Dwars door Drenthe

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Dwars door Drenthe
Race details
Date March
Region Drenthe, Netherlands
English name Across Drenthe
Local name(s) Dwars door Drenthe
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single day race
History
First edition 2010 (2010)
Editions 5
Final edition 2015 (2015)
First winner  Enrico Rossi (ITA)
Most wins No repeat winners
Final winner  Manuel Belletti (ITA)

Dwars door Drenthe (English: Across Drenthe) was an elite men's road bicycle racing event held annually in the Drenthe, Netherlands, and sanctioned by the Royal Dutch Cycling Union. It took place between 2010 and 2015.

From 2010, the men's event was UCI 1.1 rated and was part of the UCI Europe Tour. In 2011, the race was held as part of an expanded 2.1 rated Ronde van Drenthe, in which Dwars door Drenthe was held the day before the Ronde itself.[1] The two races reverted to a stand-alone format for the 2012 edition.[2] After the race was cancelled in 2013 due to snow, the race continued for two more years. The 2015 edition was won by Manuel Belletti (Southeast Pro Cycling); this turned out to be the final edition as the race's cancellation was announced the following September.[3]

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
2010 Italy Enrico Rossi (ITA) Ceramica Flaminia
2011 Netherlands Kenny Van Hummel (NED) Skil–Shimano
2012 Netherlands Theo Bos (NED) Rabobank
2013 No race due to snow
2014 Italy Simone Ponzi (ITA) Neri Sottoli
2015 Italy Manuel Belletti (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ronde van Drenthe 2011" [Tour of Drenthe 2011]. Informatie Drenthe (in Dutch). Grasgroen Media. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Drie WorldTour-teams in Ronde van Drenthe" [Three teams in the World Tour in Ronde van Drenthe]. Wielerland.nl (in Dutch). Wielersport. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ "News shorts: Chavanel interested in hour record, Giant hoping to tie down Dumoulin". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.

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