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Omloop der Vlaamse Gewesten

Omloop der Vlaamse Gewesten
Race details
DateMarch, April, May, June, September
RegionFlanders, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
English nameCircuit of the Flemish regions
Local name(s)Omloop der Vlaamse gewesten (Dutch), Circuit des régions flamandes (French)
First edition1928 (1928)
Final edition1972
First winner Jules Van Hevel (BEL)
Most wins Louis Hardiquest (BEL)
(2 wins)
Final winner Raf Hooyberghs (BEL)

The Omloop der Vlaamse gewesten was a men's cycling race of which the original format was organized for the last time in 1972.[1] The race was run in variating Flemish provinces or Brussels.[2]

The competition's roll of honor includes the successes of Rik Van Steenbergen, Briek Schotte and Rik Van Looy.[3]

In overlapping years and afterwards, races with the same name were also organized for amateur[4][5] and junior cyclists.[6] The final editions were held in Wuustwezel, Antwerp.[7]


Year Winner Second Third
1928 Belgium Jules Van Hevel Belgium Joseph Dervaes Belgium René Vermandel
1929 No race
1930 Belgium Gérard Loncke Belgium Alfred Hamerlinck Belgium Jules Deschepper
1931 Belgium Joseph Demuysere Germany Hermann Buse Belgium Alfred Hamerlinck
1932 Belgium Alfons Deloor Belgium Joseph Wauters Belgium Frans Bonduel
1933 Belgium Louis Hardiquest Belgium Edward Vissers Belgium Denis Verschueren
1934 Belgium Louis Hardiquest Belgium Frans Dictus Belgium Gustaaf Van Slembrouck
1935 Belgium Camille Van Iseghem Belgium Peter Lely Belgium Romain Maes
1936 No race
1937 Belgium Karel Terdago Belgium Marcel Kint Belgium Gérard Desmet
1938 Belgium Sylvain Grysolle Belgium Constant Lauwers Belgium Lucien Vlaeminck
1939 Belgium Romain Maes Belgium Achiel Buysse Belgium Sylvain Grysolle
1940 Belgium Albert Hendrickx Belgium Frans Bonduel Belgium Achiel Buysse
1941 Belgium Karel Kaers Belgium Albert Henrdickx Belgium Louis Van Espenhout
1942 Belgium Odiel Van Den Meerschaut Belgium André Maelbrancke Belgium Briek Schotte
1943 Belgium Richard kemps Belgium Kamiel Beeckman Belgium André Declerck
1944 Belgium Rik Van Steenbergen Belgium Désiré Stadsbaeder Belgium Jef Moerenhout
1945 No race
1946 Belgium Briek Schotte Belgium André Pieters Belgium Lucien De Vlaeminck
1947 Belgium Achiel Buysse Belgium Gustaaf Van Overloop Belgium Prosper Depredomme
1948 Belgium Albert Sercu Belgium Marcel Ryckaert Belgium Georges Claes
1949 Belgium André Declerck Belgium Valère Ollivier Belgium Camille Beeckman
1950 Belgium Ernest Sterckx Belgium Raymond Impanis Belgium Georges Claes
1951 Belgium Frans Sterckx Belgium Gérard Buyl Belgium André Declerck
1952 Belgium Eugeen Van Roosbroeck Belgium Valère Ollivier Belgium Ernest Sterckx
1953 Belgium René Mertens Belgium Roger Desmet Belgium Marcel Ryckaert
1954 Belgium Alfons Vandenbrande Belgium René Mertens Belgium Gaston De Wachter
1955 Belgium Ludo Van Der Elst Belgium Roger Decock Belgium Karel Van Dormael
1956 Belgium Roger Verplaetse Belgium Roger Decock Belgium Gilbert Desmet
1957 Belgium Jozef Schils Belgium Pierre Machiels Belgium Norbert Kerckhove
1958 Belgium André Auquier Belgium Maurice Meuleman Belgium Frans Aerenhouts
1959 Belgium Yvo Molenaers Netherlands Mies Stolker Belgium Marcel Janssens
1960 France Jean Forestier Belgium Michel Van Aerde Belgium André Noyelle
1961 Belgium André Vlayen Belgium Gilbert Maes Belgium Arthur De Cabooter
1962 Belgium Edgard Sorgeloos Belgium Arthur De Cabooter Belgium Jos Hoevenaers
1963 Belgium Rik Van Looy Belgium Noël Fore Belgium Frans Aerenhouts
1964 Belgium Gustaaf Desmet Belgium Louis Troonbeckx Belgium Benoni Beheyt
1965 Belgium Roger Baguet United Kingdom Vincent Denson Belgium Roger Deconinck
1966 Belgium Albert Van Vlierberghe Belgium Jan Lauwers Netherlands Gerben Karstens
1967 Belgium Arthur De Cabooter Belgium Jos Haeseldonckx Belgium Noël Fore
1968 Belgium Etienne Sonck Belgium Roger Rosiers Belgium Daniel Van Rijckeghem
1969 Belgium Frans Verbeeck Netherlands Harry Steevens Belgium Patrick Sercu
1970 Belgium André Dierickx Belgium Frans Verbeeck Belgium Herman Vrijders
1971 No race
1972 Belgium Raphael Hooyberghs Belgium Ronny Van De Vijver United Kingdom Michael Wright

