Volta Limburg Classic

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Volta Limburg Classic
Hel van het Mergelland logo.jpg
Race details
Date Early April
Region Limburg, Netherlands
Local name(s) Hel van het Mergelland (in Dutch)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type One-day race
Men's race
First edition 1973 (1973)
Editions 45 (as of 2018)
First winner  Jan Spijker (NED)
Most wins  Raymond Meijs (NED) (4 wins)
Most recent  Jan Tratnik (SLO)
Women's race
First edition 2017 (2017)
Editions 2 (as of 2018)
First winner  Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN)
Most wins no repeat winners
Most recent  Belle de Gast (NED)

Volta Limburg Classic is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in late March or early April in Limburg, Netherlands. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Prior to 2012, the race was known as Hel van het Mergelland.

Winners[edit]

Men's race[edit]

Rider Team
1973 Netherlands Jan Spijker (NED)
1974 Netherlands Toine van de Bunder (NED)
1975 Netherlands Wil van Helvoirt (NED)
1976 Netherlands Mathieu Dohmen (NED)
1977 Netherlands Toine van de Bunder (NED)
1978 Netherlands Toine van de Bunder (NED)
1979 Netherlands Herman Snoeyink (NED)
1980 Netherlands Pim Bosch (NED)
1981 Netherlands René Koppert (NED)
1982 Netherlands Peter Hofland (NED)
1983 Netherlands Jan Peels (NED)
1984 Netherlands Chris Koppert (NED)
1985 Netherlands Stephan Räkers (NED)
1986 Netherlands Marc van Orsouw (NED)
1987 Netherlands Tom Cordes (NED)
1988 Netherlands Gerrit Möhlmann (NED)
1989 Netherlands Willem-Jan van Loenhout (NED)
1990 Netherlands Raymond Meijs (NED)
1991 Netherlands Rob Compas (NED)
1992 Netherlands Martin van Steen (NED)
1993 Belgium Erwin Thijs (BEL) Collstrop-Assur Carpets
1994 Netherlands John van den Akker (NED) Collstrop-Willy Naessens
1995 Netherlands Max van Heeswijk (NED) Motorola
1996 Netherlands Lucien de Louw (NED) Foreldorado-Golff
1997 Netherlands Raymond Meijs (NED) Foreldorado-Golff
1998 Netherlands Raymond Meijs (NED) Gerolsteiner
1999 Netherlands Raymond Meijs (NED) Cologne
2000 Germany Bert Grabsch (GER) Cologne
2001 No race
2002 Australia Corey Sweet (AUS) BankGiroLoterij-Batavus
2003 Belgium Wim van Huffel (BEL) Vlaanderen T-Interim
2004 Denmark Allan Johansen (DEN) BankGiroLoterij
2005 Belgium Nico Sijmens (BEL) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2006 Ukraine Mikhaylo Khalilov (UKR) Team LPR
2007 Belgium Nico Sijmens (BEL) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner
2008 Germany Tony Martin (GER) Team High Road
2009 Italy Mauro Finetto (ITA) CSF Group-Navigare
2010 France Yann Huguet (FRA) Skil–Shimano
2011 Netherlands Pim Ligthart (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM
2012 Russia Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha
2013 Germany Rüdiger Selig (GER) Team Katusha
2014 Netherlands Moreno Hofland (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling
2015 Switzerland Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team
2016 Netherlands Floris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team
2017 Italy Marco Canola (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini
2018 Slovenia Jan Tratnik (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice

Women's race[edit]

Rider Team
2017 Canada Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN) Boels–Dolmans
2018 Netherlands Belle de Gast (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg

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