Tour of the Netherlands

  (Redirected from Ronde van Nederland)

The Tour of the Netherlands (Dutch: Ronde van Nederland) was a road bicycle racing stage-race in the Netherlands, founded in 1948. It's an annual race since 1975. Because of the start of the UCI ProTour in 2005, it was replaced by the Eneco Tour.

Tour of the Netherlands
Race details
Local name(s)Ronde van Nederland
TypeStage race
First edition1948 (1948)
Final edition2004
First winner Emile Rogiers (BEL)
Most wins Gerrie Knetemann (NED) (4)
Final winner Erik Dekker (NED)

The first edition started on May 6, from Dam Square, Amsterdam. The riders finished on May 15, nine days later, in the Olympisch Stadion.


Year Country Rider Team
1948   Belgium Emile Rogiers
1949   Netherlands Gerrit Schulte
1950   Netherlands Henk Lakeman
1951   Belgium Jean Bogaerts
1952   Netherlands Wim van Est
1954   Netherlands Wim van Est
1955   Netherlands Piet Haan
1956   Belgium Rik Van Looy
1957   Belgium Rik Van Looy
1958   Netherlands Piet van Est
1960   Netherlands Peter Post
1961   Netherlands Dick Enthoven (cyclist)
1963   Netherlands Lex van Kreuningen
1965   Netherlands Jan Janssen
1975   Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson
1976   Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann TI–Raleigh–Campagnolo
1977   Netherlands Bert Pronk TI–Raleigh
1978   Netherlands Johan van der Velde TI–Raleigh–McGregor
1979   Netherlands Jan Raas TI–Raleigh–McGregor
1980   Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann TI–Raleigh–Creda
1981   Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann TI–Raleigh–Creda
1982   Netherlands Bert Oosterbosch DAF Trucks–TeVe Blad
1983   Netherlands Adri van Houwelingen TI–Raleigh–Campagnolo
1984   Netherlands Johan Lammerts Panasonic–Raleigh
1985   Belgium Eric Vanderaerden Panasonic–Raleigh
1986   Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann PDM–Concorde
1987   Netherlands Teun van Vliet Panasonic–Isostar
1988   France Thierry Marie Système U–Gitane
1989   France Laurent Fignon Super U–Raleigh–Fiat
1990   Netherlands Jelle Nijdam Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1991   Netherlands Frans Maassen Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1992   Netherlands Jelle Nijdam Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1993   Netherlands Erik Breukink ONCE
1994   Denmark Jesper Skibby TVM–Bison Kit
1995   Netherlands Jelle Nijdam TVM–Polis Direct
1996   Denmark Rolf Sørensen Rabobank
1997   Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank
1998   Denmark Rolf Sørensen Rabobank
1999   Ukraine Serhiy Honchar Vini Caldirola
2000   Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank
2001   Netherlands Léon van Bon Mercury
2002   Luxembourg Kim Kirchen Fassa Bortolo
2003   Russia Viatcheslav Ekimov U.S. Postal Service
2004   Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank

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