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Belgian Road Cycling Cup

Belgian Road Cycling Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2023 Belgian Road Cycling Cup
SportRoad bicycle racing
Founded2016
CountryBelgium & Netherlands
Most recent
champion(s)
 Caleb Ewan (AUS)
Most titlesTimothy Dupont (2 wins)

The Belgian Road Cycling Cup (also known as Lotto Cycling Cup after its sponsor) is a road bicycle racing competition established in 2016 and consists of a number of standalone one-day races, mostly in Belgium but since 2022 some are held as well in the Netherlands. In each race, the top 15 riders score points and the rider scoring the most points in total is crowned the Belgian Cycling Cup champion. A separate classification was kept for the best youngster and best team, but these have been cancelled since 2017 and 2018 respectively.

The lead sponsor changed regularly throughout the years, causing the official name to change often as well: from 2016 to 2018 it was known as the Napoleon Games Cycling Cup, from 2019 to 2021 as the Bingoal Cycling Cup, in 2022 as the Exterioo Cycling Cup, and since 2023 as the Lotto Cycling Cup.

Points distribution

For the individual rankings, points are awarded to all eligible riders each race according to the following table:

Points distribution
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Additionally, during each race there are three intermediate sprints for which the top three riders receive three, two and one point respectively.

Until 2018, the positions of the first three riders of each team were added together to give the team position with only riders finishing in the top 50 taken into account. The team with the lowest team position was the winner of the team competition for that race. E.g.: a team having their first three riders all on the podium will have a team position score of 1+2+3=6 and since no other team will have a lower team position, this team won 12 points for the team standings. Note that first all teams with three (or more) riders finishing in the top 50 were ranked, then the teams with only two riders, then teams with only one rider. Finally, each race the team of the winning rider received two bonus points.

Team points distribution
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 12 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Winners

Year Individual Champion Young Rider Champion Teams' Champion
Winner Team Winner Team
2016  Timothy Dupont (BEL) Verandas Willems  Fernando Gaviria (COL) Etixx–Quick-Step Lotto–Soudal
2017  Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal Not awarded LottoNL–Jumbo
2018  Timothy Dupont (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert Not awarded
2019  Baptiste Planckaert (BEL) Wallonie Bruxelles Not awarded
2020 Not awarded[a]
2021  Tim Merlier (BEL) Alpecin–Fenix Not awarded
2022  Arnaud De Lie (BEL) Lotto–Soudal Not awarded
2023  Caleb Ewan (AUS) Lotto–Dstny Not awarded

Statistics

As of 10 June 2023, after Dwars door het Hageland

Most event wins (individual)

Rank Cyclist # Events Events
1  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) 5 Heistse Pijl (2016), Tour de l'Eurométropole (2016), Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (2018), Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic (2022 & 2023)
2  Dries De Bondt (BEL) 4 Halle–Ingooigem (2016 & 2019) & Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen (2019), Antwerp Port Epic (2023)
3  Fabio Jakobsen (NED) 3 Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré (2020), Elfstedenronde (2022) & Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (2022)
 Niki Terpstra (NED) 3 Le Samyn (2016 & 2018) & Dwars door het Hageland (2016)
5  Jasper De Buyst (BEL) 2 Heistse Pijl (2017) & Binche–Chimay–Binche (2017)
 Arnaud Démare (FRA) 2 Binche–Chimay–Binche (2016) & Halle–Ingooigem (2017)
 Timothy Dupont (BEL) 2 Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (2016) & Grote Prijs Jef Scherens (2017)
 Tim Merlier (BEL) 2 Le Samyn (2021) & Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré (2021)
 Rasmus Tiller (NOR) 2 Dwars door het Hageland (2021 & 2023)
 Mathieu van der Poel (NED) 2 Dwars door het Hageland (2017) & Antwerp Port Epic (2021)
 Danny van Poppel (NED) 2 Halle–Ingooigem (2018) & Binche–Chimay–Binche (2018)
11 35 riders 1

Most event wins (nation)

