Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse

The Vlaamse Druivenveldrit is a cyclo-cross race held in Overijse, Belgium. The race is organised by the VZW Sportvrienden Overijse and was first held in 1960. The race is regarded as a Cyclo-cross classic[1] and has a difficult and dangerous parcours that often results in crashes.

Vlaamse Druivenveldrit
Race details
DateDecember
RegionOverijse, Belgium
English nameOverijse cyclo-cross
Local name(s)Overijse
Nickname(s)Dutch: De moeder van alle crossen
The mother of all crosses
DisciplineCyclo-cross
CompetitionC1
TypeSingle-day
OrganiserVZW Sportvrienden Overijse
Race directorWilly Van Roy
History
First edition1960 (1960)
Editions82 (as of 2021)[note 1]
First winner Pierre Kumps (BEL)
Most wins Roland Liboton (BEL) (15 wins)
Most recent Wout van Aert (BEL)

HistoryEdit

Two members of the Overijse cycling club, Frans Vanhoey and Joris Bergiers, originally organized the event in 1960.[2] Up until 1989 the race was usually held twice a year and was held three times in 1975. In addition the Belgian national cyclo-cross championships have been held on the course on five occasions in 1965, 1976, 1983, 1990 and 1996 and were organized by the same organizations. On two occasions a two-man cyclo-cross race or Koppelveldrit was also run on the same course and disputed by professional or elite cyclo-cross riders. In 1974, Roger de Vlaeminck and Frans Verbeeck won and in 1984 Adri van der Poel and Hennie Kuiper won. The 1984 Koppelveldrit was organised as a retirement race for Roger de Vlaeminck.

The event formed part of the Superprestige cyclocross series from the beginning of the Superprestige in 1983 until the 2001-2002 season.[3] After that the Race was not part of a cyclo-cross classification competition. In the 2020-2021 season the race was the last race of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup.

The race has been won by many of the top cyclo-cross cyclists with multiple Cyclocross world champion Roland Liboton being the record holder in the event with 15 wins. Liboton is followed by the De Vlaeminck brothers, Eric and Roger who have nine and six wins each, as well as Sven Nys who also has six. In the 2005 edition, Bart Wellens kicked a spectator who was allegedly throwing beer at him. Wellens went on to win the event after Boom slipped in the final lap and initially was awarded the win despite the threat of disqualification.[4] Several days later after a meeting of the three race commissionaires and the UCI, Wellens was disqualified and Boom was awarded the win.[5]

