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Bredene Koksijde Classic

The Bredene Koksijde Classic
Race details
DateLate March
RegionFlanders, Belgium
English nameThe Bredene Koksijde Classic
Local name(s)The Bredene Koksijde Classic (in Dutch)
CompetitionUCI ProSeries
TypePart of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (2002–2010)
One-day race (since 2011)
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First edition2002 (2002)
Editions21 (as of 2024)
First winner Johan Museeuw (BEL)
Most wins Pascal Ackermann (GER) (2 wins)
Most recent Luca Mozzato (ITA)

The Bredene Koksijde Classic, previously Handzame Classic, is a European single day cycle race held in the Belgian region of Flanders, starting in Bredene and finishing in Koksijde.[1]


Having been a part of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen from 2002 to 2010, race organisers decided to run the race as a single-day race from 2011 and organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour, raised to 1.HC status from 2018.[2] The race was previously known as Handzame Classic, but was renamed following a decision from the organisers to move the finish from Handzame to Koksijde.[3] The first edition under the new name was held in 2019.[4]


2015 Handzame Classic: Antoine Demoitié (2), Gianni Meersman (1) & Tiesj Benoot (3).
Year Country Rider Team
2002  Belgium Johan Museeuw Domo–Farm Frites
2003  France Jimmy Casper
2004  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu AG2R Prévoyance
2005 No race
2006  Australia Robbie McEwen Davitamon–Lotto
2007  Netherlands Hans Dekkers Agritubel
2008  Belarus Yauheni Hutarovich Française des Jeux
2009  Italy Danilo Napolitano Team Katusha
2010  Germany Robert Wagner Skil–Shimano
2011  Belgium Steve Schets Donckers Koffie-Jelly Belly
2012  Italy Francesco Chicchi Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013  Belgium Kenny Dehaes Lotto–Belisol
2014  Slovenia Luka Mezgec Giant–Shimano
2015  Belgium Gianni Meersman Etixx–Quick-Step
2016  Slovakia Erik Baška Tinkoff
2017  Norway Kristoffer Halvorsen Joker Icopal
2018  Colombia Álvaro José Hodeg Quick-Step Floors
2019  Germany Pascal Ackermann Bora–Hansgrohe
2020 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021  Belgium Tim Merlier Alpecin–Fenix
2022  Germany Pascal Ackermann UAE Team Emirates
2023  Belgium Gerben Thijssen Intermarché–Circus–Wanty
2024  Italy Luca Mozzato Arkéa–Samsic

Wins per country

Wins Country
6  Belgium
3  Germany
1  Australia


  1. ^ "Bredene Koksijde Classic". 4 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Bredene Koksijde Classic (Bel) - Cat.1.ProS". (in French). Retrieved 5 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Bredene Koksijde Classic(1.Pro)". ProcyclingStats. 5 October 2023.
  4. ^ "Handzame Classic komt aan in Koksijde". Retrieved 20 March 2019.

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