Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen

Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen (previously GP Rik Van Steenbergen) is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in September in Arendonk, Belgium.[1] The race, paying respect to the famous Belgian rider of the 1940s and 1950s, quickly gained importance and since 2005, it is a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. The race was canceled in 2013 and again in 2014 because the organizers were unable to raise sufficient funding and subsequently disappeared permanently from the calendar before being revived for 2019.[2] In contrary to the previous editions, the race will now be held in Arendonk where before it was held in Aartselaar.[3]

Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
Race details
DateEarly September
RegionArendonk, Belgium
English nameMemorial Rik Van Steenbergen
Local name(s)Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen (in Dutch)
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
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First edition1991 (1991)
Editions24 (as of 2022)
First winner Olaf Ludwig (GER)
Most wins Niko Eeckhout (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent Tim Merlier (BEL)


Year Country Rider Team
1991   Germany Olaf Ludwig Panasonic–Sportlife
1992   Belgium Patrick Deneut Lotto
1993   Italy Mario Cipollini GB–MG Maglificio
1994   Uzbekistan Djamolidine Abdoujaparov Team Polti
1995   Belgium Tom Steels Vlaanderen 2002–Eddy Merckx
1996   Netherlands Jans Koerts Palmans
1997   Belgium Andrei Tchmil Lotto–Mobistar–Isoglass
1998   Czech Republic Ján Svorada Mapei–Bricobi
1999   Italy Giuliano Figueras Mapei–Quick-Step
2000   Denmark Lars Michaelsen Française des Jeux
2001   Belgium Niko Eeckhout Lotto–Adecco
2002   Germany Steffen Radochla Team Coast
2003   Belgium Niko Eeckhout Lotto–Domo
2004   Belgium Tom Boonen Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005   France Jean-Patrick Nazon AG2R Prévoyance
2006   Belgium Niko Eeckhout Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2007   Belgium Greg Van Avermaet Predictor–Lotto
2008   Belgium Gert Steegmans Quick-Step
2009   Belgium Niko Eeckhout An Post–Sean Kelly Team
2010   Belgium Michael Van Staeyen Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2011   Netherlands Kenny van Hummel Skil–Shimano
2012   Netherlands Theo Bos Rabobank
2013 to 2018 No race due to insufficient funding
2019   Belgium Dries De Bondt Corendon–Circus
2020 to 2021 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium
2022   Belgium Tim Merlier Alpecin–Deceuninck

See also




  1. ^ "Mem. Van Steenbergen". 2023.
  2. ^ "G.P Van Steenbergen (Bel) - Cat.1.1". (in French). Retrieved 29 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen / Kempen Classic(1.1)". ProcyclingStats. 6 October 2023.