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Dwars door West-Vlaanderen

Dwars door West-Vlaanderen
Race details
DateEarly March
RegionWest Flanders, Belgium
Local name(s)Dwars door West-Vlaanderen (in Dutch)
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
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First edition1945 (1945)
Editions72 (as of 2018)
First winner Marcel Kint (BEL)
Most wins Gustaaf De Smet (BEL)
 Patrick Sercu (BEL)
 Wilfried Peeters (BEL)
 Erik Dekker (NED)
 Niko Eeckhout (BEL)
(2 wins)
Most recent Rémi Cavagna (FRA)

Dwars door West-Vlaanderen is a road bicycle race through the Belgian province of West Flanders.[1]


The race was originally created unter the name Omloop der Vlaamse Ardennen (English: Tour of the Flemish Ardennes) in 1945 as a one-day race. It remained like that until 1999, when it became a two-day stage race and was renamed Guldensporentweedaagse. In 2003 it was extended to three days and became known as the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (English: Three Days of West Flanders), and held on to this format until 2016. It was also known as the Johan Museeuw Classic. From 2006 to 2016 the race was organized as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Since 2017 the race morphed into a one-day event again and was rebranded Dwars door West-Vlaanderen; initially as a 1.1 event of the UCI Europe Tour but with the aim of becoming a 1.HC event in the near future.[2]

However, due to a shortage of volunteers for a race of this size, the organizers decided to cancel the event in 2018.[3]


Year Country Rider Team
1945  Belgium Marcel Kint Mercier–Hutchinson
1946  Belgium Joseph Somers (cyclist) Rochet–Dunlop
1947  Belgium Michel Remue Alcyon–Dunlop
1948  Belgium Raymond Impanis Alcyon–Dunlop
1949  Belgium Norbert Callens Mercier–Hutchinson
1950  Belgium Arseen Ryckaert De Walsche Sport
1951  Belgium Valeer Ollivier Bertin
1952  Belgium Kwik Van Kerckhove Mercier–Hutchinson
1953  Belgium Marcel Dierckens Dossche Sport
1954  Belgium Maurice Blomme Bertin–d'Alessandro
1955  Belgium René Mertens Groene Leeuw
1956  Belgium Frans Van Looveren Carpano–Coppi
1957  Belgium Noël Foré Groene Leeuw
1958  Belgium Cyriel Vanbossel Carpano
1959  Belgium Daniël Denys Groene Leeuw
1960  Belgium Florent Vanpollaert Pelforth 43–Carlier
1961  Belgium Gabriël Borra Alcyon
1962  Belgium Staf Vanvaerenbergh Liberia–Grammont–Wolber
1963  Belgium Gustaaf De Smet Groene Leeuw
1964  Belgium Lucien Gaelens Labo–Dr. Mann
1965  Belgium Bernard Van De Kerckhove Solo–Superia
1966  Belgium Noël Vanclooster Mann–Grundig
1967  Belgium Gustaaf De Smet Groene Leeuw
1968  Belgium Willy Vanneste Mann–Grundig
1969  Belgium Eric De Vlaeminck Flandria–De Clerck–Krüger
1970 No race
1971  Belgium Eric Leman Flandria–Mars
1972  Netherlands Tino Tabak Goudsmit–Hoff
1973  Belgium Frans Verbeeck Watney–Maes
1974  Belgium Patrick Sercu Brooklyn
1975  Belgium Patrick Sercu Brooklyn
1976  Belgium Chris De Buysschere Carlos
1977  Belgium Herman Beyssens Flandria–Velda–Latina Assicurazioni
1978  Belgium Leo Van Thielen Safir–Beyers–Ludo
1979  Netherlands Piet Van Katwijk TI–Raleigh
1980  Belgium Johan Wellens Eurobouw
1981  Belgium Ferdi Vandenhaute La Redoute–Motobécane
1982  Belgium Dirk Heirweg Maufroy–Moser
1983  Belgium Ludo Peeters TI–Raleigh
1984  Belgium William Tackaert Fangio–Ecoturbo
1985  Netherlands Hans Daams Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986  Belgium Jos Lieckens Lotto–Emerxil–Merckx
1987  Belgium Franky Van Oyen Sigma
1988  Netherlands Michel Cornelisse Superconfex–Yoko
1989  Belgium Luc Colijn Humo–TW Rock
1990  Belgium Dirk Demol Lotto–Superclub
1991  Belgium Hendrik Redant Lotto
1992  Netherlands Nico Verhoeven PDM–Concorde
1993  Belgium Niko Eeckhout Collstrop–Assur Carpets
1994  Denmark Bo Hamburger TVM–Bison kit
1995  Belgium Johan Museeuw Mapei–GB–Latexco
1996  Belgium Wilfried Peeters Mapei–GB
1997  Netherlands Leon Van Bon Rabobank
1998  Denmark Jesper Skibby home–Jack & Jones
1999  Belgium Wilfried Peeters Mapei–Quick-Step
2000  Netherlands Servais Knaven Lotto–Adecco
2001  Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank
2002  Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank
2003  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu AG2R Prévoyance
2004  Germany Robert Bartko Rabobank
2005 No race
2006  Belgium Niko Eeckhout Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2007  France Jimmy Casper
2008  Netherlands Bobbie Traksel P3 Transfer–Batavus
2009  Netherlands Johnny Hoogerland Vacansoleil
2010  Belgium Jens Keukeleire Cofidis
2011  New Zealand Jesse Sergent Team RadioShack
2012  Belgium Julien Vermote Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013  Belgium Kristof Vandewalle Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014  Estonia Gert Jõeäär Cofidis
2015  Belgium Yves Lampaert Etixx–Quick-Step
2016  Belgium Sean De Bie Lotto–Soudal
2017  Netherlands Jos van Emden LottoNL–Jumbo
2018  France Rémi Cavagna Quick-Step Floors


  1. ^ "Dwars West-Vlaanderen". 2023.
  2. ^ "Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen wordt eendagskoers". Archived from the original on 2018-04-10. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Dwars door West-Vlaanderen houdt er mee op". (in Dutch). 24 May 2018.
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