Discart
Web sitewww.binck.nl/binckbanktour Edit this at Wikidata
First edition2005 (2005)
Editions15 (as of 2019)
First winner Bobby Julich (USA)
Most wins Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
 Tim Wellens (BEL) (2 each)
Most recent Laurens De Plus (BEL)

HistoryEdit

The Tour of the Netherlands began on 6 May 1948, but only became an annual event in 1975. From about 2000 it was known as the Eneco tour. The start of the UCI's ProTour in 2005 saw the faltering tour reorganised and reinvigorated. From 2017 onwards, the race was known as the BinckBank Tour.

OrganizationEdit

The BinckBank Tour continues the faltering Tour of the Netherlands, which UCI president Hein Verbruggen deemed necessary for marketing reasons.[1] The Dutch Tour organisation got a better sponsor (ENECO Energie). But because the race was not difficult enough, it could not be accepted into the new ProTour. At that point the organisation sought help from the organisation of the Tour of Belgium and the Tour de Luxembourg. They envisaged a Tour of the Benelux that would replace the three. This led to the Tour of Belgium as a co-organiser. The Tours of Belgium and Luxembourg however continued as such. The co-organisation or incorporation of the Tour de Luxembourg did not materialize, and since its inception the BinckBank Tour has not crossed Luxembourgian territory yet.

JerseysEdit

The colors of the jerseys for the leaders of a classification have changed several times over the years, mostly because of sponsor changes. The most recent change of the leader's jersey occurred in 2017 when the main classification jersey was changed to green as this was the main colour of the new main title sponsor, BinckBank.

Year(s) General Points Mountains Young Combativity
2005[2]         No classification
2006     No classification   No classification
2007     No jersey No classification No classification
2008     No jersey No classification No classification
2009     No classification No classification No classification
2010–2011     No classification   No classification
2012–2014     No classification No classification  
2015–2016     No classification No classification  
2017     No classification No classification  
2018     No classification No classification  
2019     No classification No classification  

WinnersEdit

General classificationEdit

The winners since 2005 have been:[3][4]

Points classificationEdit

The winners of the points classification were:[4]

Mountains classificationEdit

There have only been mountains classifications in 2005, 2007 and 2008. The winners were:[4]

Young rider classificationEdit

The young rider classification is open for cyclists under 25. The winners of the young rider classification were:[4]

Combativity classificationEdit

The winners of the combativity classification were:

Team classificationEdit

Most Stage WinsEdit

Last updated after the 2019 BinckBank Tour:

Cyclist # Stages Stages
1   Tom Boonen (BEL) 7 2006: Stages 1 (Hoogeveen, Netherlands), 3 (Westmalle, Belgium) and 5 (Balen, Belgium)
2008: Stages 1 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 4 (Ardooie, Belgium)
2009: Stage 3 (Hasselt, Belgium)
2015: Stage 3 (Ardooie, Belgium)
  André Greipel (GER) 7 2008: Stage 2 (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
2010: Stages 2 (Ardooie, Belgium) and 6 (Heers, Belgium)
2011: Stages 1 (Sint Willebrord, Netherlands), 2 (Ardooie, Belgium)
2013: Stage 4 (Vlijmen, Netherlands)
2015: Stage 2 (Breda, Netherlands)
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 5 2008: Stage 6 (Brussels, Belgium)
2009: Stages 6 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 7 (Amersfoort, Netherlands) (ITT)
2011: Stage 6 (Sittard, Netherlands)
2016: Stage 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
4   Peter Sagan (SVK) 4 2016: Stages 3 (Ardooie, Belgium) and 4 (Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium)
2017: Stages 1 (Venray, Netherlands) and 3 (Ardooie, Belgium)
  Tim Wellens (BEL) 4 2014: Stage 6 (Aywaille, Belgium)
2015: Stage 6 (Houffalize, Belgium)
2017: Stage 6 (Houffalize, Belgium)
2019: Stage 4 (Houffalize, Belgium)
6   Tyler Farrar (USA) 3 2009: Stages 1 (Ardooie, Belgium), 2 (Brussels, Belgium) and 4 (Libramont, Belgium)
  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) 3 2013: Stages 3 (Brouwersdam, Netherlands) and 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
2014: Stage 2 (Heusden, Netherlands)
  Sam Bennett (IRL) 3 2019: Stage 1 (Hulst, Netherlands) and Stage 2 (Ardooie, Belgium) and Stage 3 (Aalter, Belgium)
9   Alessandro Ballan (ITA) 2 2005: Stage 5 (Verviers, Belgium)
2012: Stage 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) 2 2009: Prologue (Rotterdam, Netherlands) (ITT)
2013: Stage 5 (Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands) (ITT)
  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 2 2006: Stage 7 (Ans, Belgium)
2011: Stage 3 (Andenne, Belgium)
  Marcel Kittel (GER) 2 2012: Stages 1 (Middelburg, Netherlands) and 4 (Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands)
  Robbie McEwen (AUS) 2 2007: Stage 3 (Putte, Belgium)
2010: Stage 1 (Rhenen, Netherlands)
  Manuel Quinziato (ITA) 2 2006: Stage 3 (Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands)
2015: Stage 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
  Svein Tuft (CAN) 2 2010: Prologue (Steenwijk, Netherlands) (ITT)
2012: Stage 6 (Ardooie, Belgium) (ITT)
  Max van Heeswijk (NED) 2 2005: Stages 1 (Mierlo, Netherlands) and 5 (Hasselt, Belgium)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Graat, John (August 3, 2005). Fantastische' Pro Tour zegen voor profronde. Trouw (Dutch newspaper), p. 13.
  2. ^ http://sport.be.msn.com/enecotour/2005/nl/klassement/
  3. ^ "Eneco-Tour du Benelux (Bel & Hol) - Cat. Pro-Tour" (in French). Memoire du Cyclisme. 2010-10-24. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  4. ^ a b c d "Benelux Tour". Cycling archives. Retrieved 2011-08-14.

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