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Nokere Koerse (1.1), Belgium

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

The Nokere Koerse is a single-day professional road race run in Flanders, in northern Belgium. This early season race has attained the status of a semi-classic.

The Nokere Koerse is almost the property of Belgian and Dutch racers. As of 2014, Belgians and Dutchmen have won all but six editions. Belgian rider Hendrik van Dijk, a superb rider of the 1990s, currently (2015) holds the record for most wins of the race at three: 1996, 1997 and 2000.

When the race was created in 1944 it was called the Grand Prix Jules Lowie, after a great Belgian racer of the 1930s and 1940s. Lowie's greatest accomplishment was winning the 1938 Paris-Nice. I think it was in 1947 that it was renamed Nokere Koerse.

Bad weather caused the cancellation of the 2013 edition. Also, the race was not run in 1959 and 1962.

The Nokere Koerse is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1944 Marcel Kint Theo Middelkamp Gustaaf van Overloop    
1945 Briek Schotte
3h 30min
Michel Remue
@ s.t.
Désiré Keteleer
@ s.t.
125 km 35.714
1946 Emmanuel Thoma
3hr 35min
André Pieters
@ 1 length
Briek Schotte
@ s.t.
120 km 30.901
1947 Albert Sercu
3hr 55min
Michel Remue
@ 30 meters
Odiel Vander Meerschaut
@ 4min
150 km 38.298
1948 Roger Cnockaert
3hr 50min
André Declerck
@ 1 length
Jérôme Renier
@ s.t.
131 km 34.174
1949 Ernest Stierckx
3hr 25min
Maurice Desimplaere
@ s.t.
Michel Remue
@ s.t.
140 km 40.974
1950 Jules Depoorter
3hr 36min
Roger Decock
@ 15sec
René Janssens
@ 25sec
150 km 41.667
1951 Gérard Buyl
3hr 35min
Maurice Bloome
@ s.t.
Valèkre Ollivier
@ s.t.
150 km 41.869
1952 Win van Est
4hr 25min
André Pieters
@ 7min
Rafael Jonckheere
@ 7min 55sec
166 km 37.584
1953 Basile Wambeke
4hr 17min
Henri Jochums
@ 1 wheel length
Julien Pascal
@ s.t.
152 km 35.486
1954 Jan Zagers
5hr 7min
Roger Decock
@ 2 bike lengths
Roger Desmet
@ s.t.
175 km 34.202
1955 Joseph Schils
4hr 26min
Briek Schotte
@ 10sec
Henri Denijs
@ s.t.
175 km 39.474
1956 Marcel Rijckaert
4hr 20min
Roger Declercq
@ s.t.
Lucien Mathys
@ s.t.
175 km 40.385
1957 André Auquier
5hr 6min
Pino Cerami
@ 45sec
Francis Kemplaire
@ s.t.
185 km 36.274
1958 Arthur De Cabooter
4h 33min
Gilbert Desmet
@ s.t.
Julien Schepens
@ s.t.
172 km 37.802
1959 Race not run
1960 Gilbert Desmet
4hr 7min
Lode Troonbeeckx
@ s.t.
Léopold Rosseel
@ s.t.
165 km 40.081
1961 Léon van Daele
3hr 30min
Jozef Vloeberghs
@ s.t.
Gilbert Maes
@ s.t.
150 km 42.857
1962 Race not run
1963 Frans de Mulder Daniel Doom Norbert Kerkhove    
1964 Robert de Middeleir Léon van Daele André Noyelle    
1965 Arthur de Cabooter
4hr 20min
Joseph Mathy
@ 1min 40sec
Gustaaf de Smet
@ 1min 55sec
168 km 38.768
1966 Jaak de Boever
3hr 55min
Oswald Declercq
@ 35sec
Reindert de Jongh
@ s.t.
150 km 38.296
1967 Walter Godefroot
3hr 49min
Jacques de Boever
@ 15sec
Roger Blockx
@ 20sec
150 km 39.301
1968 Frans Brands
3hr 45min
Roger Cooreman
@ 4 bike lengths
Michel Jacquemin
@ 30sec
150 km 40.00
1969 Roger Rosiers
5hr 15min
Frans Mintjens
@ 45sec
Michel Jacquemin
@ s.t.
213 km 40.571
1970 André Dierickx
4hr 6min
Patrick Sercu
@ 2min
Bernard Vanderkerkhove
@ s.t.
150 km 36.584
1971 Herman van Springel Eric Leman Maurice Eyers    
1972 Antoon Houbrechts Ronny van Marcke Willy Planckaert    
1973 Noël Vantyghem Claude Magni Gerard Vianen    
1974 Freddy Maertens Pierino Gavazzi Ronny de Witte    
1975 Marc Demeyer
3hr 40min
Willy Teirlinck
@ 50sec
Jan Raas
@ s.t.
150 km 40.91
1976 Luc Leman Luc de Brauwere Geert Malfait    
1977 Frans van Looy Gerrie Knetemann Roberto Ceruti    
1978 Gustaaf van Roosbroeck Jan Aling Jozef Jacobs    
1979 Hendrick Devos William Tackaert Antoon Houbrechts    
1980 Jos Van de Poel Johan Van der Velde Paul Jesson    
1981 Gerrie Knetemann Herman van Springel Claude Criquielion    
1982 William Tackaert Ludo de Keulenaer Rudy Matthijs    
1983 Walter Schoonjans
3hr 33min
Patrick Cocquyt
@ 45sec
Gerard Veldscholten
@ s.t.
147 km 41.41
1984 Jan Bogaert
3hr 23min
Patrick Versluys
@ s.t.
Erik Stevens
@ s.t.
147 km 43.49
1985 Didier Foubert Patrick Versluys Jan Bogaert    
1986 Luc Colijn
3hr 42min
Jan van Camp
@ 10sec
Ronny van Holden
@ 35sec
154km 41.62
1987 Etienne de Wilde Franky van Oyen Ludo Giesberts    
1988 Patrick Versluys
4hr 42min
Yves Godimus
@ 25sec
Danny Janssens
@ s.t.
180 km 38.30
1989 Rik van Slijcke
4hr 6min
Andrzej Mierzejewski
@ s.t.
Peter Spaenhoven
@ s.t.
165 km 40.34
1990 Herman Frison Roger Van den Bossche Filip van Vooren    
1991 Koen van Rooy Johan Capiot Martien Kokkelkoren    
1992 Johan Capiot Peter de Clercq Benjamin van Itterbeeck    
1993 Michel Cornelisse
3hr 40min
Jan Bogaert
@ s.t.

