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E3 Prijs Harelbeke (World Tour), Belgium

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

The oddly named E3 (E3 is a Belgian highway) is an important Belgian race that kicks off a tough week of Flemish racing on a Saturday in late March that ends with the Tour of Flanders the following weekend.

It's an important race, not only as a vital tune-up for the Tour of Flanders (the race has some of the same ascents as the Tour of Flanders) but in its own right as a prestigious race that has had greats from Rik Van Looy, Jan Raas, Mario Cipollini to Tom Boonen win it.

The race was originally called Harelbeke-Anvers-Harelbeke. It kept that appellation through the first 12 editions and in 1970 became the E3.

Year

Winner

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1958 Armand Desmet
5hr 42min
Lucien Demunster
@ s.t.
Briek Schotte
@ s.t.
210 km 38.842
1959 Norbert Kerckhove
5hr 36min 18sec
Jan Zagers
@ 2min 5sec
Norbert Van Tieghem
@ s.t.
214 km 38.180
1960 Daniel Doom
5hr 9min
Odiel Van Der Linden
@ 2sec
Petrus Oellibrandt
@ 3sec
201 km 39.029
1961 Arthur De Cabooter
5hr 5min
Frans Aerenhouts
@ s.t.
André Noyelle
@ s.t.
202 km 39.737
1962 André Messelis
5hr 53min
Lép[old Schaeken @ 1min 20sec Frans De Mulder
@ s.t.
213 km 36.203
1963 Noël Fore
5hr 14min
Peter Post
@ s.t.
Josef Planckaert
@ s.t.
201 km 38.407
1964 Rik Van Looy
5hr 39min
Norbert Kerckhove
@ s.t.
Edgard Sorgeloos
@ s.t.
216 km 38.230
1965 Rik Van Looy
5hr 35min
Georges Vanconingsloo
@ s.t.
René Thysen
@ s.t.
215 km 38.507
1966 Rik Van Looy
5hr 59min
Willy Bocklandt
@ s.t.
Joseph Spruyt
@ s.t.
216 km 36.10
1967 Willy Bocklandt
5hr 26min
Jozef Huysmans
@ s.t.
Armand Desmet
@ 5sec
216 km 39.754
1968 Jacques De Boever
5hr 32min
Jozef Huysmans
@ s.t.
Herman Van Springel
@ 50sec
216 km 39.036
1969 Rik Van Looy
5hr 23min
Goerges Vanconingsloo
@ 25sec
Willy Vekemans
@ s.t.
215 km 39.938
1970 Daniel Van Ryckeghem
5hr 1min
Roger De Vlaeminck
@ s.t.
Roger Rosiers
@ s.t.
210 km 41.86
1971 Roger De Vlaeminck
5hr 57min
Georges Pintens
@ 3sec
Eddy Merckx
@ 8sec
235 km 39.495
1972 Hubert Hutsebaut
5hr 39min 25sec
Eddy Merckx
@ s.t.
Walter Godefroot
@ s.t.
226 km 39.950
1973 Willy Int'Ven
5hr 39min
Albert Van Vlierberghe
@ 22sec
Walter Planckaert
@ s.t.
226 km 40.0
1974 Herman Van Springel
5hr 31min
Freddy Maertens
@ s.t.
Frans Verbeeck
@ 8sec
226 km 40.966
1975 Frans Verbeeck
5hr 55min
Freddy Maertens
@ s.t.
Cees Bal
@ s.t.
226 km 38.197
1976 Walter Planckaert
5hr 41min
Walter Godefroot
@ s.t.
Daniel Verplancke
@ 25sec
228 km 40.117
1977 Dietrich Thurau
5hr 46min
Patrick Sercu
@ 2min 8sec
Eric De Vlaeminck
@ s.t.
233 km 40.404
1978 Freddy Maertens
5hr 40min
Jan Raas
@ 8sec
Ronald de Witte
@ 44sec
230 km 40.588
1979 Jan Raas
5hr 48min
Frank Hoste
@ 2sec
Michel Pollentier
@ s.t.
226 km 38.965
1980 Jan Raas
5hr 17min
Sean Kelly
@ s.t.
Rik Van Linden
@ s.t.
226 km 42.776
1981 Jan Raas
5hr 48min
Ludo Delcroix
@ s.t.
Fons De Wolf
@ 1min 10sec
226 km 38.965
1982 Jan Bogaert
5hr 45min
Roger De Vlaeminck
@ s.t.
Daniel Willems
@ s.t.
223 km 38.782
1983 William Tackaert
6hr 12min
Bert Oosterbosch
@ s.t.
Jan Jonckers
@ s.t.
