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Ronde van Drenthe

Ronde van Drenthe
Race details
DateEarly-March
RegionDrenthe, Netherlands
English nameTour of Drenthe
Local name(s)Ronde van Drenthe
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle day race
Web sitewww.rondevandrenthe.nl Edit this at Wikidata
History (men)
First edition1960 (1960)
Editions62 (as of 2023)
First winner Jurrie Dokter (NED)
Most wins Henk Mutsaars (NED)
 Ron Snijders (NED)
 Allard Engels (NED)
 Anthony Theus (NED)
 Rudie Kemna (NED) (2 wins)
Most recent Per Strand Hagenes (NOR)
History (women)
First edition2008 (2008)
Editions17 (as of 2024)
First winner Adrie Visser (NED)
Most wins Lorena Wiebes (NED) (4 wins)
Most recent Lorena Wiebes (NED)

Ronde van Drenthe (English: Tour of Drenthe) is an elite men's and women's professional road bicycle racing event held annually in the Drenthe, Netherlands and sanctioned by the Royal Dutch Cycling Union. The women's event is part of the UCI Women's World Tour, and the men's event is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

History

Men's event

The race was first held in 1960 as an amateur event.[1] Since 2005, the men's event has been part of the UCI Europe Tour. It became a 1.HC race in 2017.[2]

Between 2010 and 2015, Dwars door Drenthe was held on the same weekend as the Ronde van Drenthe.[3] In 2011, Ronde van Drenthe and Dwars door Drenthe were held as a combined stage race, with each day retaining its own branding. The events reverted to being separate events in 2012.

2008 Ronde van Drenthe

Women's event

A women's event was first held in 1998 as Novilon Eurocup, a one-day race.[4] Between 2003 and 2006, this was held as a three day event.[5][6]

In 2007, these three stages were replaced by three one-day races - the Novilon Eurocup, Drenthe 8 of Dwingeloo and Ronde van Drenthe.[7][8][9] In 2015, the Novilon Eurocup was held for the last time, and the Drenthe 8 became Drentse 8 van Westerveld.

The first edition of Ronde van Drenthe in 2007 was part of the UCI Women's Road World Cup,[8] and the race became part of the UCI Women's World Tour in 2016. Dutch riders Marianne Vos and Lorena Wiebes have both won the Ronde van Drenthe event three times.

Route

The races use generally flat roads in the Drenthe region of the Netherlands, with the challenge being multiple ascents of the VAM-berg [nl] – a hill built on a landfill site. The climb is 750m in length with an average gradient of 4.2% and a maximum gradient of 20%.[10] Other difficulties are the ten cobbled sections on the route.[11]

Men's past winners

Year Country Rider Team
1960  Netherlands Jurrie Dokter
1961  Netherlands Cees De Jongh
1962 No race
1963 No race
1964  Netherlands Bart Solaro
1965  Netherlands Roel Hendriks
1966  Netherlands Piet Tesselaar
1967  Netherlands Leen De Groot
1968  Netherlands Jan van Katwijk
1969  Netherlands Ben Janbroers
1970  Netherlands Popke Oosterhof
1971  Netherlands Julles Bruessing
1972  Netherlands Hennie Kuiper
1973  Netherlands Gerrie van Gerwen
1974  Netherlands Co Hoogendoorn
1975  Netherlands Jimmy Kruunenburg
1976  Netherlands Wil van Helvoirt
1977  Netherlands Joop Ribbers
1978  Netherlands Henk Mutsaars
1979  Netherlands Wim de Waal
1980  Netherlands Henk Mutsaars
1981  Netherlands Ron Snijders
1982  Netherlands Hans Baudoin
1983  Netherlands Ron Snijders
1984  Netherlands Antoon van der Steen
1985  Netherlands Henk Boeve
1986  Netherlands Dick Dekker
1987  Netherlands Richard Luppes
1988  Netherlands Stephan Räkers
1989  Netherlands Eric Knuvers
1990  Netherlands Gerard Kemper
1991  Netherlands Allard Engels
1992  Netherlands Paul Konings
1993  Netherlands Allard Engels
1994  Netherlands Anthony Theus
1995  Netherlands Pascal Appeldoorn
1996  Netherlands Karsten Kroon
1997  Netherlands Anthony Theus
1998  Netherlands Remco van der Ven TVM–Farm Frites
1999  Netherlands Jans Koerts Team Cologne
2000  Belgium Andy de Smet Spar-OKI
2001 No race due to foot-and-mouth disease
2002  Netherlands Rudie Kemna BankGiroLoterij–Batavus
2003  Netherlands Rudie Kemna BankGiroLoterij
2004  Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank
2005  Germany Marcel Sieberg Team Lamonta
2006  Germany Markus Eichler Team Regiostrom-Senges
2007  Netherlands Martijn Maaskant Rabobank Continental Team
2008  Netherlands Coen Vermeltfoort Rabobank Continental Team
2009  Italy Maurizio Biondo Ceramica Flaminia–Bossini Docce
2010  Italy Alberto Ongarato Vacansoleil
2011  Netherlands Kenny Van Hummel Skil–Shimano
2012  Netherlands Bert-Jan Lindeman Vacansoleil–DCM
2013  Sweden Alexander Wetterhall NetApp–Endura
2014  Belgium Kenny Dehaes Lotto–Belisol
2015  Belgium Edward Theuns Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2016  Netherlands Jesper Asselman Roompot–Oranje Peloton
2017  Netherlands Jan-Willem van Schip Delta Cycling Rotterdam
2018  Czech Republic František Sisr CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2019  Netherlands Pim Ligthart Direct Énergie
2020 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021  Belgium Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2022  Belgium Dries Van Gestel Team TotalEnergies
2023  Norway Per Strand Hagenes Team Jumbo–Visma

