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Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (Championship of Flanders) or Koolskamp Koerse is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in September in Koolskamp (part-municipality of Ardooie), West Flanders, Belgium. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
DateMid September
RegionWest Flanders, Belgium
English nameChampionship of Flanders
Local name(s)Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (in Dutch)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web sitewww.kampioenschapvanvlaanderen.be Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1908 (1908)
Editions104 (as of 2019)
First winner Robert Wancour (BEL)
Most wins Niko Eeckhout (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent Jannik Steimle (GER)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1908   Belgium Robert Wancour
1909   Belgium Robert Wancour
1910   Belgium Odile Defraye
1911   Belgium Leon Buysse
1912   Belgium Abel De Vogelaere
1913   Belgium René Anno
1914-
1918
No race
1919   Belgium Jules Van Hevel
1920   Belgium Jules Van Hevel
1921   Belgium Pierre Vandevelde
1922   Belgium Alfons Van Hecke
1923   Belgium Julien Volbrecht
1924   Belgium Léon Devos
1925   Belgium Aimé Dossche
1926   Belgium Henri De Jaegher
1927   Belgium Léopold-Albert Matton
1928   Belgium Aimé Dossche
1929   Belgium Maurits Raes
1930   Belgium Alfred Haemerlinck
1931   Belgium Aimé Dossche
1932   Belgium Gerard Desmet
1933   Belgium Gerard Desmet
1934   Belgium Constant Van Impe
1935   Belgium Marcel Kint
1936   Belgium Julien Heernaert
1937   Belgium Marcel Claeys
1938   Belgium Sylvain Grysolle
1939 No race
1940 No race
1941   Belgium Briek Schotte
1942   Belgium Robert Van Eenaeme
1943   Belgium Rik Van Steenbergen
1944 No race
1945   Belgium Sylvain Grysolle
1946   Belgium Achiel De Backer
1947   Belgium Albert Paepe
1948   Belgium Emmanuel Thoma
1949   Belgium Emile Van Der Veken
1950   Belgium Maurice Blomme
1951   Belgium Roger Decock
1952   Belgium Arsène Rijckaert
1953   Belgium Leon Delathouwer
1954   Belgium Briek Schotte
1955   Belgium Leon Delathouwer
1956   Belgium Léon Vandaele
1957   Belgium Léon Vandaele
1958   Belgium Léon Vandaele
1959   Belgium Rik Van Looy
1960   Belgium Gilbert Desmet
1961   Belgium Frans Demulder
1962   Belgium André Messelis
1963   Belgium Gustave Van Vaerenbergh
1964   Belgium Gustaaf Desmet
1965   Denmark Palle Lykke Jensen
1966   Belgium Eddy Merckx
1967   Netherlands Gerard Vianen
1968   Belgium Jos Huysmans
1969   Belgium Eric De Vlaeminck
1970   Belgium Noël Van Clooster
1971   Belgium Eric Leman
1972   Belgium Patrick Sercu
1973   Belgium Herman Vrijders
1974   Belgium Freddy Maertens
1975   Belgium Jos Huysmans
1976   Belgium Freddy Maertens
1977   Belgium Frans Verhaegen
1978   Belgium Daniel Willems
1979   Netherlands Fons van Katwijk
1980   Netherlands Theo de Rooy
1981   Belgium Patrick Versluys
1982   Belgium Gery Verlinden
1983   Belgium Patrick Devos
1984   Belgium Rudy Matthijs
1985   Belgium Eddy Vanhaerens
1986   Belgium Frank Van De Vijver
1987   Belgium Dirk Heirweg
1988   Belgium Marnix Lameire
1989   Belgium Etienne De Wilde
1990   Belgium Hendrik Redant
1991   Belgium Johan Museeuw
1992   Belgium Rik Van Slycke
1993   Belgium Sammie Moreels
1994   Netherlands Jelle Nijdam
1995   Belgium Johan Museeuw
1996   Belgium Nico Eeckhout
1997   Belgium Peter Van Petegem
1998   Belgium Nico Eeckhout
1999   Belgium Michel Vanhaecke
2000   Belgium Nico Eeckhout
2001   Belgium Paul Van Hyfte CSC-Tiscali
2002   France Jimmy Casper La Française des Jeux
2003   Australia Baden Cooke FDJeux.com
2004   France Jimmy Casper Cofidis
2005   Uzbekistan Sergey Lagutin Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2006   Belgium Nico Eeckhout Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2007   Australia Baden Cooke Unibet.com
2008   Germany André Greipel Team Columbia
2009   Netherlands Steven de Jongh Quick-Step
2010   Australia Leigh Howard Team HTC–Columbia
2011   Germany Marcel Kittel Skil–Shimano
2012   Netherlands Ronan van Zandbeek Argos–Shimano
2013   Belgium Jens Debusschere Lotto–Belisol
2014   France Arnaud Démare FDJ.fr
2015[A]   Poland Michał Gołaś Etixx–Quick-Step
2016   Belgium Timothy Dupont Verandas Willems
2017   Colombia Fernando Gaviria Quick-Step Floors
2018   Netherlands Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL–Jumbo
2019   Germany Jannik Steimle Deceuninck–Quick-Step

FootnotesEdit

A. ^ In 2015, Jens Debusschere crossed the line first but was relegated to sixth place after the race jury decided that he had veered from his line, causing Dylan Groenewegen to crash.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golas wint de Leeuwentrui na declassering Debusschere" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  • "Erelijst" [Honour Roll]. Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 October 2011.

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