Mario de Clercq
@ s.t.

156 km 43.54
1994 Peter de Clercq
Michel Cornelisse
@ 14sec
Chris Peers
@ s.t.
156 km 42.74
1995 Jo Planckaert Michel Vermote
@ s.t.
Geert van Bondt
@ s.t.
153.6 km  
1996 Hendrik van Dijk
3hr 58min
Jelle Nijdam
@ 3sec
Michel Cornelisse
@ 9sec
154 km 38.82
1997 Hendrik van Dijk
4hr 40min
Win Feys
@ 20sec
Bart Voskamp
@ s.t.
160 km 39.34
1998 Scott Sunderland
3hr 38min
Leon van Bon
@ s.t.
Chris Peers
@ s.t.
154 km 42.39
1999 Jeroen Blijevens
4hr 37min
Michel van Haecke
@ s.t.
Wilfried Cretskens
@ s.t.
192 km 41.59
2000 Hendrik van Dijck
4hr 44min
Nico Mattan
@ s.t.
Jans Koerts
@ 5sec
193.7 km 40.92
2001 Michel van Haecke
4hr 39min
Bart Voskamp
@ 4sec
Niko Eeckhout
@ s.t.
193.4 41.59
2002 Aurélien Clerc
4hr 27min
Jans Koerts
@ 3sec
Steven de Jongh
@ 5sec
193.4 km 43.46
2003 Matthé Pronk
4hr 24min
Magnus Bäckstedt
@ s.t.
Hendrik van Dijck
@ s.t.
193 km 43.86
2004 Max van Heeswijk
4hr 25min
Rudi Kemna
@ s.t.
Jo Planckaert
@ s.t.
193 km 43.70
2005 Steven de Jongh
4hr 29min
Igor Abakoumov
@ s.t.
Geert Omloop
@ s.t.
193.2 km 43.09
2006 Bert Roesems
4hr 32min
Wouter Weylandt
@ 27sec
Jeremy Hunt
@ s.t.
193.2 km 42.62
2007 Leon van Bon
4hr 50min 50sec
Aart Vierhouten
@ 18sec
Geert Steurs
@ 35sec
197.5 km 40.755
2008 Wouter Weylandt
4hr 48min 31sec
Jürgen Roelandts
@ s.t.
André Greipel
@ s.t.
196.9 km 40.946
2009 Graeme Brown
4hr 22min
Ben Swift
@ s.t.
Sébastien Chavanel
@ s.t.
192.9 km 44.176
2010 Jens Keukeleire
4hr 35min 0sec
Kris Boeckmans
@ s.t.
Bobbie Traksel
@ s.t.
192.9 km 42.087
2011 Gert Steegmans
4hr 42min 16sec
Stefan can Dijk
@ s.t.
Graeme Brown
@ s.t.
195.9 km 41.641
2012 Francesco Chicchi
4hr 19min 42sec
Kris Boeckmans
@ s.t.
Boy van Poppel
@ s.t.
195.9 km 45.259
2013 Race cancelled because of bad weather
2014 Kenny de Haes
4hr 21min 39sec
Tom van Asbroeck
@ s.t.
Nacer Bouhanni
@ s.t.
199.3 km 45.702
2015 Kris Boeckmans
4hr 26min 50sec
Justin Jules
@ s.t.
Scott Thwaites
@ s.t.
197.7 km 44.454
2016 Timothy Dupont
4hr 34min 39sec
Kristoffer Halvorsen
@ s.t.
Dylan Groenewegen
@ s.t.
199.5 km 43.582 km/hr
2017 Nacer Bouhanni
4hr 7min 31sec
Adam Blythe
@ s.t.
Joeri Stallaert
@ s.t.
192.3 km 46.615 km/hr