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De Vlaamse Pijl

De Vlaamse Pijl
Race details
RegionHarelbeke, Belgium
English nameFlemish Arrow
Local name(s)Flèche flamande (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour (as part of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen)
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First edition1968 (1968)
Editions48 (as of 2016)
First winner Julien Vermote (BEL)
Most wins Julien Vermote (BEL)
 Eddy Planckaert (BEL)
 Patrick Hendrickx (BEL)
 Jurgen Vermeersch (BEL)
 Frédéric Amorison (BEL)
(2 wins)
Most recent Dylan Groenewegen (NED)

De Vlaamse Pijl (English: Flemish Arrow) is a Belgian road bicycle race held annually since 1968.[1] The race starts and ends in Harelbeke.[2] From 2005 until 2012, it was rated as a 1.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour, however in 2013 the race was no longer held separately but became part of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen stage race.[3]


Year Country Rider Team
1968  Belgium Julien Vermote
1969  Belgium Eric Vermeeren
1970  Belgium Julien Vermote
1971  Belgium José Van Ackere
1972  Belgium Luc Demets
1973  Netherlands Wim De Waal
1974  Belgium Daniel D'Hooghe
1975  Belgium Emiel Vergote
1976  Netherlands Peter Gödde
1977  Belgium Johnny Denul
1978  Belgium Eddy Planckaert
1979  Belgium Eddy Planckaert
1980  Netherlands Mario Van Vlimmeren
1981  Belgium René De Brucker
1982  Belgium Rudy Declerck
1983  Belgium Luc Meersman
1984  Belgium Ronny Westelinck
1985  Belgium Patrick Hendrickx
1986  Belgium Guy Rooms
1987  Netherlands Adrie Kools
1988  Belgium Patrick Hendrickx
1989  Belgium Eric De Clercq
1990  Belgium Hans De Clercq
1991  Belgium Pascal Desmul
1992  Netherlands Gino Bos
1993  Belgium Andy De Smet
1994  Belgium Giovanni Cornette
1995  Belgium Patrick Roelandt
1996  Belgium Fabien De Waele
1997  Netherlands Karsten Kroon
1998  Belgium Geoffrey Demeyere
1999  Belgium Luc De Duytsche
2000  Belgium Tim Meeusen
2001  Belgium Stijn Devolder
2002  Belgium Bart Dockx Domo-Sweet Paradise
2003  Belgium Jurgen Vermeersch Cerdi Team
2004  Belgium Jurgen Vermeersch Cerdi Team Ingelmunster
2005 No race
2006  Belgium Evert Verbist Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2007  Belgium Jelle Vanendert Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2008  Netherlands Bram Schmitz Van Vliet-EBH Elshof
2009  Belgium Jan Ghyselinck Beveren 2000
2010  New Zealand Clinton Avery PWS Eijssen
2011  Belgium Frédéric Amorison Landbouwkrediet
2012  Belgium Frédéric Amorison Landbouwkrediet–Euphony
2013  Italy Danilo Napolitano Accent Jobs–Wanty
2014  Netherlands Danny van Poppel Trek Factory Racing
2015  Belgium Yves Lampaert Etixx–Quick-Step
2016  Netherlands Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL–Jumbo


  1. ^ "Vlaamse Pijl-Harelbeke (Bel) - Cat. 1.2". (in French). Retrieved 13 July 2023.
  2. ^ "De Vlaamse Pijl". 2023.
  3. ^ "Vlaamse Pijl wordt eerste rit in Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen" [Flemish Arrow is first stage in Three Days of West Flanders]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Corelio. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
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