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Van Merksteijn Fences Classic

Van Merksteijn Fences Classic
Race details
RegionZwevegem, Belgium
Local name(s)Zwevegem Koerse
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
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First edition1930 (1930)
Editions80 (as of 2023)
First winner Adolf Van Bruaene (BEL)
Most wins Jef Planckaert (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent Caleb Ewan (AUS)

The Van Merksteijn Fences Classic, known as the Grote Prijs Marcel Kint until 2023, is a cycling race held annually in Belgium (Zwevegem & Kortrijk).[1] It is part of UCI Europe Tour in category 1.1.[2]

Jef Planckaert holds the record of 4 victories.[3]


Year Country Rider Team
1930  Belgium Adolf Van Bruaene
1935  Belgium Marcel Kint
1936  Belgium Michel D'Hooghe Van Hauwaert
1937  Belgium Albert Beirnaert
1938  Belgium Frans Binnemans
1942  Belgium Jef Vande Weghe
1947  Belgium Albert Paepe
1948  Belgium Roger Cnockaert
1949  Belgium Valère Ollivier
1950  Belgium Valère Ollivier
1951  Belgium Basiel Wambeke
1952  Belgium Willem Lebaere
1953  Belgium Willy Geers
1954  Australia Russell Mockridge
1955  Belgium Georges Decraeye
1956  Belgium Jef Planckaert
1957  Belgium Staf Van Vaerenbergh
1958  Belgium Jef Planckaert
1959  Belgium Gilbert Desmet
1960  Belgium Arthur Decabooter
1961  Belgium Jef Planckaert
1962  Belgium Jef Planckaert
1963  Belgium Norbert Kerckhove
1964  Belgium Frans Melckenbeeck
1965  Belgium Ward Sals
1966  Belgium Roland Van De Rijse
1967  Belgium Noël Van Clooster
1968 No race due to not held
1969  Belgium André Dierickx
1970  Belgium Willy Van Neste
1971  Belgium Guido Reybrouck
1972  Belgium Christian Callens
1973  Belgium Frans Verbeeck (cyclist) Frans
1974  Belgium Willy Van Neste
1975  Belgium Roland De Witte
1976  Belgium José Vanackere
1977  Belgium Willy Planckaert
1978  Belgium Alain Desaever
1979  Belgium Lieven Malfait
1980  Belgium Patrick Devos
1981  Belgium Willy Teirlinck
1982  Belgium Dirk Heirweg
1983  Belgium Luc Meersman
1984  Belgium Eddy Planckaert
1985  Belgium Franky Van Oyen
1986  Belgium Roger Ilegems
1987  Netherlands Frank Pirard
1988  Belgium Franky Pattyn
1989  Belgium Ludo Giesberts
1990  Belgium Ludo Giesberts
1991  Belgium Marnix Lameire
1992  Belgium Ferdi Dierickx
1993  Belgium Michel Vermote
1994  Belgium Wim Omloop
1995  Sweden Anders Eklundh
1996  Belgium Danny Daelman
1997  Belgium Peter Van Petegem TVM–Farm Frites
1998  Belgium Bart Heirewegh
1999  Netherlands Adrie van der Poel Rabobank
2000  Belgium Eric De Clercq Collstrop
2001  Netherlands Jan van Velzen Batavus–Bankgiroloterij
2002  New Zealand Gordon McCauley RDM-Flanders
2003  Lithuania Aivaras Baranauskas
2004  Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke Fassa Bortolo
2005  Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke–SportsTech
2006  Belgium Kevin Van der Slagmolen
2007  Belgium Geert Omloop Jartazi–Promo Fashion
2008  Belgium Niko Eeckhout Topsport Vlaanderen
2009  Belgium David Geldhof
2010 No race due to not held
2011  Belgium Baptiste Planckaert Landbouwkrediet
2012  Lithuania Ramūnas Navardauskas Chipotle–First Solar Development Team
2013  Belgium Iljo Keisse Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014  Netherlands Brian van Goethem Metec–TKH
2015  Belgium Baptiste Planckaert Roubaix–Lille Métropole
2016  Netherlands Jan-Willem van Schip Cyclingteam Join-S–De Rijke
2017  Belgium Jonas Rickaert Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2018  France Nacer Bouhanni Cofidis
2019  France Bryan Coquard Vital Concept–B&B Hotels
2020 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium
2021  Colombia Álvaro Hodeg Deceuninck–Quick-Step
2022  Belgium Arnaud De Lie Lotto–Soudal
2023  Australia Caleb Ewan Lotto–Dstny


  1. ^ "2016 Grote Prijs Marcel Kint". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Van Merksteijn Fences Classic". lottocyclingcup.b (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Van Merksteijn Fences Classic". 5 October 2023.
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