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Omloop van het Waasland

Omloop van het Waasland ("Circuit of Waasland") is a bicycle road race held annually in the Belgian region of Waasland. Since 2009, it is organized as a 1.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Omloop van het Waasland
DateEarly-March
RegionWaasland, Belgium
English nameTour of Waasland
Local name(s)Omloop van het Waasland
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web sitewww.omloopvanhetwaasland.eu Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1965 (1965)
Editions54 (as of 2018)
First winner Martin Van Ginneken (NED)
Most wins Niko Eeckhout (BEL) (3 wins)
Most recent Benjamin Verraes (BEL)

It is also known for being the very last professional cycling race in which Eddy Merckx took part before retiring in 1978.

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1965   Netherlands Martin van Ginneken Dr. Mann
1966   Netherlands Rik Wouters Televizier-Batavus
1967   Belgium Martin Van Den Bossche Romeo-Smith's
1968   Belgium Jos Boons Mann-Grundig
1969   France Jean-Claude Genty Bic
1970   Belgium Etienne Antheunis Faemino-Faema
1971   Belgium Walter Planckaert Goldor
1972   Belgium Luc Van Goidsenhoven Watneys-Avia
1973   Netherlands Gerben Karstens Ha-Ro
1974   Netherlands Tino Tabak TI–Raleigh
1975   Belgium Serge Van Daele Gero-Hercka
1976   Belgium Eddy Verstraeten IJsboerke-Colnago
1977   Belgium Marc Renier IJsboerke-Colnago
1978   Belgium Frans Van Looy Mini Flat-Boule d'Or
1979   Belgium Johnny De Nul Lano-Boule d'Or
1980   Belgium Willem Peeters Safir-Ludo
1981   Belgium Patrick Versluys Boule d'Or
1982   Belgium Johnny De Nul Masta-Puch
1983   Belgium Alain Van Hoornweder Fangio-Tönissteiner
1984   Belgium Yvan Lamote Splendor-Mondial Moquette
1985   Belgium William Tackaert Fangio-Ecoturbo
1986   Belgium Frank Verleyen Transvemij-Van Schilt
1987   Netherlands Frank Pirard Sigma
1988   Netherlands Erik Breukink Panasonic-Isostar
1989   Netherlands Frank Pirard Histor-Sigma
1990   Belgium Luc Govaerts Westwood
1991   Belgium Jerry Cooman S.E.F.B.-Saxon
1992   Belgium Fabrice Naessens Lotto
1993   Netherlands Menno Vink Willy Naessens
1994   Belgium Jan Bogaert Palmans-Inco Coating
1995   Belgium Hendrik Redant TVM
1996   Belgium Michel Vanhaecke Vosschemie-Zetelhallen
1997   Belgium Wim Omloop Palmans-Lystex
1998   Denmark Frank Høj Palmans-Ideal
1999   Belgium Geert Omloop Spar-RDM
2000   Netherlands Jans Koerts Farm Frites
2001   Netherlands Martin van Steen BankGiroLoterij-Batavus
2002   Netherlands Peter van Agtmaal Bert Story-Piels
2003   Belgium Geert Omloop Palmans-Collstrop
2004   Belgium Christoph Roodhooft MrBookmaker.com-Palmans
2005   Belgium Gorik Gardeyn MrBookmaker.com-SportsTech
2006   Belgium Niko Eeckhout Chocolade Jacques
2007   Belgium Niko Eeckhout Chocolade Jacques
2008   Belgium Niko Eeckhout Topsport Vlaanderen
2009   Belgium Johan Coenen Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2010   France Denis Flahaut ISD Continental Team
2011   Lithuania Aidis Kruopis Landbouwkrediet
2012   Belgium Preben Van Hecke Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2013   Belgium Pieter Jacobs Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2014   Italy Danilo Napolitano Wanty–Groupe Gobert
2015   Netherlands Geert van der Weijst Team3M
2016   Belgium Preben Van Hecke Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2017   Netherlands Wouter Wippert Cannondale–Drapac
2018   Belgium Benjamin Verraes Van Durme-Michiels-Trawobo

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