Le Samyn

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Le Samyn
Race details
Date February/March
Region Fayt-le-Franc, Hainaut, Belgium
Local name(s) Men: Le Samyn des Pros
Women: Le Samyn des Dames (French)
Nickname(s) Le Samyn
Discipline Road
Competition Men: UCI Europe Tour
Women: Lotto Cycling Cup
Type Single-day
History
First edition Men: 1968 (1968)
Women: 2012
Editions Men: 45 (as of 2014)
Women: 3 (as of 2014)
First winner Men:  José Samyn (FRA)
Women:  Adrie Visser (NED)
Most wins Men:  Johan Capiot (BEL) (3 wins)
Women: No repeat winners
Most recent Men:  Maxime Vantomme (BEL)
Women:  Emma Johansson (SWE)

Le Samyn is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in February/March in Fayt-le-Franc, Belgium, starting in Frameries and finishing in Dour. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Established in 1968 as a professional race, it was originally held under the name of GP Fayt-le-Franc, becoming Memorial José Samyn in 1970 after the death of José Samyn in 1969.[1]

Since 2012, a women's edition of the race has been held under the name of Le Samyn des Dames.[2]

Snow had covered many of the roads in region, causing the cancellation of the 2005 edition.[3]

Winners[edit]

Men's race[edit]

Rider Team
1968 France Samyn, JoseJosé Samyn (FRA) Pelforth-Sauvage-Lejeune
1969 Belgium Vrijders, HermanHerman Vrijders (BEL) Faema
1970 Belgium Vijver, Ronny Van deRonny Van de Vijver (BEL) Flandria-Mars
1971 Belgium Lint, Julien VanJulien Van Lint (BEL) Molteni
1972 Belgium Demeyer, MarcMarc Demeyer (BEL) Beaulieu-Flandria
1973 Belgium Verreydt, LouisLouis Verreydt (BEL) Ijsboerke-Bertin
1974 Belgium Dierickx, ANdreAndré Dierickx (BEL) Merlin Plage-Flandria
1975 France Santy, AlainAlain Santy (FRA) Gitane-Campagnolo
1976 Belgium Baert, DirkDirk Baert (BEL) Carlos
1977 France Périn, MichelMichel Périn (FRA) Gitane-Campagnolo
1978 Belgium Vanspringel, HermanHerman Vanspringel (BEL) Marc Zeepcentrale-Superia
1979 Netherlands Schipper, AdriAdri Schipper (NED) Marc Zeepcentrale-Superia
1980 Belgium Verlinden, GeryGery Verlinden (BEL) Ijsboerke-Warncke Eis
1981 Belgium Verschuere, PolPol Verschuere (BEL) Capri Sonne
1982 Belgium Jacobs, JosJos Jacobs (BEL) Vermeer Thijs
1983 Netherlands Meer, Jacques VanJacques Van Meer (NED) Fangio-Tönissteiner
1984 Belgium Rossel, DanielDaniel Rossel (BEL) Tönissteiner-Lotto
1985 Belgium Holen, Ronny VanRonny Van Holen (BEL) Safir-Van de Ven
1986 Belgium Onnockx, PatrickPatrick Onnockx (BEL) Lotto-Emerxil-Merckx
1987 Belgium Criquielion, ClaudeClaude Criquielion (BEL) Hitachi-Marc
1988 No race
1989 Belgium Redant, HendrikHendrik Redant (BEL) Lotto
1990 Belgium Redant, HendrikHendrik Redant (BEL) Lotto-Superclub
1991 Belgium Dauwe, JohnnyJohnny Dauwe (BEL) Tulip Computers
1992 Belgium Capiot, JohanJohan Capiot (BEL) TVM-Sanyo
1993 Belgium Nelissen, WilfriedWilfried Nelissen (BEL) Novemail-Histor
1994 Belgium Capiot, JohanJohan Capiot (BEL) TVM-Bison Kit
1995 Belgium Capiot, JohanJohan Capiot (BEL) Refin
1996 Belgium Meester, Hans DeHans De Meester (BEL) Palmans
1997 Belgium Haecke, Michel VanMichel Van Haecke (BEL) Ipso-Euroclean
1998 France Auger, LudovicLudovic Auger (FRA) BigMat-Auber 93
1999 Belgium Marichal, ThierryThierry Marichal (BEL) Lotto-Mobistar
2000 Denmark Hoj, FrankFrank Hoj (DEN) Française des Jeux
2001 Belgium Gerits, KrisKris Gerits (BEL) Vlaanderen T-Interim
2002 Sweden Bäckstedt, MagnusMagnus Bäckstedt (SWE) EDS-Fakta
2003 Netherlands Dijk, Stefan vanStefan van Dijk (NED) Lotto-Domo
2004 Australia Macewen, RobbieRobbie McEwen (AUS) Lotto-Domo
2005 No race
2006 France Dion, RenaudRenaud Dion (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance
2007 France Casper, JimmyJimmy Casper (FRA) Unibet.com
2008 Belgium Gilbert, PhilippePhilippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux
2009 Belgium Weylandt, WouterWouter Weylandt (BEL) Quick Step
2010 Belgium Keukeleire, JensJens Keukeleire (BEL) Cofidis
2011 Germany Klemme, DominicDominic Klemme (GER) Leopard Trek
2012 France Démare, ArnaudArnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ-BigMat
2013 Russia Tsatevich, AlexeyAlexey Tsatevich (RUS) Team Katusha
2014 Belgium Vantomme, MaximeMaxime Vantomme (BEL) Roubaix-Lille Métropole

Women's race[edit]

Rider Team
2012 Netherlands Visser, AdrieAdrie Visser (NED) Skil-Argos
2013 Netherlands van Dijk, EllenEllen van Dijk (NED) Specialized–lululemon
2014 Sweden Johansson, EmmaEmma Johansson (SWE) Orica-AIS

Source[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Samyn". lesamyn.be. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Le Samyn des Dames". cqranking.com. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Memorial Samyn Fayt-le-Franc cancelled". Cyclingnews. 3 March 2005. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 

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