Rank Country # Events Most recent winner Most recent event Different winners
1  Belgium 23 Dries De Bondt 2023 Antwerp Port Epic 17
2  Netherlands 17 Dylan Groenewegen 2023 Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic 7
3  France 7 Christophe Laporte 2021 Circuit de Wallonie 6
4  Italy 4 Andrea Pasqualon 2022 Circuit de Wallonie 4
 Norway 4 Rasmus Tiller 2023 Dwars door het Hageland 3
6  Colombia 2 Álvaro Hodeg 2021 Grote Prijs Marcel Kint 2
 Latvia 2 Krists Neilands 2018 Dwars door het Hageland 2
8  Australia 1 Caleb Ewan 2023 Grote Prijs Marcel Kint 1
 Denmark 1 Mads Pedersen 2018 Tour de l'Eurométropole 1
 Germany 1 Jannik Steimle 2019 Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen 1
 Great Britain 1 Daniel McLay 2017 Tour de l'Eurométropole 1
 Slovakia 1 Erik Baška 2016 Handzame Classic 1

Most event wins (team)

Defunct teams in italics

Rank Team # Events Most recent winner Most recent event
1 Alpecin–Deceuninck[b] 10  Dries De Bondt (BEL) 2023 Antwerp Port Epic
Soudal–Quick-Step[c] 10  Fabio Jakobsen (NED) 2022 Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
3 Lotto–Dstny[d] 7  Caleb Ewan (AUS) 2023 Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
4 Intermarché–Circus–Wanty[e] 6  Gerben Thijssen (BEL) 2023 Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré
Team Jumbo–Visma[f] 6  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) 2018 Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
6 Cofidis 4  Christophe Laporte (FRA) 2021 Circuit de Wallonie
7 Team TotalEnergies[g] 3  Dries Van Gestel (BEL) 2022 Ronde van Drenthe
Vérandas Willems–Crelan[h] 3  Timothy Dupont (BEL) 2017 Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
9 Groupama–FDJ[i] 2  Arnaud Démare (FRA) 2017 Halle–Ingooigem
Team Jayco–AlUla[j] 2  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) 2023 Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic
Trek–Segafredo 2  Mads Pedersen (DEN) 2018 Tour de l'Eurométropole
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 2  Rasmus Tiller (NOR) 2023 Dwars door het Hageland
13 Arkéa–Samsic[k] 1  Daniel McLay (GBR) 2017 Tour de l'Eurométropole
B&B Hotels–KTM[l] 1  Bryan Coquard (FRA) 2019 Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
Bora–Hansgrohe 1  Jordi Meeus (BEL) 2023 Circuit de Wallonie
Israel–Premier Tech[m] 1  Krists Neilands (LAT) 2018 Dwars door het Hageland
Joker Fuel of Norway[n] 1  Kristoffer Halvorsen (NOR) 2017 Handzame Classic
ONE Pro Cycling 1  Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) 2018 Heistse Pijl
Tinkoff 1  Erik Baška (SVK) 2016 Handzame Classic
UAE Team Emirates 1  Matteo Trentin (ITA) 2022 Le Samyn

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several scheduled races were cancelled, reducing the list of remaining events to just two. The organisation decided not to determine an overall winner and kept the two remaining races as entirely separate events.
  2. ^ Includes 1 win as Beobank–Corendon, 2 as Corendon–Circus and 6 as Alpecin–Fenix.
  3. ^ Two wins as Etixx–Quick-Step, 3 as Quick-Step Floors, 3 as Deceuninck–Quick-Step and 2 as Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team.
  4. ^ Includes 5 wins as Lotto–Soudal.
  5. ^ Includes 3 wins under the name Wanty–Groupe Gobert and 2 as Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux.
  6. ^ All 6 wins under the name LottoNL–Jumbo.
  7. ^ Includes 1 win as Total Direct Énergie.
  8. ^ Includes 2 wins as Verandas Willems.
  9. ^ Both wins as FDJ.
  10. ^ Includes one win as Team BikeExchange–Jayco.
  11. ^ Won as Fortuneo–Oscaro.
  12. ^ Won as Vital Concept–B&B Hotels.
  13. ^ Won as Israel Cycling Academy.
  14. ^ Won as Joker Icopal.
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