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Grote Prijs Jef Scherens

Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
Race details
DateEarly September
RegionLeuven, Belgium
English nameGrand Prix Jef Scherens
Local name(s)Grote Prijs Jef Scherens (in Dutch)
Grote Prijs Poeske Scherens (in Dutch)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
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First edition1963 (1963)
Editions56 (as of 2023)
First winner Marcel Van Den Bogaert (BEL)
Most wins Frans Verbeeck (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent Arnaud De Lie (BEL)

Grote Prijs Jef Scherens is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in September in Leuven, Belgium.[1] Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. The race is named after the seven-time professional sprint world champion Jef Scherens.[2]

The local city circuit from the 2021 UCI Road World Championships, hosted in Leuven, was largely based on the circuit that is ridden during the Grote Prijs Jef Scherens.[3]

14 september 2014: departure in Leuven


Year Country Rider Team
1963  Belgium Marcel Van Den Bogaert G.B.C. Libertas
1964  Belgium Norbert Kerckhove Labo–Dr. Mann
1965  Belgium Fernand Deferm Dr. Mann
1966  Belgium Herman van Springel Mann–Grundig
1967  Belgium Robert Lelangue Romeo–Smith's
1968 No race
1969  Belgium Frans Verbeeck Okay Whisky–Diamant
1970  Belgium Frans Verbeeck Geens–Watney
1971  Belgium Frans Verbeeck Watney–Avia
1972  Belgium Gustaaf Hermans amateur
1973  Netherlands Jan van Katwijk IJsboerke–Bertin
1974  Belgium Freddy Maertens Carpenter–Flandria
1975  Belgium Freddy Maertens Carprnter-Flandria
1976  Belgium Frans Verbeeck IJsboerke–Colnago
1977  Belgium Walter Planckaert Maes Pils–Mini Flat
1978  Belgium Frans Van Looy Mini Flat–Boule d'Or
1979  Belgium Marcel Laurens Marc Zeepcentrale–Superia
1980  Belgium Ludo Delcroix IJsboerke–Warncke Eis
1981  Netherlands Jan Raas TI–Raleigh
1982  Belgium Rudy Matthijs Boule d'Or–Sunair
1983  Netherlands Adri van der Poel Jacky Aernoudt Meubelen–Rossin–Campagnolo
1984  Belgium Ronny van Holen Safir–Van de Ven
1985  Belgium Jozef Lieckens Lotto
1986  Belgium Jozef Lieckens Lotto–Emerxil–Merckx
1987  Belgium Ronny van Holen Lucas-Arkel-Atlanta
1988  Belgium Patrick Schoovaerts amateur
1989 No race
1990  Belgium Wilfried Peeters Histor–Sigma
1991  Netherlands Wilco Zuijderwijk Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1992  Belgium Hendrik Redant Lotto–Mavic–MBK
1993  Netherlands Frans Maassen WordPerfect–Colnago–Decca
1994  Italy Mauro Bettin GB–MG Maglificio
1995  Netherlands Erik Dekker Novell–Decca–Colnago
1996  Netherlands Jans Koerts Palmans-Boghemans
1997  Belgium Stéphane Hennebert Tönissteiner–Colnago
1998  Belgium Jo Planckaert Lotto–Mobistar
1999  Belgium Marc Streel home–Jack & Jones
2000  Belgium Dave Bruylandts Palmans–Ideal
2001  Belgium Niko Eeckhout Cofidis
2002  Germany Andreas Klier Team Telekom
2003  Norway Thor Hushovd Crédit Agricole
2004  Denmark Allan Johansen BankGiroLoterij
2005  Netherlands Joost Posthuma Rabobank
2006  Germany Marcel Sieberg Team Wiesenhof-AKUD
2007  Netherlands Bram Tankink Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008  Netherlands Wouter Mol P3 Transfer–Batavus
2009  Netherlands Sebastian Langeveld Rabobank
2010  Netherlands Lars Boom Rabobank
2011  France Jérôme Pineau Quick-Step
2012  Belgium Steven Caethoven–Willems Veranda's
2013  Belgium Bert De Backer Argos–Shimano
2014  Germany André Greipel Lotto–Belisol
2015  Belgium Björn Leukemans Wanty–Groupe Gobert
2016  Belgium Dimitri Claeys Wanty–Groupe Gobert
2017  Belgium Timothy Dupont Vérandas Willems–Crelan
2018  Belgium Jasper Stuyven Trek–Segafredo
2019  Italy Niccolò Bonifazio Total Direct Énergie
2020 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium
2021  Italy Niccolò Bonifazio Team TotalEnergies
2022  Belgium Victor Campenaerts Lotto–Soudal
2023  Belgium Arnaud De Lie Lotto–Dstny


  1. ^ "Tour of Leuven". 2023.
  2. ^ "Grote Prijs Jef Scherens - Rondom Leuven(1.1)". ProcyclingStats. 6 October 2023.
  3. ^ "G.P Jef Scherens / Leuven (Bel) - Cat.1.1". (in French). Retrieved 31 December 2021.
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