Source[12][13]

Women's past winners

Novilon Eurocup

Year First Second Third
1998 Germany Viola Paulitz-Müller Belgium Vanja Vonckx Netherlands Arenda Grimberg
1999 Netherlands Leontien van Moorsel Netherlands Mirjam Melchers France Catherine Marsal
2000 Sweden Madeleine Lindberg Netherlands Marielle van Scheppingen-Romme United Kingdom Ceris Gilfillan
2001 No race due to Foot-and-mouth disease[14]
2002 Netherlands Leontien van Moorsel Netherlands Chantal Beltman Germany Tanja Hennes
2003 Netherlands Mirjam Melchers Netherlands Ghita Beltman United Kingdom Rachel Heal
2004 Netherlands Sissy van Alebeek Netherlands Kirsten Wild Netherlands Sharon van Essen
2005 Netherlands Suzanne de Goede Denmark Linda Villumsen Germany Judith Arndt
2006 Netherlands Loes Markerink Germany Trixi Worrack Netherlands Kirsten Wild
2007 Italy Giorgia Bronzini Netherlands Marianne Vos Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg
2008 United States Kristin Armstrong Netherlands Regina Bruins Netherlands Kirsten Wild
2009 Netherlands Marianne Vos Germany Trixi Worrack Sweden Emma Johansson
2010 Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg Netherlands Kirsten Wild
2011 Netherlands Suzanne de Goede Germany Marlen Joehrend Netherlands Natalie van Gogh
2012 Netherlands Marianne Vos Italy Marta Bastianelli United Kingdom Lizzie Armitstead
2013 Not held
2014 Netherlands Kirsten Wild United States Shelley Olds Sweden Emma Johansson
2015 Netherlands Kirsten Wild Australia Chloe Hosking Luxembourg Christine Majerus

Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo / Acht van Westerveld

Year First Second Third
2007 Germany Regina Schleicher Netherlands Marianne Vos Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg
2008 Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg Germany Regina Schleicher Australia Rochelle Gilmore
2009 Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg Germany Regina Schleicher Netherlands Kirsten Wild
2010 Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg Sweden Emma Johansson Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten
2011 Netherlands Marianne Vos United States Shelley Olds Sweden Emma Johansson
2012 Australia Chloe Hosking Italy Giorgia Bronzini Netherlands Marianne Vos
2013 Netherlands Marianne Vos Italy Giorgia Bronzini Sweden Emma Johansson
2014 Netherlands Chantal Blaak United Kingdom Lucy Garner United Kingdom Lizzie Armitstead
2015 Italy Giorgia Bronzini Italy Valentina Scandolara Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten
2016 Canada Leah Kirchmann Luxembourg Christine Majerus Netherlands Anouska Koster
2017 Australia Chloe Hosking Belgium Lotte Kopecky Denmark Amalie Dideriksen
2018 United States Alexis Ryan Belgium Jolien D'Hoore Australia Chloe Hosking
2019 France Audrey Cordon-Ragot Netherlands Amy Pieters Italy Marta Bastianelli
2020 Not held
2021 Netherlands Chantal van den Broek-Blaak Netherlands Charlotte Kool Italy Eleonora Gasparrini
2022 Luxembourg Christine Majerus Canada Alison Jackson Netherlands Floortje Mackaij
2023 Race cancelled due to weather conditions
2024 Netherlands Sofie van Rooijen Italy Chiara Consonni Italy Rachele Barbieri

