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Brabantse Pijl

Brabantse Pijl
Race details
RegionFlemish Brabant & Walloon Brabant, Belgium
English nameBrabant Arrow
Local name(s)Brabantse Pijl (in Dutch)
La Flèche Brabançonne (in French)
CompetitionUCI ProSeries
OrganiserWSC Rode Sportief Beersel
Race directorPascal Demol
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First edition1961 (1961)
Editions64 (as of 2024)
First winner Pino Cerami (BEL)
Most wins Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent Benoît Cosnefroy (FRA)
Finish in Overijse, 2015

The Brabantse Pijl (English: Brabant Arrow, French: Flèche Brabançonne or Flèche Branconne) is a Flanders Classics road bicycle race held annually in Flemish Brabant and in Walloon Brabant, Belgium. The race was organised as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour from 2005 to 2009, a 1.HC event from 2010 to 2019, and since 2020 has been part of the UCI ProSeries.[1]

Zaventem used to be the city of start; in 2008 however, Leuven became the place of start. Until 2009, the finish was located in Alsemberg and, in 2010, it moved to Overijse. Also in 2010, the fixed date of the Brabantse Pijl shifted from the Sunday before the Tour of Flanders to the Wednesday before the Amstel Gold Race.

In 2011, the race was upgraded to a 1.HC event. Edwig Van Hooydonck holds the record for most wins in the race with four between 1987 and 1995.


Year Country Rider Team
1961  Belgium Pino Cerami Peugeot–BP–Dunlop
1962  Belgium Ludo Janssens Solo–Van Steenbergen
1963  Belgium Joseph Wouters Solo-Terrot
1964  Italy Arnaldo Pambianco Salvarani
1965  Belgium Willy Bocklant Flandria–Romeo
1966  Netherlands Jan Janssen Pelforth–Sauvage–Lejeune
1967  Belgium Roger Rosiers Mann–Grundig
1968  Belgium Victor Van Schil Faema
1969  Belgium Willy In't Ven Mann–Grundig
1970  Belgium Herman Van Springel Mann–Grundig
1971  Belgium Joseph Spruyt Molteni
1972  Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1973  Belgium Johan De Muynck Flandria–Carpenter–Shimano
1974  Belgium Herman Van Springel MIC–Ludo–De Gribaldy
1975  Belgium Willem Peeters Maes–Watney
1976  Belgium Freddy Maertens Flandria–Velda–West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf
1977  Belgium Frans Verbeeck IJsboerke–Colnago
1978  Belgium Marcel Laurens C & A
1979  Belgium Daniel Willems IJsboerke–Warncke
1980  Belgium Michel Pollentier Splendor–Admiral
1981  Belgium Roger De Vlaeminck DAF Trucks
1982  Belgium Claude Criquielion Wickes–Splendor
1983  Belgium Eddy Planckaert Splendor–Euroshop
1984  Belgium Ronny Van Holen Safir–Van de Ven
1985  Netherlands Adri van der Poel Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986  Netherlands Johan van der Velde Panasonic–Merckx–Agu
1987  Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Superconfex–Kwantum–Yoko–Colnago
1988  Belgium Johan Capiot TVM-Van Schilt
1989  Belgium Johan Capiot TVM-Ragno
1990  Netherlands Frans Maassen Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1991  Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1992  Belgium Johan Capiot TVM–Sanyo
1993  Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck WordPerfect–Colnago–Decca
1994  Italy Michele Bartoli Mercatone Uno–Medeghini
1995  Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Novell–Decca–Colnago
1996  Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–GB
1997  Italy Gianluca Pianegonda Mapei–GB
1998  Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–Bricobi
1999  Italy Michele Bartoli Mapei–Quick-Step
2000  Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–Quick-Step
2001  Netherlands Michael Boogerd Rabobank
2002  Belgium Fabien De Waele Mapei–Quick-Step
2003  Netherlands Michael Boogerd Rabobank
2004  Italy Luca Paolini Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005  Spain Óscar Freire Rabobank
2006  Spain Óscar Freire Rabobank
2007  Spain Óscar Freire Rabobank
2008  France Sylvain Chavanel Cofidis
2009  France Anthony Geslin Française des Jeux
2010  Belgium Sébastien Rosseler Team RadioShack
2011  Belgium Philippe Gilbert Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012  France Thomas Voeckler Team Europcar
2013  Slovakia Peter Sagan Cannondale
2014  Belgium Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team
2015  Belgium Ben Hermans BMC Racing Team
2016  Czech Republic Petr Vakoč Etixx–Quick-Step
2017  Italy Sonny Colbrelli Bahrain–Merida
2018  Belgium Tim Wellens Lotto–Soudal
2019  Netherlands Mathieu van der Poel Corendon–Circus
2020  France Julian Alaphilippe Deceuninck–Quick-Step
2021  Great Britain Tom Pidcock Ineos Grenadiers
2022  United States Magnus Sheffield Ineos Grenadiers
2023  France Dorian Godon AG2R Citroën Team
2024  France Benoît Cosnefroy Decathlon–AG2R La Mondiale

Multiple winners

Active riders are in italics

Wins Rider Nationality Editions
4 Edwig Van Hooydonck  Belgium 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995
3 Johan Capiot  Belgium 1988, 1989, 1992
Óscar Freire  Spain 2005, 2006, 2007
Johan Museeuw  Belgium 1996, 1998, 2000
2 Michele Bartoli  Italy 1994, 1999
Michael Boogerd  Netherlands 2001, 2003
Philippe Gilbert  Belgium 2011, 2014
Herman Van Springel  Belgium 1970, 1974

Wins per country

Wins Country
38  Belgium
7  Netherlands
6  France
3  Spain
1  Czech Republic
 Great Britain
 United States


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