236 km 37.165
1984 Bert Oosterbosch
5hr 13min
Eddy Planckert
@ 2min 4sec
Léo Van Vliet
@ 2min 6sec
225 km 43.13
1985 Phil Anderson
5hr 33min 12sec
Josef Lieckens
@ 15sec
Eddy Planckaert
@ s.t.
215 km 38.715
1986 Eric Vanderaerden
5hr 50min
Frits Pirard
@ s.t.
Jos Lammertink
@ s.t.
225 km 38.571
1987 Eddy Planckaert
5hr 4min
Jelle Nijdam
@ 12sec
Marc Sergeant
@ s.t.
225 km 44.408
1988 Guido Bontempi
4hr 55min
Alan Peiper
@ 3sec
Eddy Planckaert
@ 20sec
231 km 46.983
1989 Eddy Planckaert
5hr 12min
Adri Van Der Poel
@ s.t.
Marc Sergeat
@ s.t.
211 km 40.576
1990 Søren Lilholt
5hr 1min
Fabio Roscioli
@ 17sec
Adri Van Der Poel
@ 21sec
201 km 40.066
1991 Olaf Ludwig
5hr 12min
Phil Anderson
s.t.
Uwe Raab
@ 1sec
203 km 39.038
1992 Johan Museeuw
5hr 18min
Wiebren Veenstra
@ s.t.
Eric Vanderaerden
@ s.t.
205 km 38.679
1993 Mario Cipollini
4hr 59min 24sec
Olaf Ludwig
@ s.t.
Jelle Nijdam
@ s.t.
208 Km 41.683
1994 Andrei Tchmil
5hr 15min 30sec
Viatcheslav Ekimov
@ 8sec
Silvio Martinello
@ 10sec
206 km 39.175
1995 Bart Leysen
4hr 53min
Steffen Wesemann
@ 11sec
Carlo Bomans
@ s.t.
206 km 42.184
1996 Carlo Bomans
5hr 10min 44sec
Peter Van Petegem
@ 23sec
Wilfried Nelissen
@ 29sec
206 km 39.776
1997 Hendrik Van Dijck
5hr 11min
Paolo Fornaciari
@ s.t.
Brian Holm
@ 49sec
206 km 39.742
1998 Johan Museeuw
4hr 48min
Michele Bartoli
@ s.t.
Mirko Celestino
@ s.t.
205 km 42.708
1999 Peter Van Petegem
4hr 39min 10sec
Andrei Tchmil
@ s.t.
Frank Vandenbroucke
@ s.t.
206 km 44.274
2000 Serguei Ivanov
5hr 13min
Geert Van Bondt
@ 56sec
Chris Peers
@ s.t.
209 km 40.063
2001 Andrei Tchmil
5hr 8min 49sec
Steffen Wesemann
@ 1min 8sec
Martin Hvastija
@ 1min 10sec
200 km 38.858
2002 Dario Pieri
4hr 45min
Jo Planckaert
@ s.t.
Johan Museeuw
@ 27sec
209 km 44.00
2003 Steven De Jongh
4hr 33min
Steffen Wesemann
@ s.t.
Stijn Devolder
@ s.t.
209 km 45.934
2004 Tom Boonen
4hr 31min
Jaan Kirsipuu
@ s.t.
Andris Nauduzs
@ s.t.
195 km 43.173
2005 Tom Boonen
4hr 42min 54sec
Andreas Klier
@ s.t.
Peter Van Petegem
@ 13sec
200 km 42.417
2006 Tom Boonen
4hr 43min 38sec
Alessandro Ballan
@ 2sec
Aart Vierhouten
@ 1min 32sec
198 km 41.885
2007 Tom Boonen
4hr 55min 36sec
Fabian Cancellara
@ s.t.
Marcus Burghardt
@ s.t.
203 km 41.204
2008 Kurt Asle Arvesen
4hr 57min 3sec
David Kopp
@ 5sec
Greg Van Avermaet
@ s.t
203 km 41.003
2009 Filippo Pozzato
5hr 11min 49sec
Tom Boonen
@ s.t.
Maxim Iglinskiy
@ s.t.
208 km 40.024
2010 Fabian Cancellara
4hr 44min 34sec  
Tom Boonen
@ 3sec  
Juan Antonio Flecha
s.t.  
203 km  40.802 
2011 Fabian Cancellara
4hr 34min 49sec
Jurgen Roelandts
@ 1min 0sec
Vladimir Gusev
@ s.t.
202 km 44.102
2012 Tom Boonen
4hr 51min 59sec
Oscar Freire
@ s.t.
Bernard Eisel
@ s.t.
193 km 41.715
2013 Fabian Cancellara
5hr 8min 28sec
Peter Sagan
@ 1min 4sec
Daniel Oss
@ s.t.
212 km 41.236
2014 Peter Sagan
4hr 56min 31sec
Niki Terpstra
@ s.t.
Geraint Thomas
@ s.t.
212 km 42.898
2015 Geraint Thomas
5hr 15min 0sec
Zdenek Stybar
@ 25sec
Matteo Trentin
@ 38sec
215.3 km 41.010
2016 Michal Kwiatkowski
4hr 49min 34sec
Peter Sagan
@ 4sec
Ian Stannard
@ 11sec
206 km 42.684
km/hr
2017 Greg van Avermaet
4hr 48min 17sec
Philippe Gilbert
@ s.t.
Oliver Naesen
@ s.t.
206.1 km 42.895 km/hr