Grand Prix Eddy Merckx

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Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
Race details
DateLate-August
RegionBrussels, Belgium
English nameGrand Prix Eddy Merckx
Local name(s)Grand Prix Eddy Merckx (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
TypeIndividual Time Trial
Team Time Trial
History
First edition1980 (1980)
Editions25
Final edition2004
First winnerNorway Knut Knudsen
Most winsNorway Knut Knudsen
Belgium Eric Vanderaerden
United Kingdom Chris Boardman
Spain Abraham Olano
Belgium Marc Wauters
Netherlands Erik Dekker
(2 wins)
Final winnerNetherlands Thomas Dekker
Netherlands Koen de Kort

Grand Prix Eddy Merckx was a cycle race around Brussels, where Eddy Merckx was born. It was held between 1980 and 2004, disappearing after the creation of the UCI ProTour in 2005. The race was initially an individual time trial, becoming a Team time trial of two riders in 1998. It usually had a duration of 60-70 km, with the 2003 being the shortest at 26 km because of a nearby fire.

Winners[edit]

Year Country Rider Team
1980  Norway Knut Knudsen
1981  Norway Knut Knudsen
1982  Belgium Daniel Willems
1983  Belgium Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke
1984  Belgium Claude Criquielion
1985  Belgium Eric Vanderaerden
1986  France Charly Mottet
1987  Belgium Eric Vanderaerden
1988  Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck
1989  Great Britain Sean Yates
1990  Netherlands Frans Maassen
1991  Netherlands Erik Breukink
1992  Netherlands Jelle Nijdam
1993  Great Britain Chris Boardman
1994   Switzerland Tony Rominger
1995  Belgium Johan Museeuw
1996  Great Britain Chris Boardman
1997  Spain Abraham Olano
1998  Spain Abraham Olano (victory shared with José Vicente García)
1998  Spain José Vicente García (victory shared with Abraham Olano)
1999  Belgium Marc Wauters (victory shared with Erik Dekker)
1999  Netherlands Erik Dekker (victory shared with Marc Wauters)
2000  United States Lance Armstrong
2000  Russia Viatcheslav Ekimov
2001  Belgium Marc Wauters (victory shared with Erik Dekker)
2001  Netherlands Erik Dekker (victory shared with Marc Wauters)
2002  Hungary László Bodrogi (victory shared with Fabian Cancellara)
2002   Switzerland Fabian Cancellara (victory shared with László Bodrogi)
2003  Germany Michael Rich (victory shared with Uwe Peschel)
2003  Germany Uwe Peschel (victory shared with Michael Rich)
2004  Netherlands Thomas Dekker (victory shared with Koen de Kort)
2004  Netherlands Koen de Kort (victory shared with Thomas Dekker)

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