Binche–Chimay–Binche

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Binche–Chimay–Binche
Race details
Date Early-October
Region Wallonia, Belgium
Local name(s) Binche–Chimay–Binche
Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day race
History
First edition 1911 (1911)
Editions 26 (as of 2013)
First winner  Jean Van Ingelghem (BEL)
Most wins  Omer Taverne (BEL)
 Jelle Nijdam (NED)
(2 wins)
Most recent  Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA)

Binche–Chimay–Binche (also known as Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke) is a single-day road bicycle race held annually between Binche and Chimay, in Wallonia, Belgium. The race is rated as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

The race was originally held between Binche and Tournai as it was first organized in 1911 as Binche-Tournai-Binche; it was suspended between 1931 and 1983, then again between 1997 and 2009. In 2010 it was organized again as "Binche Tournai Binche/Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke", to commemorate cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke who had died in October 2009 at 34 years of age and was at that time the last winner of the race. In 2013 the routing changed from Tournai to Chimay, hence the name changed to Binche–Chimay–Binche.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1911 Belgium Van Ingelghem, JeanJean Van Ingelghem (BEL)
1912 Belgium Sellier, FélixFélix Sellier (BEL)
1913
1921
No race
1922 Belgium Taverne, OmerOmer Taverne (BEL)
1923 Belgium Vermandel, AchilleAchille Vermandel (BEL)
1924 Belgium Martin, HectorHector Martin (BEL)
1925 Belgium Dewit, ArthurArthur Dewit (BEL)
1926 Belgium Taverne, OmerOmer Taverne (BEL)
1927 Belgium Hans, JeanJean Hans (BEL)
1928
1929
No race
1930 Belgium Kindt, AlfonsAlfons Kindt (BEL)
1931
1983
No race
1984 Belgium Van Brabant, BennyBenny Van Brabant (BEL) Tönissteiner-Lotto-Mavic-Pecotex
1985 Netherlands Van Der Poel, AdriAdri Van Der Poel (NED) Kwantum-Decosol-Yoko
1986 Belgium Van Holen, RonnyRonny Van Holen (BEL) Lotto-Emerxil-Merckx
1987 Belgium Van Eynde, WillemWillem Van Eynde (BEL) Lotto-Merckx
1988 Belgium Emonds, NicoNico Emonds (BEL) Superconfex-Yoko-Opel-Colnago
1989 France Gaigne, DominiqueDominique Gaigne (FRA) Histor-Sigma
1990 Netherlands Nijdam, JelleJelle Nijdam (NED) Buckler-Colnago-Decca
1991 Belgium Dernies, MichelMichel Dernies (BEL) Weinmann-EVS
1992 Belgium Wampers, Jean-MarieJean-Marie Wampers (BEL) Collstrop-Garden Wood-Histor
1993 Belgium Van Roosbroeck, PatrickPatrick Van Roosbroeck (BEL) La William-Duvel
1994 Belgium Nelissen, WilfriedWilfried Nelissen (BEL) Novemail-Histor
1995 Netherlands Nijdam, JelleJelle Nijdam (NED) TVM-Polis Direct
1996 Belgium Vandenbroucke, FrankFrank Vandenbroucke (BEL) Mapei-GB
1997
2009
No race
2010 Italy Viviani, EliaElia Viviani (ITA) Liquigas-Doimo
2011 Germany Selig, RüdigerRüdiger Selig (GER) Leopard Trek
2012 United Kingdom Blythe, AdamAdam Blythe (GBR) BMC Racing Team
2013 South Africa Janse van Rensburg, ReinardtReinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Argos-Shimano

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