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Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen

Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
Race details
DateEarly September
RegionArendonk, Belgium
English nameMemorial Rik Van Steenbergen
Local name(s)Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen (in Dutch)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web sitewww.memorialrikvansteenbergen.be Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1991 (1991)
Editions24 (as of 2022)
First winner Olaf Ludwig (GER)
Most wins Niko Eeckhout (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent Tim Merlier (BEL)

Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen (previously GP Rik Van Steenbergen) is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in September in Arendonk, Belgium.[1] The race, paying respect to the famous Belgian rider of the 1940s and 1950s, quickly gained importance and since 2005, it is a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. The race was canceled in 2013 and again in 2014 because the organizers were unable to raise sufficient funding and subsequently disappeared permanently from the calendar before being revived for 2019.[2] In contrary to the previous editions, the race will now be held in Arendonk where before it was held in Aartselaar.[3]

Winners

Year Country Rider Team
1991  Germany Olaf Ludwig Panasonic–Sportlife
1992  Belgium Patrick Deneut Lotto
1993  Italy Mario Cipollini GB–MG Maglificio
1994  Uzbekistan Djamolidine Abdoujaparov Team Polti
1995  Belgium Tom Steels Vlaanderen 2002–Eddy Merckx
1996  Netherlands Jans Koerts Palmans
1997  Belgium Andrei Tchmil Lotto–Mobistar–Isoglass
1998  Czech Republic Ján Svorada Mapei–Bricobi
1999  Italy Giuliano Figueras Mapei–Quick-Step
2000  Denmark Lars Michaelsen Française des Jeux
2001  Belgium Niko Eeckhout Lotto–Adecco
2002  Germany Steffen Radochla Team Coast
2003  Belgium Niko Eeckhout Lotto–Domo
2004  Belgium Tom Boonen Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005  France Jean-Patrick Nazon AG2R Prévoyance
2006  Belgium Niko Eeckhout Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2007  Belgium Greg Van Avermaet Predictor–Lotto
2008  Belgium Gert Steegmans Quick-Step
2009  Belgium Niko Eeckhout An Post–Sean Kelly Team
2010  Belgium Michael Van Staeyen Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2011  Netherlands Kenny van Hummel Skil–Shimano
2012  Netherlands Theo Bos Rabobank
2013 to 2018 No race due to insufficient funding
2019  Belgium Dries De Bondt Corendon–Circus
2020 to 2021 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium
2022  Belgium Tim Merlier Alpecin–Deceuninck

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mem. Van Steenbergen". FirstCycling.com. 2023.
  2. ^ "G.P Van Steenbergen (Bel) - Cat.1.1". Memoire-du-cyclisme.eu (in French). Retrieved 29 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen / Kempen Classic(1.1)". ProcyclingStats. 6 October 2023.


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