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Gent - Wevelgem (World Tour), Belgium

Ghent - Wevelgem (English), Gand - Wevelgem (French)

Complete results for every edition, winners, podium, average speed, distance

The 1934 and 1935 editions of the Ghent-Wevelgem were for amateurs. From 1936 until 1939 the race was for independents. From 1945 the race was contested by professionals.

It was a fall race until 1947. The race is now scheduled for either a late March or early April running, meaning the riders usually face challenging weather.

For years Gent-Wevelgem was held on the Wednesday between the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix but now it's held on the Sunday before the Tour of Flanders. Having several climbs, most notably the Kemmelberg, the race course is selective and rarely ends in a big sprint.

Click on any year in the right-hand column to find complete results for that year's race.

Year

1st place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance, speed

1934 Gustave Van Belle
3hr 20min
Maurice Vandenberghe
@ 20sec
Jérôme Dufromont
@ 1min 20sec
120 km
36 km/hr
1935 Albert Depreitere
3hr 28min
Jérôme Dufromont (Bel)
@ 45sec
Karel Catrysse
@ 1min
120 km
34.62 km/hr
1936 Robert van Eenaeme
4hr 31min
Joseph Somers
s.t.
Gaston Denys
s.t.
168 km
37.20 km/hr
1937 Robert Van Eenaeme
4hr 20min
Albert Ritserveldt
s.t.
André Hallaert
@ 15sec
160 km
36.92 km/hr
1938 Hubert Godart
4hr 53min
Edmond Delathouwer
s.t.
Gustave Van Cauwenberghe
s.t.
165 km
33.79 km/hr
1939 André Declerck
4hr 23min
Frans Van Hellmont
s.t.
Albert Van Laecke
s.t.
155 km
35.36 km/hr
1940
1944
No races held      
1945 Robert Van Eenaeme
5hr 35min
Maurice Van Herzele
s.t.
André Declerck
s.t.
200 km
35.82 km/hr
1946 Ernest Sterckx
5hr 42min
Maurice Desimpelaere
s.t.
Michel Remue
s.t.
200 km
35.09 km/hr
1947 Maurice Desimpelaere
6hr 45min
René Beyens
s.t.
Lucien Vlaemynck
s.t.
230 km
34.07 km/hr
1948 Valère Ollivier
7hr 31min
Albert Ramon
s.t. 
Hilaire Couvreur
@ 18sec
276 km
36.72km/hr
1949 Marcel Kint ("The Black Eagle")
7hr 15min
André Declerck
s.t.
Albert Decin
s.t.
250 km
34.48 km/hr
1950 Briek Schotte
6hr 44min
Albert Decin
@ 2min 46sec
André Declerck
s.t.
255 km
37.87 km/hr
1951 André Rosseel
6hr 31min
Raphael Jonckheere
@ 12sec
Lionel Van Brabant
s.t.
240 km
36.828 km/hr
1952 Raymond Impanis
6hr 27min
Maurice Blomme
s.t.
Alois De Hertog
s.t.
240 km
37.209 km/hr
1953 Raymond Impanis
7hr 16min
Wim Van Est
@ 1min 20sec
Germain Derijke
@ 2min 30sec
240 km
33.207 km/hr
1954 Rolf Graf
6hr 32min
Ferdy Kübler
@ 10sec
Ernest Sterckx
s.t. 
235 km
35.969 km/hr
1955 Briek Schotte
6hr 15min
Désiré Keteleers
@ 2min 36sec
Raymond Impanis
s.t.
228 km
37.120 km/hr
1956 Rik Van Looy
6hr 21min
Richard Van Genuchten
@ 7sec
Désiré Keteleers
@ 30sec
228 km
35.905 km/hr
1957 Rik Van Looy
5hr 9min 24sec
André Noyelle
s.t.
Lucien Mattys
s.t.
207 km
40.152 km/hr
1958 Noël Fore