Ronde van Drenthe

Year First Second Third
2007 Netherlands Adrie Visser France Élodie Touffet Netherlands Marianne Vos
2008 Netherlands Chantal Beltman Netherlands Marianne Vos Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg
2009 Sweden Emma Johansson Netherlands Loes Gunnewijk Netherlands Chantal Blaak
2010 Netherlands Loes Gunnewijk Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten Italy Giorgia Bronzini
2011 Netherlands Marianne Vos Netherlands Kirsten Wild Italy Giorgia Bronzini
2012 Netherlands Marianne Vos Netherlands Kirsten Wild Sweden Emma Johansson
2013 Netherlands Marianne Vos Netherlands Ellen van Dijk Sweden Emma Johansson
2014 United Kingdom Lizzie Armitstead Netherlands Anna van der Breggen United States Shelley Olds
2015 Belgium Jolien D'Hoore Netherlands Amy Pieters Netherlands Ellen van Dijk
2016 Netherlands Chantal Blaak Australia Gracie Elvin Germany Trixi Worrack
2017 Denmark Amalie Dideriksen Italy Elena Cecchini Netherlands Lucinda Brand
2018 Netherlands Amy Pieters United States Alexis Ryan Australia Chloe Hosking
2019 Italy Marta Bastianelli Netherlands Chantal Blaak Netherlands Ellen van Dijk
2020 Not held
2021 Netherlands Lorena Wiebes Italy Elena Cecchini Italy Eleonora Gasparrini
2022 Netherlands Lorena Wiebes Italy Elisa Balsamo Belgium Lotte Kopecky
2023 Netherlands Lorena Wiebes Norway Susanne Andersen Netherlands Maike van der Duin
2024 Netherlands Lorena Wiebes Italy Elisa Balsamo Netherlands Puck Pieterse

Source[15]

References

  1. ^ dotsolutions. "Jurrie Dokter wint na slimme sprint de allereerste Ronde van Drenthe in 1960". Ronde van Drenthe. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  2. ^ "Ronde van Drenthe krijgt HC status, Veenendaal-Veenendaal krijgt editie voor vrouwen". WielerFlits (in Dutch). 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  3. ^ "News shorts: Chavanel interested in Hour Record, Giant hoping to tie down Dumoulin". cyclingnews.com. 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2023-04-13. Dwars door Drenthe axed
  4. ^ Been, José (2020-03-12). "Preview: The Classics continue at the Ronde van Drenthe". CyclingTips. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  5. ^ "Novilon Internationale Damesronde van Drenthe". autobus.cyclingnews.com. 13 April 2003. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  6. ^ "Novilon Internationale Damesronde van Drenthe". autobus.cyclingnews.com. 9 April 2006. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  7. ^ "Novilon Internationale Damesronde van Drenthe". autobus.cyclingnews.com. 8 April 2007. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  8. ^ a b "www.cyclingnews.com presents the Ronde van Drenthe". autobus.cyclingnews.com. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  9. ^ "Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo - W1.1". autobus.cyclingnews.com. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  10. ^ Jary, Rachel (9 March 2022). "Ronde van Drenthe 2022 - Route, Predictions and Contenders". Rouleur. Retrieved 2022-04-29.
  11. ^ "Ronde van Drenthe tussen hoop en vrees". Ronde van Drenthe. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Uitslagen Ronde van Drenthe" (PDF).
  13. ^ "Palmares Albert Achterhes Profronde van Drenthe". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  14. ^ "News for April 7, 2001". autobus.cyclingnews.com. 7 April 2001. Retrieved 2023-04-13. Both the men's and women's versions of the Ronde van Drenthe, scheduled for April 7, have been cancelled. The reason given is the Foot and Mouth outbreak in the Netherlands, that caused the cancellation of several other races recently.
  15. ^ "Palmares Miron Ronde van Drenthe". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
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