Profronde van Fryslan

Profronde van Fryslan is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in June in Friesland, Netherlands. Since 2007, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Between 2004 and 2006 it was held as Noord-Nederland Tour, and in 2010 was known as the Batavus Pro Race.

Profronde van Fryslan
DateLate June
RegionFriesland, Netherlands
English nameTour of Friesland
Local name(s)Profronde van Fryslan (in Dutch)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
First edition2004 (2004)
Editions7 (as of 2010)
Most recent Markus Eichler (GER)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2004 Multiple winners
2005   Netherlands Stefan van Dijk MrBookmaker.com-SportsTech
2006   Netherlands Aart Vierhouten Skil-Shimano
2007   Netherlands Maarten den Bakker Skil-Shimano
2008   Belgium Gert Steegmans Quick Step
2009   Netherlands Kenny van Hummel Skil-Shimano
2010   Germany Markus Eichler Team Milram

In 2004, due to the difficulty of the final 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), the organisers decided to award the leading group of 22 riders with an equal classification. The group consisted of: Tom Veelers, Arne Kornegoor, Rudie Kemna, Matthé Pronk, Eelke van der Wal, Allan Bo Andresen, Thorwald Venebergh, Roy Sentjens, Bobbie Traksel, Erik Dekker, Paul van Schalen, Arno Wallaard, Bert Hiemstra, Igor Abakoumov, Gerben Löwik, Rik Reinerink, Stefan Kupfernagel, Marvin van der Pluym, Dennis Haueisen, Nico Mattan, Niels Scheuneman and Preben Van Hecke.

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