5hr 33min 11sec
Rik Van Looy
@ 1min 25sec
Alfred De Bruyne
s.t.
231 km
41.598 km/hr
1959 Léon Van Daele
5hr 10min 16sec
Joseph Hovenaers
s.t.
Jacques Anquetil
s.t.
221.2 km
42.776 km/hr
1960 Frans Aerenhouts
6hr 35min
Frans De Mulder
s.t.
Joseph Planckaert
s.t.
256 km
38.920 km/hr
1961  Frans Aerenhouts
5hr 36min 28sec
Raymond Impanis
s.t.
Yvo Molenaers
s.t.
231 km
41.202 km/hr
1962  Rik Van Looy
5hr 55min 49sec
Frans Schoubben
@ 1min 29sec
Armand Desmet
s.t.
237 km
39.964 km/hr 
1963  Benoni Beheyt
5hr 51min 20sec
Tom Simpson
s.t.
Michel Van Aerde
s.t
230 km
39.469 km/hr
1964 Jacques Anquetil
5hr 36min 20sec
Yvo Molenaers
@ ?sec
Rik Van Looy
@ ?+sec
233 km
42.565 km/hr
1965 Noël De Pauw
5hr 36min
Bernard Vanderkerckhove
@ 37sec
Gustave Desmet
@ 1min 31sec
235 km
41.964 km/hr 
1966 Herman Van Springel
6hr 34min
Noel Van Clooster
s.t.
Palle Lykke-Jensen
@ 50sec
252 km
38.324 km/hr 
1967 Eddy Merckx
6hr 9min
Jan Janssen
s.t.
Edward Sels
s.t.
242 km
39.349 km/hr 
1968 Walter Godefroot
5hr 50min
Willy van Neste
s.t.
Felice Gimondi
s.t.
250 km
42.171 km/hr 
1969  Willy Vekemans
5hr 46min 3sec
Roger De Vlaeminck
@ 11sec
Eric De Vlaeminck
s.t.
250 km
43.346 km/hr
1970 Eddy Merckx
5hr 47min 50sec
Willy Vekemans
@ 10sec
Walter Godefroot
s.t.
236 km
40.709 km/hr
1971  Georges Pintens
5hr 19sec
Roger De Vlaeminck
s.t.
Gerben Karstens
s.t.
237 km
44.576 km/hr
1972 Roger Swerts
5hr 50min
Frans Verbeeck 1st, relegated to 5th for irregular sprint
Felice Gimondi
s.t.
Eddy Merckx
s.t.
245 km
42.0 km/hr 
1973  Eddy Merckx
6hr 18min
Frans Verbeeck
s.t.
Walter Planckaert
@ 55sec
250 km
39.682 km/hr 
1974  Barry Hoban
5hr 30min
Eddy Merckx
s.t.
Roger De Vlaeminck
s.t.
244 km
44.363 km/hr 
1975 Freddy Maertens
6hr 14min
Frans Verbeeck
s.t.
Rik Van Linden
s.t.
250 km
40.106 km/hr
1976 Freddy Maertens
6hr 15min 15sec
Rik Van Linden
s.t.
Frans Verbeeck
s.t.
262 km
41.872 km
1977 Bernard Hinault
6hr 43min
Vittorio Algeri
@ 1min 24sec
Piet Van Katwijk
@ 1min 58sec
277 km
41.240 km/hr
1978 Ferdi Van Den Haute
6hr 24min
Walter Planckaert
@ 1min 5sec
Francesco Moser
s.t.
246 km
38.437 km/hr
1979 Francesco Moser
5hr 48min
Roger De Vlaeminck
s.t.
Jan Raas
s.t.
252 km
43.448 km/hr
1980 Henk Lubberding
6hr 16min
Fons De Wolf
@ 37sec
Piet Van Katwijk
s.t.
264 km
42.127 km/hr
1981 Jan Raas
5hr 47min
Roger De Vlaeminck
s.t.
Fons De Wolf
s.t.
254.4 km
43.988 km/hr
1982 Frank Hoste
6hr 15min
Eddy Vanhaerens
@ 12sec
Fons De Wolf
s.t.
255 km
40.800 km/hr
1983 Leo Van Vliet
6hr 29min 8sec
Jan Raas
@ 20sec
Frank Hoste
s.t.
255 km
39.331 km/hr
1984 Guido Bontempi
6hr 9min
Eric Vanderaerden
s.t.
Pierino Gavazzi
s.t.
255 km
41.463 km/hr
1985 Eric Vanderaerden
6hr 20min
Phil Anderson
s.t.
Rudy Dhaenens
s.t.
262 km
41.957 km/hr
1986 Guido Bontempi
5hr 35min
Twan Poels
s.t.
Jean-Marie Wampers
s.t.
250 km
44.776 km/hr
1987 Teun Van Vliet
5hr 44min
Etienne De Wilde
s.t.
Herman Frison
@ 9sec
243 km
