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Volta Limburg Classic is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in late March or early April in Limburg, Netherlands. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Prior to 2012, the race was known as Hel van het Mergelland.

Volta Limburg Classic
Hel van het Mergelland logo.jpg
DateEarly April
RegionLimburg, Netherlands
Local name(s)Hel van het Mergelland (in Dutch)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
Web sitewww.voltalimburgclassic.nl Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1973 (1973)
Editions46 (as of 2019)
First winner Jan Spijker (NED)
Most wins Raymond Meijs (NED) (4 wins)
Most recent Patrick Müller (SUI)
First edition2017 (2017)
Editions2 (as of 2018)
First winner Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN)
Most winsno repeat winners
Most recent Belle de Gast (NED)

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WinnersEdit

Men's raceEdit

Rider Team
1973   Jan Spijker (NED)
1974   Toine van de Bunder (NED)
1975   Wil van Helvoirt (NED)
1976   Mathieu Dohmen (NED)
1977   Toine van de Bunder (NED)
1978   Toine van de Bunder (NED)
1979   Herman Snoeyink (NED)
1980   Pim Bosch (NED)
1981   René Koppert (NED)
1982   Peter Hofland (NED)
1983   Jan Peels (NED)
1984   Chris Koppert (NED)
1985   Stephan Räkers (NED)
1986   Marc van Orsouw (NED)
1987   Tom Cordes (NED)
1988   Gerrit Möhlmann (NED)
1989   Willem-Jan van Loenhout (NED)
1990   Raymond Meijs (NED)
1991   Rob Compas (NED)
1992   Martin van Steen (NED)
1993   Erwin Thijs (BEL) Collstrop-Assur Carpets
1994   John van den Akker (NED) Collstrop-Willy Naessens
1995   Max van Heeswijk (NED) Motorola
1996   Lucien de Louw (NED) Foreldorado-Golff
1997   Raymond Meijs (NED) Foreldorado-Golff
1998   Raymond Meijs (NED) Gerolsteiner
1999   Raymond Meijs (NED) Cologne
2000   Bert Grabsch (GER) Cologne
2001 No race
2002   Corey Sweet (AUS) BankGiroLoterij-Batavus
2003   Wim van Huffel (BEL) Vlaanderen T-Interim
2004   Allan Johansen (DEN) BankGiroLoterij
2005   Nico Sijmens (BEL) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2006   Mikhaylo Khalilov (UKR) Team LPR
2007   Nico Sijmens (BEL) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner
2008   Tony Martin (GER) Team High Road
2009   Mauro Finetto (ITA) CSF Group-Navigare
2010   Yann Huguet (FRA) Skil–Shimano
2011   Pim Ligthart (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM
2012   Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha
2013   Rüdiger Selig (GER) Team Katusha
2014   Moreno Hofland (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling
2015   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team
2016   Floris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team
2017   Marco Canola (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini
2018   Jan Tratnik (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2019   Patrick Müller (SUI) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels

Women's raceEdit

Rider Team
2017   Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN) Boels–Dolmans
2018   Belle de Gast (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg
2019   Demi Vollering (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg

External linksEdit