Volta Limburg Classic

Volta Limburg Classic is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in late March or early April in Limburg, Netherlands. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Prior to 2012, the race was known as Hel van het Mergelland.

Volta Limburg Classic
Hel van het Mergelland logo.jpg
Race details
DateEarly April
RegionLimburg, Netherlands
Local name(s)Hel van het Mergelland (in Dutch)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
Web sitewww.voltalimburgclassic.nl Edit this at Wikidata
Men's race
First edition1973 (1973)
Editions46 (as of 2019)
First winner Jan Spijker (NED)
Most wins Raymond Meijs (NED) (4 wins)
Most recent Patrick Müller (SUI) [1]
Women's race
First edition2017 (2017)
Editions3 (as of 2019)
First winner Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN)
Most winsno repeat winners
Most recent Demi Vollering (NED) [2]

WinnersEdit

Men's raceEdit

Source:[3]

Year Country Rider Team
1973   Netherlands Jan Spijker
1974   Netherlands Toine van de Bunder
1975   Netherlands Wil van Helvoirt
1976   Netherlands Mathieu Dohmen
1977   Netherlands Toine van de Bunder
1978   Netherlands Toine van de Bunder
1979   Netherlands Herman Snoeyink
1980   Netherlands Pim Bosch
1981   Netherlands René Koppert
1982   Netherlands Peter Hofland
1983   Netherlands Jan Peels
1984   Netherlands Chris Koppert
1985   Netherlands Stephan Räkers
1986   Netherlands Marc van Orsouw
1987   Netherlands Tom Cordes
1988   Netherlands Gerrit Möhlmann
1989   Netherlands Willem-Jan van Loenhout
1990   Netherlands Raymond Meijs
1991   Netherlands Rob Compas
1992   Netherlands Martin van Steen
1993   Belgium Erwin Thijs Collstrop-Assur Carpets
1994   Netherlands John van den Akker Collstrop-Willy Naessens
1995   Netherlands Max van Heeswijk Motorola
1996   Netherlands Lucien de Louw Foreldorado-Golff
1997   Netherlands Raymond Meijs Foreldorado-Golff
1998   Netherlands Raymond Meijs Gerolsteiner
1999   Netherlands Raymond Meijs Cologne
2000   Germany Bert Grabsch Cologne
2001 No race
2002   Australia Corey Sweet BankGiroLoterij-Batavus
2003   Belgium Wim van Huffel Vlaanderen T-Interim
2004   Denmark Allan Johansen BankGiroLoterij
2005   Belgium Nico Sijmens Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2006   Ukraine Mikhaylo Khalilov Team LPR
2007   Belgium Nico Sijmens Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner
2008   Germany Tony Martin Team High Road
2009   Italy Mauro Finetto CSF Group-Navigare
2010   France Yann Huguet Skil–Shimano
2011   Netherlands Pim Ligthart Vacansoleil–DCM
2012   Russia Pavel Brutt Team Katusha
2013   Germany Rüdiger Selig Team Katusha
2014   Netherlands Moreno Hofland Belkin Pro Cycling
2015    Switzerland Stefan Küng BMC Racing Team
2016   Netherlands Floris Gerts BMC Racing Team
2017   Italy Marco Canola Nippo–Vini Fantini
2018   Slovenia Jan Tratnik CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2019    Switzerland Patrick Müller Vital Concept–B&B Hotels

Women's raceEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2017   Canada Karol-Ann Canuel Boels–Dolmans
2018   Netherlands Belle de Gast Parkhotel Valkenburg
2019   Netherlands Demi Vollering Parkhotel Valkenburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (dutch) "Wedstrijd Uitslagen Heren". Official website. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  2. ^ (dutch) "Wedstrijd Uitslagen Dames". Official website. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Top 3 per edition". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 12 December 2019.

External linksEdit