42.384 km/hr
1988 Sean Kelly
7hr 20min
Gianni Bugno
s.t.
Ron Kiefel
s.t.
275 km
38.364 km/hr
1989 Gerrit Solleveld
6hr 29min
Sean Yates
s.t.
Rolf Sorensen
@ 11sec
276 km
42.570 km/hr
1990 Herman Frison
4hr 59min
Johan Museeuw
s.t.
Franco Ballerini
s.t.
204 km
40.936 km/hr
1991 Djamolidine
Abdoujaparov
5hr 16min 38sec
Mario Cipollini
s.t.
Olaf Ludwig
s.t.
210 km
39.793 km/hr
1992 Mario Cipollini
4hr 49min
Abdujaparov was 1st but dq'd for irregular sprint
Johan Capiot
s.t.
Adriano Baffi
s.t.
210 km
43.599 km/hr
1993 Mario Cipollini
5hr 23min 10sec
Eric Vanderaerden
s.t.
Djamolidine Abdoujaparov
s.t.
210 km
38.959 km/hr
1994 Wilfried Peeters
5hr 8min
Franco Ballerini
s.t.
Johan Museeuw
@ 16sec
210 km
40.909 km/hr
1995 Lars Michaelsen
4hr 56min
Maurizo Fondriest
s.t.
Luc Roosen
@ 9sec
207 km
41.959 km/hr
1996 Tom Steels
4hr 53min
Giovanni Lombardi
s.t.
Fabio Baldato
s.t.
208 km
42.593 km/hr
1997 Philippe Gaumont
4hr 45min
Andrei Tchmil
s.t.
Johan Capiot
s.t.
208 km
43.368 km/hr
1998 Frank Vandebroucke
5hr 6min
Lars Michaelsen
@ 7sec
Nico Mattan
s.t.
208 km
40.784 km/hr
1999 Tom Steels
5hr 15min 53sec
Zbigniew Spruch
s.t.
Trstan Hoffman
s.t.
208 km
39.89 km/hr
2000 Geert Van Bondt
5hr 1min 3sec
Peter Van Petegem
@ 28sec
Johan Museeuw
s.t.
208 km
41.454 km/hr
2001 George Hincapie
5hr 0min 50sec
Leon Van Bon
s.t.
Steffen Wesemann
s.t.
214 km
42.881 km/hr
2002 Mario Cipollini
4hr 39min
Fred Rodriguez
s.t.
George Hincapie
s.t.
214 km
44.731 km/hr
2003 Andreas Klier
4hr 29min
Henk Vogels
s.t.
Tom Boonen
s.t.
204 km
45.501 km/hr
2004 Tom Boonen
4hr 58min 47sec
Magnus Backstedt
s.t.
Jaan Kirsipuu
s.t.
208 km
41.762 km/hr
2005 Nico Mattan
4hr 53min 7sec
Juan Antonio Flecha
@ 2sec
Daniele Bennati
@ 9sec
208 km
42.577 km/hr
2006 Thor Hushovd
4hr 57min 33sec
David Kopp
s.t.
Alessandro Petacchi
s.t.
210 km
42.967 km/hr
2007 Marcus Burghardt
4hr 52min 14sec 
Roger Hammond
@ 4sec
Oscar Freire
@ 5sec
207 km
42.50 km/hr
2008 Oscar Freire
5hr 1min 35sec
Aurelien Clerc
s.t.
Wouter Weylandt
s.t.
209km
41.580 km/hr
2009 Edvald Boasson Hagan
5hr 15sec
Aleksandr Kuschynski
s.t.
Matthew Goss
@ 53sec
203 km
40.566 km/hr
2010 Bernhard Eisel
5hr 16min 21sec
Sep Vanmarcke
@ s.t.
Philippe Gilbert
@ s.t.
219 km
41.536
km/hr
2011 Tom Boonen
4hr 35min 0sec
Daniele Bennati
@ s.t.
Tyler Farrar
@ s.t.
204.5 km
44.618 km/hr
2012 Tom Boonen
5hr 32min 44sec
Peter Sagan
@ s.t.
Matti Breschel
@ s.t.
235 km
42.376 km/hr
2013 Peter Sagan
4hr 29min 10sec
Borut Bozic
@ 23sec
Greg van Avermaet
@ s.t.
183.4 km
40.882 km/hr
2014 John Degenkolb
5hr 34min 37sec
Arnaud Demare
@ s.t.
Peter Sagan
@ s.t.
233 km
41.779 km/hr
2015 Luca Paolini
6hr 20min 55sec
Niki Terpstra
@ 11sec
Geraint Thomas
@ s.t.
239 km
37.646 km/hr
2016 Peter Sagan
5hr 55min 12sec
Sep Vanmarcke
@ s.t.
Viacheslav Kuznetsov
@ s.t.
242.8 km
41.014 km/hr
2017 Greg van Avermaet
5hr 39min 5sec
Jens Keukeleire
@ s.t.
Peter Sagan
@ 6sec
249.2 km
44.095 km/hr