Binche–Chimay–Binche

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Binche–Chimay–Binche
Race details
DateEarly-October
RegionWallonia, Belgium
Local name(s)Binche–Chimay–Binche
Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day race
Web sitewww.binche-tournai-binche.eu
History
First edition1911 (1911)
Editions31 (as of 2018)
First winner Jean Van Ingelghem (BEL)
Most wins Omer Taverne (BEL)
 Jelle Nijdam (NED)
(2 wins)
Most recent Danny van Poppel (NED)

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 Jean Van Ingelghem (BEL)
1912 Belgium Félix Sellier (BEL)
1913
1921
No race
1922 Belgium Omer Taverne (BEL)
1923 Belgium Achille Vermandel (BEL)
1924 Belgium Hector Martin (BEL)
1925 Belgium Arthur Dewit (BEL)
1926 Belgium Omer Taverne (BEL)
1927 Belgium Jean Hans (BEL)
1928
1929
No race
1930 Belgium Alfons Kindt (BEL)
1931
1983
No race
1984 Belgium Benny Van Brabant (BEL) Tönissteiner-Lotto-Mavic-Pecotex
1985 Netherlands Adri Van Der Poel (NED) Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986 Belgium Ronny Van Holen (BEL) Joker–Emerxil–Merckx
1987 Belgium Willem Van Eynde (BEL) Joker–Merckx
1988 Belgium Nico Emonds (BEL) Superconfex–Yoko–Opel–Colnago
1989 France Dominique Gaigne (FRA) Histor-Sigma
1990 Netherlands Jelle Nijdam (NED) Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1991 Belgium Michel Dernies (BEL) Weinmann-EVS
1992 Belgium Jean-Marie Wampers (BEL) Collstrop-Garden Wood-Histor
1993 Belgium Patrick Van Roosbroeck (BEL) La William-Duvel
1994 Belgium Wilfried Nelissen (BEL) Novemail-Histor
1995 Netherlands Jelle Nijdam (NED) TVM–Polis Direct
1996 Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke (BEL) Mapei–GB
1997
2009
No race
2010 Italy Elia Viviani (ITA) Liquigas–Doimo
2011 Germany Rüdiger Selig (GER) Leopard Trek
2012 United Kingdom Adam Blythe (GBR) BMC Racing Team
2013 South Africa Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Argos–Shimano
2014 Czech Republic Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015 Netherlands Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin
2016 France Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ
2017 Belgium Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal
2018 Netherlands Danny van Poppel (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo

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