Tour de l'Eurométropole

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Eurométropole
Race details
DateEarly October
RegionBelgium
France
Local name(s)Circuit Franco-Belge (in French)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Prior to 2016: Stage-race
Web sitewww.circuitfrancobelge.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1924 (1924)
Editions78 (as of 2018)
First winner Julien Perrain (FRA)
Most wins Julien Vervaecke (BEL)
 Alfons Ghesquiere (BEL)
 Cyriel Van Overberghe (BEL)
 Georges Dequesne (BEL)
 Benno Wiss (SUI)
 Robbie McEwen (AUS)
(2 wins)
Most recent Piet Allegaert (BEL)

The Eurométropole is a single day cycling race held annually in Belgium and France. The race was previously known as the Circuit Franco-Belge until 2010, as the Tour de Wallonie-Picarde in 2011 and as the Tour de l'Eurométropole from 2012 to 2015. From 2005 to 2015 the Tour de l'Eurométropole was a 2.1-ranked stage race of the UCI Europe Tour.

Since 2016, the event has transformed from a stage race to a single day 1.1 race and was included in the inaugural Belgian Road Cycling Cup. The race starts in Poperinge, West Flanders, and finishes in Tournai, Hainaut, and is now only run on Belgian soil.

Winners[edit]

2014 : Theo Bos (3), Arnaud Démare (1) & Jens Debusschere (2).
Year Country Rider Team
1924  France Julien Perrain
1925  Belgium Julien Vervaecke
1926  Belgium Julien Vervaecke
1927  France Maurice Denamur
1928  Belgium Alfons Ghesquiere
1929  Belgium Alfons Ghesquiere
1930  France Henri Deudon
1931  Belgium Maurice Van Hee
1932  Belgium Gustave Beckaert
1933  France Raymond Debruycker
1934  Belgium Cyriel Van Overberghe
1935  Belgium Cyriel Van Overberghe
1936  France Maurice Deschamps
1937  Belgium Louis Van Daele
1938  Belgium Hector Lanssens
1939  Belgium Michel Hermie
1940-
1954
No race
1955  Belgium Herman Decan
1956  Belgium Georges Dequesne
1957  Poland Edouard Klabinski
1958  Belgium François De Wagheneire
1959  Belgium Georges Dequesne
1960  Belgium Willy Bocklandt
1961  Belgium Laurent Christiaens
1962  Belgium Roland Aper
1963  Belgium Jan Nolmans
1964  France Robert Duponchel
1965  France Daniel Deprez
1966  France René Chtiej
1967  France Bern Delaurier
1968  Belgium Andre Dierickx
1969  Belgium Willy Van Mechelen
1970  Belgium Ronny Vanmarcke (victory shared with Ronny De Bisschop)
1970  Belgium Ronny De Bisschop (victory shared with Ronny Vanmarcke)
1971  Belgium Louis Dierckx
1972  Belgium Willy Govaerts
1973  Belgium Theo Dockx
1974  Belgium Serge Vandaele
1975  Great Britain David Wells
1976  Belgium Gery Verlinden
1977  Belgium Johan Huyghe
1978  Belgium Jaen-Pierre Vrancken
1979  Belgium Jan Bogaert
1980  Belgium Rudy Delehouzee
1981  Belgium Jozef Lieckens
1982  Belgium Rudy Dhaenens
1983   Switzerland Benno Wiss
1984   Switzerland Benno Wiss
1985   Switzerland Guido Winterberg
1986   Switzerland Othmar Häfliger
1987  Belgium Luc Govaerts
1988  Belgium Nico Roose
1989  Soviet Union Viatcheslav Ekimov
1990  Germany Uwe Preissler
1991  Great Britain John Hughes
1992  Belgium Erwin Thijs
1993  Germany Sven Teutenberg
1994  Latvia Dainis Ozols
1995  Latvia Romāns Vainšteins
1996  Netherlands Koos Moerenhout Rabobank
1997  Belgium Mario Aerts Vlaanderen 2002–Eddy Merckx
1998  Denmark Frank Høj Palmans Ideal
1999  Denmark Tayeb Braikia Acceptcard Pro Cycling
2000  Italy Daniele Nardello Mapei–Quick-Step
2001  Belgium Chris Peers Cofidis
2002  Australia Robbie McEwen Lotto–Adecco
2003  Netherlands Gerben Löwik BankGiroLoterij
2004  France Jimmy Casper Cofidis
2005  Italy Marco Zanotti Liquigas–Bianchi
2006  Belgium Kevin van Impe Quick-Step–Innergetic
2007  Belgium Gert Steegmans Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008  Spain Juan Antonio Flecha Rabobank
2009  United States Tyler Farrar Garmin–Slipstream
2010  Great Britain Adam Blythe Omega Pharma–Lotto
2011  Australia Robbie McEwen Team RadioShack
2012  Belgium Jürgen Roelandts Lotto–Belisol
2013  Belgium Jens Debusschere Lotto–Belisol
2014  France Arnaud Démare FDJ.fr
2015  France Alexis Gougeard AG2R La Mondiale
2016  Netherlands Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL–Jumbo
2017  Great Britain Daniel McLay Fortuneo–Oscaro
2018  Denmark Mads Pedersen Trek–Segafredo
2019  Belgium Piet Allegaert Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise

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