BinckBank Tour

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BinckBank Tour
Race details
DateAugust
RegionBenelux
English nameBinckBank Tour
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI World Tour
TypeStage-race
Race directorRob Discart
History
First edition2005 (2005)
Editions13 (as of 2017)
First winner Bobby Julich (USA)
Most wins Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
 Tim Wellens (BEL) (2 each)
Most recent Matej Mohorič (SVN)

The BinckBank Tour (previously known as the Eneco Tour until 2016) is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the online discount broker BinckBank. It is part of the UCI World Tour. The race was established in 2005 and was originally known as the Eneco Tour, named after the original sponsor. In 2017 the name changed to BinckBank Tour.

History[edit]

The Tour of the Netherlands began on 6 May 1948, but only became an annual event in 1975. From about 2000 it was known as the Eneco tour. The start of the UCI's ProTour in 2005 saw the faltering tour reorganised and reinvigorated. From 2017 onwards, the race will be known as the BinckBank Tour.

Organization[edit]

The BinckBank Tour continues the faltering Tour of the Netherlands, which UCI president Hein Verbruggen deemed necessary for marketing reasons.[1] The Dutch Tour organisation got a better sponsor (ENECO Energie). But because the race was not difficult enough, it could not be accepted into the new ProTour. At that point the organisation sought help from the organisation of the Tour of Belgium and the Tour de Luxembourg. They envisaged a Tour of the Benelux that would replace the three. This led to the Tour of Belgium as a co-organiser. The Tours of Belgium and Luxembourg however continued as such. The co-organisation or incorporation of the Tour de Luxembourg did not materialize, and since its inception the BinckBank Tour has not crossed Luxembourgian territory yet.

Jerseys[edit]

The colors of the jerseys for the leaders of a classification have changed several times over the years, mostly because of sponsor changes. The most recent change occurred in 2017 when the main classification jersey was changed to green as this was the main colour of the new main title sponsor, BinckBank.

Year(s) General Points Mountains Young Combativity
2005[2] A red jersey A blue jersey A white jersey A yellow jersey No classification
2006 A red jersey A white jersey No classification A yellow jersey No classification
2007 A red jersey A white jersey No jersey No classification No classification
2008 A white jersey A red jersey No jersey No classification No classification
2009 A white jersey A red jersey No classification No classification No classification
2010–2011 A white jersey A red jersey No classification A green jersey No classification
2012–2014 A white jersey A red jersey No classification No classification A black jersey
2015–2016 A white jersey A red jersey No classification No classification A green jersey
2017 A green jersey A blue jersey No classification No classification A black jersey
2018 A green jersey A red jersey No classification No classification A black jersey

Winners[edit]

General classification[edit]

The winners since 2005 have been:[3][4]

Points classification[edit]

The winners of the points classification were:[4]

Mountains classification[edit]

There have only been mountains classifications in 2005, 2007 and 2008. The winners were:[4]

Young rider classification[edit]

The young rider classification is open for cyclists under 25. The winners of the young rider classification were:[4]

Combativity classification[edit]

The winners of the combativity classification were:

Team classification[edit]

Most Stage Wins[edit]

Last updated after the 2017 BinckBank Tour:

Cyclist # Stages Stages
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) 7 2006: Stages 1 (Hoogeveen, Netherlands), 3 (Westmalle, Belgium) and 5 (Balen, Belgium)
2008: Stages 1 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 4 (Ardooie, Belgium)
2009: Stage 3 (Hasselt, Belgium)
2015: Stage 3 (Ardooie, Belgium)
 André Greipel (GER) 7 2008: Stage 2 (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
2010: Stages 2 (Ardooie, Belgium) and 6 (Heers, Belgium)
2011: Stages 1 (Sint Willebrord, Netherlands), 2 (Ardooie, Belgium)
2013: Stage 4 (Vlijmen, Netherlands)
2015: Stage 2 (Breda, Netherlands)
3  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 5 2008: Stage 6 (Brussels, Belgium)
2009: Stages 6 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 7 (Amersfoort, Netherlands) (ITT)
2011: Stage 6 (Sittard, Netherlands)
2016: Stage 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
4  Peter Sagan (SVK) 4 2016: Stages 3 (Ardooie, Belgium) and 4 (Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium)
2017: Stages 1 (Venray, Netherlands) and 3 (Ardooie, Belgium)
5  Tyler Farrar (USA) 3 2009: Stages 1 (Ardooie, Belgium), 2 (Brussels, Belgium) and 4 (Libramont, Belgium)
 Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) 3 2013: Stages 3 (Brouwersdam, Netherlands) and 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
2014: Stage 2 (Heusden, Netherlands)
 Tim Wellens (BEL) 3 2014: Stage 6 (Aywaille, Belgium)
2015: Stage 6 (Houffalize, Belgium)
2017: Stage 6 (Houffalize, Belgium)
8  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) 2 2005: Stage 5 (Verviers, Belgium)
2012: Stage 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) 2 2009: Prologue (Rotterdam, Netherlands) (ITT)
2013: Stage 5 (Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands) (ITT)
 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 2 2006: Stage 7 (Ans, Belgium)
2011: Stage 3 (Andenne, Belgium)
 Marcel Kittel (GER) 2 2012: Stages 1 (Middelburg, Netherlands) and 4 (Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands)
 Robbie McEwen (AUS) 2 2007: Stage 3 (Putte, Belgium)
2010: Stage 1 (Rhenen, Netherlands)
 Manuel Quinziato (ITA) 2 2006: Stage 3 (Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands)
2015: Stage 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
 Svein Tuft (CAN) 2 2010: Prologue (Steenwijk, Netherlands) (ITT)
2012: Stage 6 (Ardooie, Belgium) (ITT)
 Max van Heeswijk (NED) 2 2005: Stages 1 (Mierlo, Netherlands) and 5 (Hasselt, Belgium)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graat, John (August 3, 2005). Fantastische' Pro Tour zegen voor profronde. Trouw (Dutch newspaper), p. 13.
  2. ^ http://sport.be.msn.com/enecotour/2005/nl/klassement/
  3. ^ "Eneco-Tour du Benelux (Bel & Hol) - Cat. Pro-Tour" (in French). Memoire du Cyclisme. 2010-10-24. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  4. ^ a b c d "Benelux Tour". Cycling archives. Retrieved 2011-08-14.

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