Brabantse Pijl

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Brabantse Pijl
Race details
Date Late-March/early-April
Region Flemish Brabant & Walloon Brabant, Belgium
English name Brabant Arrow
Local name(s) Brabantse Pijl (Dutch)
La Flèche Brabançonne (French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
Organiser WSC Rode Sportief Beersel
Race director Pascal Demol
History
First edition 1961 (1961)
Editions 54 (as of 2014)
First winner  Pino Cerami (BEL)
Most wins  Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent  Philippe Gilbert (BEL)

The Brabantse Pijl (English: Brabant Arrow, French: Flèche Brabançonne or Flèche Branconne) is a Flanders Classics road bicycle race held annually in Flemish Brabant and in Walloon Brabant, Belgium. Since 2005, the race has been organised as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. In 2011, it was upgraded to a 1.HC event. Edwig Van Hooydonck holds the record for most wins in the race with four between 1987 and 1995. In recent years, Zaventem was the city of start, in 2008 however, Leuven became the place of start. In 2010 the fixed date of the Brabantse Pijl shifted from the Sunday before the Ronde van Vlaanderen to the Wednesday before the Amstel Gold Race. Until 2009 the finish was located in Alsemberg, in 2010 it shifted to Overijse.

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Rider Team
1961 Belgium Cerami, PinoPino Cerami (BEL) Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
1962 Belgium Janssens, LudoLudo Janssens (BEL) Solo-Van Steenbergen
1963 Belgium Wouters, JosephJoseph Wouters (BEL) Solo-Terrot
1964 Italy Pambianco, ArnaldoArnaldo Pambianco (ITA) Salvarani
1965 Belgium Bocklant, WillyWilly Bocklant (BEL) Flandria-Romeo
1966 Netherlands Janssen, JanJan Janssen (NED) Pelforth-Sauvage-Lejeune
1967 Belgium Rosiers, RogerRoger Rosiers (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1968 Belgium Van Schil, VictorVictor Van Schil (BEL) Faema
1969 Belgium In't Ven, WillyWilly In't Ven (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1970 Belgium Van Springel, HermanHerman Van Springel (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1971 Belgium Spruyt, JosephJoseph Spruyt (BEL) Molteni
1972 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1973 Belgium De Muynck, JohanJohan De Muynck (BEL) Flandria-Carpenter-Shimano
1974 Belgium Van Springel, HermanHerman Van Springel (BEL) MIC-Ludo-De Gribaldy
1975 Belgium Peeters, WillemWillem Peeters (BEL) Maes-Watney
1976 Belgium Maertens, FreddyFreddy Maertens (BEL) Flandria-Velda
1977 Belgium Verbeeck, FransFrans Verbeeck (BEL) IJsboerke-Colnago
1978 Belgium Laurens, MarcelMarcel Laurens (BEL) C & A
1979 Belgium Willems, DanielDaniel Willems (BEL) IJsboerke-Warncke
1980 Belgium Pollentier, MichelMichel Pollentier (BEL) Splendor-Admiral
1981 Belgium De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck (BEL) DAF Trucks
1982 Belgium Criquielion, ClaudeClaude Criquielion (BEL) Wickes-Splendor
1983 Belgium Planckaert, EddyEddy Planckaert (BEL) Splendor-Euroshop
1984 Belgium Van Holen, RonnyRonny Van Holen (BEL) Safir-Van de Ven
1985 Netherlands Poel, Adri van derAdri van der Poel (NED) Kwantum-Decosol-Yoko
1986 Netherlands Velde, Johan van derJohan van der Velde (NED) Panasonic-Merckx-Agu
1987 Belgium Van Hooydonck, EdwigEdwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) Superconfex-Kwantum-Yoko-Colnago
1988 Belgium Capiot, JohanJohan Capiot (BEL) TVM-Van Schilt
1989 Belgium Capiot, JohanJohan Capiot (BEL) TVM-Ragno
1990 Netherlands Maassen, FransFrans Maassen (NED) Buckler-Colnago-Decca
1991 Belgium Van Hooydonck, EdwigEdwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) Buckler-Colnago-Decca
1992 Belgium Capiot, JohanJohan Capiot (BEL) TVM-Sanyo
1993 Belgium Van Hooydonck, EdwigEdwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) WordPerfect-Colnago-Decca
1994 Italy Bartoli, MicheleMichele Bartoli (ITA) Mercatone Uno-Medeghini
1995 Belgium Van Hooydonck, EdwigEdwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) Novell-Decca-Colnago
1996 Belgium Museeuw, JohanJohan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei-GB
1997 Italy Pianegonda, GianlucaGianluca Pianegonda (ITA) Mapei-GB
1998 Belgium Museeuw, JohanJohan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei-Bricobi
1999 Italy Bartoli, MicheleMichele Bartoli (ITA) Mapei-Quick Step
2000 Belgium Museeuw, JohanJohan Museeuw (BEL) Mapei-Quick Step
2001 Netherlands Boogerd, MichaelMichael Boogerd (NED) Rabobank
2002 Belgium De Waele, FabienFabien De Waele (BEL) Mapei-Quick Step
2003 Netherlands Boogerd, MichaelMichael Boogerd (NED) Rabobank
2004 Italy Paolini, LucaLuca Paolini (ITA) Quick Step-Davitamon
2005 Spain Freire, OscarÓscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
2006 Spain Freire, OscarÓscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
2007 Spain Freire, OscarÓscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
2008 France Chavanel, SylvainSylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis
2009 France Geslin, AnthonyAnthony Geslin (FRA) Française des Jeux
2010 Belgium Rosseler, SébastienSébastien Rosseler (BEL) Team RadioShack
2011 Belgium Gilbert, PhilippePhilippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto
2012 France Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar
2013 Slovakia Sagan, PeterPeter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale
2014 Belgium Gilbert, PhilippePhilippe Gilbert (BEL) BMC Racing Team

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