Four Days of Dunkirk

The Four Days of Dunkirk (French: Quatre Jours de Dunkerque) is road bicycle race around the Nord-Pas de Calais region of northern France. Despite the name of the race, since the addition of an individual time trial in 1963, the race has been held over a 5 or 6 day period for most of its history. Since 2005, the race has been organised as a 2.HC event on the UCI Europe Tour. The race will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020. Dutch cyclist Mike Teunissen won the most recent edition of the race.

Four Days of Dunkirk
DateEarly May
RegionNord-Pas de Calais, France
English nameFour Days of Dunkirk
Local name(s)Quatre Jours de Dunkerque (in French)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage-race
Web sitewww.4joursdedunkerque.com Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1955 (1955)
Editions65 (as of 2019)
First winner Louis Deprez (FRA)
Most wins Freddy Maertens (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent Mike Teunissen (NED)
Winners in 2015

List of overall winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1955   France Louis Déprez Ryssel-Wolber
1956   Belgium Jean Adriaensens Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1957   Belgium Joseph Planckaert Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
1958   France Jacques Anquetil Helyett-Hutchinson
1959   France Jacques Anquetil Helyett-Fynsec
1960   Belgium Joseph Planckaert Wiel's-Flandria
1961   Netherlands Ab Geldermans Saint Raphaël-R. Geminiani
1962   France Joseph Groussard Pelforth-Sauvage-Lejeune
1963   Belgium Joseph Planckaert Faema-Flandria
1964   Belgium Gilbert Desmet Wiel's-Groene Leeuw
1965   Belgium Gustaaf De Smet Wiel's-Groene Leeuw
1966   Belgium Theo Mertens Peugeot-BP-Michelin
1967   France Lucien Aimar Bic
1968   France Jean Jourden Frimatic-Wolber-De Gribaldy
1969   France Alain Vasseur Bic
1970   Belgium Willy Van Neste Mann-Grundig
1971   Belgium Roger De Vlaeminck Flandria–Mars
1972   France Yves Hézard Sonolor-Lejeune
1973   Belgium Freddy Maertens Flandria–Carpenter–Shimano
1974   Belgium Walter Godefroot Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria
1975   Belgium Freddy Maertens Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria
1976   Belgium Freddy Maertens Flandria–Velda–West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf
1977   Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann TI–Raleigh
1978   Belgium Freddy Maertens Flandria–Velda–Lano
1979   Belgium Daniel Willems Ijsboerke-Warncke Eis
1980   Belgium Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke La Redoute-Motobécane
1981   Netherlands Bert Oosterbosch TI–Raleigh
1982   Belgium Frank Hoste TI–Raleigh
1983   Netherlands Leo van Vliet TI–Raleigh
1984   France Bernard Hinault La Vie Claire
1985   Belgium Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke La Redoute
1986   Belgium Dirk De Wolf Hitachi-Splendor
1987   Belgium Herman Frison Roland-Skala
1988   France Pascal Poisson Toshiba
1989   France Charly Mottet RMO
1990   Ireland Stephen Roche Histor-Sigma
1991   France Charly Mottet RMO
1992   Germany Olaf Ludwig Panasonic-Sportlife
1993   France Laurent Desbiens Castorama
1994   France Eddy Seigneur GAN
1995   Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–GB–Latexco
1996   France Philippe Gaumont GAN
1997   Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–GB
1998   Kazakhstan Alexandre Vinokourov Casino–Ag2r
1999   Denmark Michael Sandstød home–Jack & Jones
2000   Sweden Martin Rittsel Memory Card–Jack & Jones
2001   France Didier Rous Bonjour
2002   France Sylvain Chavanel Bonjour
2003   France Christophe Moreau Crédit Agricole
2004   France Sylvain Chavanel Brioches La Boulangère
2005   France Pierrick Fédrigo Bouygues Télécom
2006   Italy Roberto Petito Team Tenax-Salmilano
2007   France Mathieu Ladagnous Française des Jeux
2008   France Stéphane Augé Cofidis
2009   Portugal Rui Costa Caisse d'Epargne
2010    Switzerland Martin Elmiger Ag2r–La Mondiale
2011   France Thomas Voeckler Team Europcar
2012   France Jimmy Engoulvent Saur–Sojasun
2013   France Arnaud Démare FDJ
2014   France Arnaud Démare FDJ.fr
2015   Lithuania Ignatas Konovalovas Team Marseille 13 KTM
2016   France Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie
2017   France Clément Venturini Cofidis
2018   Belgium Dimitri Claeys Cofidis
2019   Netherlands Mike Teunissen Team Jumbo–Visma

Multiple winnersEdit

Riders in italics are still active

Wins Rider Editions
4
  Freddy Maertens (BEL) 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978
3
  Jef Planckaert (BEL) 1957, 1960, 1963
2
  Jacques Anquetil (FRA) 1958, 1959
  Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke (BEL) 1980 + 1985
  Charly Mottet (FRA) 1989 + 1991
  Johan Museeuw (BEL) 1995 + 1997
  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) 2002 + 2004
  Arnaud Démare (FRA) 2013 + 2014

Wins per countryEdit

Wins Country
28
  France
22
  Belgium
5
  Netherlands
1
  Denmark,   Germany,   Ireland,   Italy,   Kazakhstan,   Lithuania,   Portugal,   Sweden,    Switzerland

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