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The Tour de Wallonie is a stage race cycling race on the UCI Europe Tour. It runs in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium in the end of July. Between 1974 and 1995 it was reserved to amateurs. Since 2005, the race has been organized as a 2.HC event on the UCI Europe Tour.[2] The race will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020.

Tour de Wallonie
DateLate July - Early August
RegionWallonia, Belgium
English nameTour of Wallonia
Local name(s)Tour de Wallonie (in French)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage-race
Web sitewww.trworg.be/la-bataille-des-loups/ Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1974 (1974)
Editions46 (as of 2019)
First winner Luc Demets (BEL)[1]
Most wins Mario Kummer (DDR)
 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
(2 wins)
Most recent Loïc Vliegen (BEL)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1974   Belgium Luc Demets
1975   Belgium Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke
1976   Belgium Pierre Leurquin
1977   Belgium Alfons De Wolf
1978   Netherlands Jo Maas
1979   Belgium Ronny Van Holen
1980   Belgium Gerrit Van Gestel
1981   Belgium Nico Edmonds
1982   Belgium Eric Vanderaerden
1983   Poland Tadeusz Krawczyk
1984   East Germany Mario Kummer
1985   East Germany Uwe Ampler
1986   Italy Maurizio Fondriest
1987   East Germany Mario Kummer
1988   Netherlands Joost Van Adrichem
1989   Belgium Johan Verstrepen
1990   France Pascal Chanteur
1991   Spain Abraham Olano
1992   Germany Lars Teutenberg
1993   Italy Mauro Bettin
1994   Finland Joona Laukka
1995   Italy Paolo Valoti
1996   Germany Thomas Fleischer Lotto
1997   Belgium Thierry Marichal Cédico
1998   Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke Mapei–Bricobi
1999   Denmark Mikael Kyneb home–Jack & Jones
2000   Belgium Axel Merckx Mapei–Quick-Step
2001   Belgium Glenn D'Hollander Lotto–Adecco
2002   Italy Paolo Bettini Mapei–Quick-Step
2003   New Zealand Julian Dean CSC–Tiscali
2004   Netherlands Gerben Löwik Chocolade Jacques-Wincor Nixdorf
2005   Italy Luca Celli Barloworld
2006   Italy Fabrizio Guidi Phonak
2007   Slovenia Borut Božič Team LPR
2008   Russia Sergei Ivanov Astana
2009   France Julien El Fares Cofidis
2010   Great Britain Russell Downing Team Sky
2011   Belgium Greg Van Avermaet BMC Racing Team
2012   Italy Giacomo Nizzolo RadioShack–Nissan
2013   Belgium Greg Van Avermaet BMC Racing Team
2014   Belgium Gianni Meersman Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015   Netherlands Niki Terpstra Etixx–Quick-Step
2016   Belgium Dries Devenyns IAM Cycling
2017   Belgium Dylan Teuns BMC Racing Team
2018   Belgium Tim Wellens Lotto–Soudal
2019   Belgium Loïc Vliegen Wanty–Groupe Gobert

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour de Wallonie past winners". cyclingnews.com. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Tour de Wallonie 2014: Race History". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28.

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