Lotto Cross Cup

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The Lotto Cross Cup is an annual series of international cross country running competitions in Belgium. The inaugural season was in 1982–1983. The series comprises Belgium's foremost cross country competitions, including the IAAF permit meeting in Brussels (Lotto Cross Cup Brussels) and the European Athletics sanctioned meeting in Roeselare (Lotto Cross Cup van West-Vlaanderen) – Belgium's only world and European level meetings.[1][2]

The series previously featured six meetings (legs),[3] but this expanded after 2003 and by 2009 the series had eight competitions in its schedule. The series typically begins in October and concludes in March.[4] Throughout the series, athletes can earn points based on their performance, ranging from 25 points for first place and one point for fifteenth place. These points are then combined at the end of the series and the male and female athletes with the greatest totals are declared the winners.[5]

In addition to the main men's and women's senior races, there are junior, masters and student competitions, as well as an under-23s competition sponsored by EuroMillions. There are also short-course cross country competitions, which are worth half the prize money of the longer races.[5]

The series attracts mainly Belgian athletes, although British athlete Roger Hackney won the men's series in the 1988–89 edition. Furthermore, the meetings in Brussels, Roeselare and Hannut often attract many high-calibre international athletes.[6][7][8]

Competitions[edit]

Lotto Cross Cup 2009–10 calendar[9]
Leg Date Meeting Location City Status
1st 25 October Lotto Cross Cup Gent Blaarmeersen Ghent
2nd 7 November Lotto Cross Cup Mol Provinciaal Domein Zilvermeer Mol
3rd 29 November Lotto Cross Cup van West-Vlaanderen Schiervelde Stadion Roeselare EAA meeting
4th 20 December Lotto Cross Cup Brussels Park van Laken Brussels IAAF permit meeting
5th 3 January Lotto Cross Cup Hulshout Sportcentrum Sportiva Hulshout
6th 14 February Lotto Cross Cup Hannut Stade Lucien Gustin Hannut
7th 27 February Lotto Cross Cup Dour Site de la Machine à Feu Dour
8th 14 March Lotto Cross Cup Ostend De Schorre (Quartier Stene) Ostend Lotto Cross Cup Final/
Belgian Cross Country Championships
Past meetings
Meeting Location City Years
Lotto Cross Cup Wachtebeke Provinciaal Domein Puyenbroeck Wachtebeke 2005, 2006

Past series winners[edit]

Season Men's winner Women's winner Short race winner U-23 winner
1982–83 Belgium Leon Schots
1983–84 Belgium Vincent Rousseau Belgium Francine Peeters
1984–85 Belgium Vincent Rousseau Belgium Betty van Steenbroek
1985–86 Belgium Vincent Rousseau Belgium Betty van Steenbroek
1986–87 Belgium Vincent Rousseau Belgium Ingrid Delagrange
1987–88 Belgium Vincent Rousseau Belgium Véronique Collard
1988–89 United Kingdom Roger Hackney Belgium Véronique Collard
1989–90 Belgium Ruddy Walem Belgium Ingrid Delagrange
1990–91 Belgium Vincent Rousseau Belgium Véronique Collard
1991–92 Belgium Vincent Rousseau Belgium Lieve Slegers
1992–93 Belgium Vincent Rousseau Belgium Ingrid Delagrange
1993–94 Belgium William Van Dijck Belgium Ingrid Delagrange
1994–95 Belgium Ruddy Walem Belgium Lieve Slegers
1995–96 Belgium William Van Dijck Lithuania Stefanija Statkuviené
1996–97 Belgium Mohammed Mourhit Belgium Marleen Renders
1997–98 Belgium Mohammed Mourhit Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere
1998–99 Belgium Ruddy Walem Belgium Anja Smolders
1999–2000 Belgium Tom Compernolle Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere
2000–01 Belgium Tom van Hooste Belgium Anja Smolders
2001–02 Belgium Tom van Hooste Belgium Anja Smolders Belgium Tim Clerbout
2002–03 Belgium Tom van Hooste Belgium Fatiha Baouf Belgium Ridouane Es-Saadi
2003–04 Belgium Tom van Hooste Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium Ridouane Es-Saadi
2004–05 Belgium Tom van Hooste Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium Tim Clerbout Belgium Pieter Desmet
2005–06 Belgium Tom van Hooste Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium Dries Busselot Belgium Kristof Mouton
2006–07 Belgium Pieter Desmet Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium Dries Busselot Belgium Michael Brandenbourg
2007–08 Belgium Pieter Desmet Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium Kim Ruell Belgium Sanne Torfs
2008–09 Belgium Pieter Desmet Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium Kim Ruell Belgium Atelaw Yeshetela
2009–10 Belgium Pieter Desmet Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere
2010–11 Belgium Jeroen D'Hoedt Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere
2011–12 Belgium Atelaw Yeshetela Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere
2012–13 Belgium Koen Naert Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere
2013–14 Belgium Jeroen D'Hoedt Belgium Veerle Dejaeghere
2014–15 Belgium Isaac Kimeli Belgium Louise Carton
2015–16 Belgium Isaac Kimeli Belgium Louise Carton
2016–17 Belgium Isaac Kimeli Belgium Louise Carton Belgium Ismael Debjani Belgium Dieter Kersten

References[edit]

General
  • Palmares (French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
Specific
  1. ^ European Athletics Cross Country Permit Races 2009/10. European Athletics (2010). Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  2. ^ IAAF Cross Country Permit Meeting. IAAF (2010). Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  3. ^ Lotto Cross Cup. Sport.be (2003). Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  4. ^ Lotto Cross Cup 2009. Sport.be. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  5. ^ a b Règlement 2009/10 (French). Sport.be. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  6. ^ Hendrix, Ivo (2007-12-27). Lornah Kiplagat top of the bill in Brussels Lotto Iris Cross Cup. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  7. ^ Hendrix, Ivo (2009-12-30). Kiprotich and Felix the winners in Roeselare XC. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  8. ^ Hannut Cross. ARRS (2009-11-28). Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  9. ^ Lotto Cross Cup Joggings. Sport.be. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.

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