Past winnersEdit

Year Date Winner Team
2021 24/1   Wout van Aert Team Jumbo–Visma
2019 15/12   Mathieu van der Poel (4) Corendon–Circus
2018 9/12   Toon Aerts Telenet–Fidea Lions
2017 10/12   Mathieu van der Poel (3) Beobank–Corendon
2016 11/12   Mathieu van der Poel (2) Beobank–Corendon
2015 06/12   Mathieu van der Poel BKCP–Powerplus
2014 07/12   Tom Meeusen Telenet-Fidea
2013   Sven Nys (6) Crelan–Euphony
2012   Sven Nys (5) Landbouwkrediet–Euphony
2011   Sven Nys (4) Landbouwkrediet
2010   Sven Nys (3) Landbouwkrediet
2009   Niels Albert
2008   Kevin Pauwels Fidea
2007   Klaas Vantornout Fidea
2006   Sven Nys (2) Rabobank
2005   Lars Boom [note 2][4][5] Rabobank
2004   Sven Nys Rabobank
2003   Bart Wellens (2) Spaarselect
2002   Bart Wellens Spaarselect
2001   Tom Vannoppen Collstrop-Palmans
2000   Erwin Vervecken (2) Record Bank
1999   Richard Groenendaal (2) Rabobank
1998   Erwin Vervecken Espace Card
1997   Richard Groenendaal Rabobank
1996   Luca Bramati (2)
1995   Luca Bramati Selle Italia-Velta
1994   Adrie van der Poel Collstrop-Cystex
1993   Daniele Pontoni (2) Zalf
1992   Daniele Pontoni Zalf
1991   Thomas Frischknecht
1990   Danny De Bie (2) SEFB-Saxon
1989   Christian Hautekeete
1988 18/12   Danny De Bie
1988 17/01   Hennie Stamsnijder (3) PDM-Concorde
1987 20/12   Roland Liboton (15) Guerciotti-Falcon
1987 18/01   Roland Liboton (14) Guerciotti-Falcon
1986 21/12   Hennie Stamsnijder (2) PDM-Concorde
1986 19/01   Roland Liboton (13) Guerciotti-Falcon
1985 20/01   Hennie Stamsnijder Willy Van Doorne
1985 22/12   Roland Liboton (12) Guerciotti
1984 22/12   Roland Liboton (11) Guerciotti
1984 22/01   Roland Liboton (10) Guerciotti
1983 11/12   Roland Liboton (9) Guerciotti
1983 23/01   Roland Liboton (8) Guerciotti
1982 21/11   Roland Liboton (7) Vermeer Thijs
1982 24/01   Roland Liboton (6) Vermeer Thijs
1981 22/11   Roland Liboton (5) Vermeer Thijs
1981 25/01   Roland Liboton (4) Vermeer Thijs
1980 23/11   Roland Liboton (3) Marc VRD
1980 06/01   Roland Liboton (2) Marc VRD
1979 18/11   Jan Teugels (2) Duval
1979 07/01   Bert Vermeire Marc Zeepcentrale-Superia
1978 19/11   Jan Teugels Duval
1978 29/01   Roland Liboton
1977 20/11   Roger de Vlaeminck (6) Brooklyn
1977 09/01   Eric de Vlaeminck (9) Gios-Torino
1976   Eric de Vlaeminck (8) Gero-Eurosol
1975 29/11   Roger de Vlaeminck (5) Brooklyn
1975 02/11   Norbert Dedeckere (2) Flandria-Carpenter
1975 04/01   Roger de Vlaeminck (4) Brooklyn
1974   Norbert Dedeckere Flandria-Carpenter
1973   Roger de Vlaeminck (3) Brooklyn
1972 15/10   Albert van Damme Rokado
1972 23/01   Eric de Vlaeminck (7) Flandria Beaulieu
1971 31/10   Eric de Vlaeminck (6) Flandria-Mars
1971 24/01   Eric de Vlaeminck (5) Flandria-Mars
1970   Roger de Vlaeminck (2) Flandria-Mars
1969   Roger de Vlaeminck Flandria-De Clerck
1968   Eric de Vlaeminck (4) Goldor-Gerka
1967   Eric de Vlaeminck (3) Groene Leeuw
1966   Eric de Vlaeminck (2) Wiels-Groene Leeuw
1965   Eric de Vlaeminck Wiels-Groene Leeuw
1964   Roger de Clercq (3) Wiels-Groene Leeuw
1963   Roger de Clercq (2) Wiels-Groene Leeuw
1962   Pierre Kumps (2)
1961   Roger de Clercq Groene Leeuw-SAS
1960   Pierre Kumps

Women’s winnersEdit

Year Winner Team
2021   Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado Alpecin–Fenix
2019   Annemarie Worst 777
2018   Lucinda Brand Team Sunweb
2017   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot Canyon–SRAM
2016   Sophie de Boer Kalas-H.Essers-NNOF
2015   Jolien Verschueren Telenet-Fidea
2014   Sanne Cant Enertherm-BKCP
2013   Katie Compton Trek Cyclocross Collective
2012   Katie Compton
2011   Katie Compton
2007   Stefanie Pohl Team Getränke-Hoffmann
2006   Daphny van den Brand AA Drink
2005   Daphny van den Brand
2004   Daphny van den Brand
2003   Hilde Quintens
2002   Laurence Leboucher
2000   Daphny van den Brand

Winners when run as Belgian Cyclo Cross ChampionshipsEdit

Year Winner Amateur Winner
1996 Erwin Vervecken
1990 Danny De Bie Marc Janssens
1983 Roland Liboton Werner van der Fraenen
1976 Marc de Block Bert Vermeire
1965 Albert van Damme

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Includes Belgian Championship editions.
  2. ^ Bart Wellens, the original winner, got disqualified for kicking at a spectator during the race.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nys wins 'mother of all crosses'". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  2. ^ "Familiecross werd business". Nieuwsblad.be. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  3. ^ "Overzicht 25 jaar Superprestige". Superprestige cyclo cross. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  4. ^ a b "Wellens hits spectator". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  5. ^ a b "Wellens disqualified after hitting spectator". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2008-01-07.

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