Tour de Wallonie

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Tour de Wallonie
Race details
Date Late July - Early August
Region Wallonia, Belgium
English name Tour of Wallonia
Local name(s) Tour de Wallonie (French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage-race
History
First edition 1974 (1974)
Editions 40 (as of 2013)
First winner  Joona Laukka (FIN)
Most wins  Mario Kummer (DDR)
 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
(2 wins)
Most recent  Gianni Meersman (BEL)

The Tour de Wallonie is a stage race cycling race on the UCI Europe Tour. It runs in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium in the end of July. Between 1974 and 1995 it was reserved to amateurs. Since 2005, the race has been organized as a 2.HC event on the UCI Europe Tour.[1]

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1974 Belgium Demets, LucLuc Demets (BEL)
1975 Belgium Vandenbroucke, Jean-LucJean-Luc Vandenbroucke (BEL)
1976 Belgium Leurquin, PierrePierre Leurquin (BEL)
1977 Belgium De Wolf, AlfonsAlfons De Wolf (BEL)
1978 Netherlands Maas, JoJo Maas (NED)
1979 Belgium Van Holen, RonnyRonny Van Holen (BEL)
1980 Belgium Van Gestel, GerritGerrit Van Gestel (BEL)
1981 Belgium Edmonds, NicoNico Edmonds (BEL)
1982 Belgium Vanderaerden, EricEric Vanderaerden (BEL)
1983 Poland Krawczyk, TadeuszTadeusz Krawczyk (POL)
1984 East Germany Kummer, MarioMario Kummer (DDR)
1985 East Germany Ampler, UweUwe Ampler (DDR)
1986 Italy Fondriest, MaurizioMaurizio Fondriest (ITA)
1987 East Germany Kummer, MarioMario Kummer (DDR)
1988 Netherlands Van Adrichem, JoostJoost Van Adrichem (NED)
1989 Belgium Verstrepen, JohanJohan Verstrepen (BEL)
1990 France Chanteur, PascalPascal Chanteur (FRA)
1991 Spain Olano, AbrahamAbraham Olano (ESP)
1992 Germany Teutenberg, LarsLars Teutenberg (GER)
1993 Italy Bettin, MauroMauro Bettin (ITA)
1994 Finland Laukka, JoonaJoona Laukka (FIN)
1995 Italy Valoti, PaoloPaolo Valoti (ITA)
1996 Germany Fleischer, ThomasThomas Fleischer (GER) Lotto
1997 Belgium Marichal, ThierryThierry Marichal (BEL) Cédico
1998 Belgium Vandenbroucke, FrankFrank Vandenbroucke (BEL) Mapei-Bricobi
1999 Denmark Kyneb, MikaelMikael Kyneb (DEN) Team home-Jack & Jones
2000 Belgium Merckx, AxelAxel Merckx (BEL) Mapei-Quick Step
2001 Belgium Dhollander, GlennGlenn D'Hollander (BEL) Lotto-Adecco
2002 Italy Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini (ITA) Mapei-Quick Step
2003 New Zealand Dean, JulianJulian Dean (NZL) CSC-Tiscali
2004 Netherlands Lowik, GerbenGerben Löwik (NED) Chocolade Jacques-Wincor Nixdorf
2005 Italy Celli, LucaLuca Celli (ITA) Barloworld
2006 Italy Guidi, FabrizioFabrizio Guidi (ITA) Phonak
2007 Slovenia Bozic, BorutBorut Božič (SLO) Team LPR
2008 Russia Ivanov, SergeiSergei Ivanov (RUS) Astana
2009 France El Fares, JulienJulien El Fares (FRA) Cofidis
2010 United Kingdom Downing, RussellRussell Downing (GBR) Team Sky
2011 Belgium Van Avermaet, GregGreg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team
2012 Italy Nizzolo, GiacomoGiacomo Nizzolo (ITA) RadioShack-Nissan
2013 Belgium Van Avermaet, GregGreg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team
2014 Belgium Meersman, GianniGianni Meersman (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tour de Wallonie 2014: Race History". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 

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