Nokere Koerse

Nokere Koerse is a European semi classic single day cycle race held in the Belgian region of Flanders. Since 2005, the race has been organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Starting in 2016 it was a 1.HC event. The Nokere Koerse was created in 1944, initially as the Grand Prix Jules Lowie in honour of 1938 Paris–Nice winner Jules Lowie who was born in Nokere. Only seven cyclists not born in Belgium or the Netherlands have won this semi classic. There was no edition in 2013 due to bad winter weather.

Nokere Koerse
Race details
DateLate March
RegionFlanders, Belgium
English nameNokere Koerse
Local name(s)Nokere Koerse (in Dutch)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
Web sitewww.nokerekoerse.be Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1944 (1944)
Editions73 (as of 2019)
First winner Marcel Kint (BEL)
Most wins Hendrik Van Dijck (BEL) (3 wins)
Most recent Cees Bol (NED)
Women's history
First edition2019 (2019)
Editions1 (as of 2019)
First winner Lorena Wiebes (NED)
Most winsno repeat winners
Most recent Lorena Wiebes (NED)

Since 2019, a women's edition of Nokere Koerse is held on the same day as the men's race, starting and finishing in the same location.

WinnersEdit

 
The 2015 podium (from left to right): Scott Thwaites, Kris Boeckmans and Justin Jules.
Year Country Rider Team
1944   Belgium Marcel Kint Mercier-Hutchinson
1945   Belgium Briek Schotte Groene Leeuw
1946   Belgium Emmanuel Thoma Starnord
1947   Belgium Albert Sercu Bertin-Wolber
1948   Belgium Roger Cnockaert Celta
1949   Belgium Ernest Sterckx Alcyon-Dunlop
1950   Belgium Jules Depoorter Dardenne
1951   Belgium Gerard Buyl Dossche Sport
1952   Netherlands Wim van Est Locomotief-Wego
1953   Belgium Basiel Wambeke Girardengo
1954   Belgium Jan Zagers Girardengo-Eldorado
1955   Belgium Jozef Schils Girardengo-Eldorado
1956   Belgium Marcel Rijckaert Dossche Sport
1957   France André Auquier Rochet-Dunlop
1958   Belgium Arthur Decabooter Groene Leeuw-Leopold
1959 No race
1960   Belgium Gilbert Desmet Carpano
1961   Belgium Leon Vandaele Wiel's-Flandria
1962 No race
1963   Belgium Frans De Mulder Wiel's-Groene Leeuw
1964   Belgium Robert De Middeleir Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1965   Belgium Arthur Decabooter Wiel's-Groene Leeuw
1966   Belgium Jacques De Boever Wiel's-Groene Leeuw
1967   Belgium Walter Godefroot Flandria–De Clerck
1968   Belgium Frans Brands Smiths
1969   Belgium Roger Rosiers Mann-Grundig
1970   Belgium André Dierickx Flandria–Mars
1971   Belgium Herman Van Springel Molteni
1972   Belgium Tony Houbrechts Salvarani
1973   Belgium Noël Van Tyghem Flandria–Carpenter–Shimano
1974   Belgium Freddy Maertens Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria
1975   Belgium Marc Demeyer Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria
1976   Belgium Luc Leman Miko-de Gribaldy-Superia
1977   Belgium Frans Van Looy Maes-Mini Flat
1978   Belgium Gustaaf Van Roosbroeck IJsboerke-Gios
1979   Belgium Hendrik Devos Flandria–Ça va seul
1980   Belgium Jos Van De Poel IJsboerke-Warncke
1981   Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann TI–Raleigh
1982   Belgium William Tackaert DAF Trucks
1983   Belgium Walter Schoonjans Vorselaars Autoschade
1984   Belgium Jan Bogaert Dries-Verandalux
1985   France Diederik Foubert Safir-Van de Ven
1986   Belgium Luc Colijn Fangio-AD Renting
1987   Belgium Etienne De Wilde Sigma
1988   Belgium Patrick Versluys Intral Renting-Merckx
1989   Belgium Rik Van Slycke Histor-Sigma
1990   Belgium Herman Frison Histor-Sigma
1991   Belgium Koen Van Rooy La William-Saltos
1992   Belgium Johan Capiot TVM-Sanyo
1993   Netherlands Michel Cornelisse La William-Duvel
1994   Belgium Peter De Clercq Lotto
1995   Belgium Jo Planckaert Collstrop-Lystex
1996   Belgium Hendrik Van Dijck TVM-Farm Frites
1997   Belgium Hendrik Van Dijck TVM-Farm Frites
1998   Australia Scott Sunderland Palmans-Ideal
1999   Netherlands Jeroen Blijlevens TVM-Farm Frites
2000   Belgium Hendrik Van Dijck Palmans-Ideal
2001   Belgium Michel Vanhaecke Landbouwkrediet–Colnago
2002    Switzerland Aurélien Clerc Mapei–Quick-Step
2003   Netherlands Matthé Pronk BankGiroLoterij
2004   Netherlands Max van Heeswijk U.S. Postal Service
2005   Netherlands Steven de Jongh Rabobank
2006   Belgium Bert Roesems Davitamon–Lotto
2007   Netherlands Leon van Bon Rabobank
2008   Belgium Wouter Weylandt Quick-Step
2009   Australia Graeme Brown Rabobank
2010   Belgium Jens Keukeleire Cofidis
2011   Belgium Gert Steegmans Quick-Step
2012   Italy Francesco Chicchi Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013 No race due to snow[1]
2014   Belgium Kenny Dehaes Lotto–Belisol
2015   Belgium Kris Boeckmans Lotto–Soudal
2016   Belgium Timothy Dupont Verandas Willems
2017   France Nacer Bouhanni Cofidis
2018   Netherlands Fabio Jakobsen Quick-Step Floors
2019   Netherlands Cees Bol Team Sunweb

Winners women's raceEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2019   Netherlands Lorena Wiebes Parkhotel Valkenburg Cycling Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Forse sneeuwval dwarsboomt Nokere Koerse" (in Dutch). Sporza. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2013.

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