Winners amateur and junior races

Year Amateurs Juniors
1944 Belgium Karel De Baere No race
1945 No race
1947 Belgium Henri Van Kerckhove
1948 No race
1949 Belgium Boudewijn De Vos
1950 Belgium Pierre Gosselin
1951 Belgium Gilbert Verkaemer
1952 Belgium Rik Van Looy
1953 Belgium Victor Wartel
1954 No race
1955 Belgium Maurice Meuleman
1956 Belgium Kamiel Buysse
1957 Belgium Frans De Mulder
1958 Belgium Frans Melckenbeek
1959 Belgium Gilbert Maes
1960 No race
1963 Belgium Noël De Pauw
1964 Belgium Jules Marinus
1965 Belgium Antoon Houbrechts
1966 Belgium Roger Rosiers
1967 Belgium Robert Legein
1968 Belgium Roland Callewaert
1969 Belgium Jean-Pierre Monseré
1970 Belgium Tony Gakens
1971 Belgium Andre Peirsman
1972 Belgium Erik Van Lent
1973 Belgium Andre Coppens
1974 Belgium Marc Renier
1975 Belgium Etienne Van Der Helst
1976 Belgium Rudy Colman
1977 Belgium Daniel Wilems
1978 Belgium Hendrik Caethoven
1979 Belgium Eddy Coopmans Belgium Ludo Adriaensen
1980 Belgium Eddy Planckaert No race
1981 Belgium Francis Balhan
1982 Belgium Eric Vanderaerden
1983 Belgium Luc Andre
1984 Belgium Roger Ilegems
1985 Belgium Marc Sprengels
1986 Belgium Benjamin Van Itterbeeck
1987 Belgium Peter Huyge Belgium Daniel Verelst
1988 Belgium Danny Lippens Belgium Danny Daelman
1989 Belgium Luc Heuvelmans Belgium Kurt Van Bulck
1990 Belgium Peter Farazijn Belgium Gert Vanderaerden
1991 Belgium Jan Van Donink Belgium Geert Verdeyen
1992 Belgium Eric Gijsemans No race
1993 Canada Jacques Landry Belgium Wesley Theunis
1994 Belgium Sebastian Van Den Abeele Belgium Karel Vereecke
1995 Belgium Johan De Geyter Belgium Tim De Peuter
1996 Belgium Geert Omloop Belgium Johan Olbrechts
1997 Belgium Björn Leukemans Belgium Bart Mariën
1998 Netherlands Stefan Van Dijk Belgium Tom Braem
1999 Belgium Steven Tack Belgium Kurt Van Bulck
2000 Netherlands Fulco van Gulik No race
2001 No race Russia Stanislav Belov
2002 Netherlands Hans Dekkers Belgium Ingmar De Poortere
2003 Netherlands Kenny van Hummel Netherlands Rick Fransen
2004 Netherlands Michiel Elijzen Netherlands Cornelius Van Ooijen
2005 Belgium Evert Verbist Russia Timofey Kritsky
2006 Belgium Bjorn Coomans Belgium Jochen Engelen
2007 Lithuania Simas Kondrotas Belgium Stijn Steels
2008 No race Netherlands Yoeri Havik
2009 Belgium Gert Lodewijks
2010 Netherlands Maarten van Trijp
2011 Belgium Boris Vallee
2012 Belgium Aimé De Gendt
2013 Netherlands Mitchell Cornelisse
2014 Denmark Kasper Andersen
2015 Netherlands Bram Welten
2016 Belgium Gerben Thijssen
2017 Netherlands Tim Bierkens
2018 Belgium Jarne Van Grieken
2019 Netherlands Hidde van Veenendaal


  1. ^ "Circuit des régions flamandes (Bel) - Ex". Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Omloop der Vlaamse Gewesten". (in Dutch). 20 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Omloop der Vlaamse Gewesten". 2022.
  4. ^ "Omloop der Vlaamse Gewesten, Amateurs". (in Dutch). 20 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Omloop der Vlaamse Gewesten - Am". 2022.
  6. ^ "Wuustwezel, Junioren Omloop der Vlaamse Gewesten". (in Dutch). 20 October 2022.
  7. ^ "Geen Omloop van de Vlaamse Gewesten: "Organisatoren geven wel begin september een kermiskoers voor U19"". Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch). 6 June 2021.
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