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Tour de Belgique - Tour of Belgium - Ronde van België (HC), Belgium

The Tour of Belgium (Tour de Belgique in French, Ronde van België in Flemish) is one of the oldest stage races in cycling, its first edition in 1908 predating the first Giro d'Italia by a year. A look at the results below will show that besides the war years, the race was not organized continuously after the Second World War. The race wasn't organized in the last decades of the 20th century because 1-day races are much more popular in Belgium.

It now has a stellar "HC" ranking and attracts a field commensurate with its ancient history and high ranking.

No one has won the Tour of Belgium 3 times. Even Eddy Merckx could only win it twice.

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1908 Lucien Petit-Breton
36hr 47min 32sec
Gustave Garrigou
@ 1hr 16min 5sec
Eugène Platteau
@ 1hr 23min 30sec
1067 km 29.0
1909 Paul Duboc
43hr 22min 21sec
Jean Alavoine
@ 1min 37sec

Cyrille Van Hauwaert
@ 19min 39sec

1236 km 28.497
1910 Jules Masselis
16 points
Henri Devroye
25 points
Nestor Rosart
52 points
1742 km  
1911 René Vendenberghe
61hr 21min 41sec
Eugène Christophe
@ 18min 50sec
Maurice Leturgie
@ 28min 21sec
1778 km 28.976
1912 Odle Defraye
70hr 7min 50sec
Henri Pélissier
@ 28min 18sec
Andre Blaise
@ 1hr 14min 0sec
1990.4 km 28.383
1913 Dieudonné Gauthy
64hr 5min 50sec
21 Points

Emile Masson
29 points

Marcel Buysse
32 points
2092 km 32.638
1914 Louis Mottiat
74hr 9min 50sec
Jean Rossius
@ 25min 6sec
Paul Deman
@ 28min 41sec
2090 km 28.181
1915 - 1918 Race not held
1919 Emile Masson
53hr 31min 7sec
Hector Heuseghem
@ 14min 12sec
Jules Vanhevel
@ 34min 45sec
1383 km 25.841
1920 Louis Mottiat
54hr 19min 59sec
Albert Dejonghe
@ 27min 33sec
Léon Despontin
@ 35min 31sec
1365.5 km 25.132
1921 René Vermandel
51hr 17min 37sec
Emile Masson
@ 4min 4sec
Jules Vanhevel
@ 13min 22sec
1402 km 27.332
1922 René Vermandel
54hr 55min 12sec
Emile Masson
@ 7min 38sec
Théophile Beeckman
@ 18min 4sec
1350 km 24.581
1923 Emile Masson
50hr 26min 33sec
Félix Sellier
@ 3min 51sec
Nicolas Frantz
@ 4min 48sec
1379 km 27.338
1924 Félix Sellier
46hr 32min 55sec
Nicolas Frantz
@ s.t.
Adelin Benoit
@ 5sec
1284 km 27.584
1925 Denis Verschueren
50hr 2min 40sec
Maurice De Waele
@ 6min 26sec
August Verdijck
@ 17min 57sec
1325 km 26.476
1926 Jean Debusschere
41hr 4min 55sec
Félix Sellier
@ 18min 28sec
Maurice Depauw
@ 23min 0sec
1055 km 25.680
1927 Leopold Matton
39hr 6min 5sec
Rémy Van Impe
@ 10min 56sec
Josef Dervaes
@ 11min 2sec
1054 km 26.956
1928 Jules Vanhevel
37hr 20min 48sec
Julien Delbecque
@ 3min 49sec
René Vermandel
@ 17min 16sec
1069 km 28.623
1929 Armand Van Bruaene
36hr 54min 31sec
Maurice Dewaele
@ 2min 52sec
Raymond Decorte
@ 4min 46sec
1060 km 28.719
1930 Emile Joly
40hr 40min 36sec
Emile Decroix
@ 17sec
Hector Van Rossem
@ 1min 4sec
1085 km 26.673
1931 Maurice Dewaele
33hr 18min 42sec
Camille De Graeve
@ s.t.
Jean Wauters
@ 14min 56se
1028 km 30.860
1932 Léon Louyet
31hr 29min 37sec
Jozef "Flander" Horemans
@ s.t.
Eugène Gijbels
@ s.t.
1028 km 32.642
1933 Jean Aerts
34hr 12min 7sec
Alfons Deloor
@ 7min 7sec
Georges Ronsee
@ 8min 1sec
1132 km 33.096
1934 François Gardier
36hr 8min 58sec
Antoine Dignef
@ 2min 58sec
Alfons Deloor
@ 4min 47sec
1190 km 32.919
1935 Joseph Moerenhout
46hr 6min 49sec
Henri Garnier
@ 2min 12sec
Jean Wauters
@ 6min 18sec
1524 km 33.049
1936 Emile Decroix
34hr 20min 56sec
Robert Wierinckx
@ 1min 27sec
Frans Bonduel
@ 3min 23sec
1193 km 34.732
1937 Adolf Braeckeveldt
33hr 24min 32sec
René Walschot
@ 7min 36sec
Georges Christiaens
@ 8min
1193 km 35.709
1938 François Neuville
32hr 45min 17sec
Albert Ritserveldt
@ 4min 28sec
Frans Demont
@ 6min 4sec
1130 km 34.499
1939 Joseph Somers
32hr 50min 6sec
Antoine Dignef
@ 20min 30sec
Maurice Clautier
@ 22min 1sec
1148 km 34.963
1940-1944 Race not held
1945 Norbert Callens
36hr 18min 16sec
Sylvain Grysolle
@ 41sec
Désiré Keteleer
@ 1min 17sec
1203 km 33.136
1946 Albert Ramon
62hr 14min 11sec
Jan Engels
@ 10min 10sec
Julien Hamelryckx
@ 19min 37sec
2093 km 33.630
1947 Maurice Van Herzele
33hr 1min 18sec
Albert Ramon
@ 7min 52sec
Emile Rogiers
@ 10min 8sec
1066 km 32.282
1948 Stan Ockers
32hr 11min 2sec
Lucien Matthijs
@ 2min 44sec
André De Clerck
@ 3min 24sec
1115 km 34.645
1949 Ernest Sterckx
34hr 42min 38sec
Raymond Impanis
@ 6sec
Lucien Matthijs
@ 1min 8sec
1242 km 35.782
1950 Albert Dubuisson
34hr 18min 59sec
René Oreel
@ 6sec
Roger Gyselinck
@ s.t.
1275 km 37.154
1951 Lucien Matthijs
35hr 25min 3sec
Marcel Demulder
@ 28sec
Omer Braeckeveldt
@ s.t.
1252 km 35.348
1952 Henri Van Kerkhove
41hr 4min 54sec
Marcel De Mulder
@ 2min 56sec
Georges Vermeersch
@ 3min 50sec
1472 km 35.831
1953 Florent Rondele
37hr 34min 52sec
Briek Schotte
@ 1min 55sec
Pino Cerami
@ 2min 5sec
1292 km 34.379
1954 Henri Van Kerkhove
32hr 40min 4sec
Rik Van Looy
@ 12sec
Marcel Hendrikx
@ 3min 42sec
1182 km 36.182
1955 Alex Close
28hr 38min 5sec
Marcel Ernzer
@ 2min 16sec
Richard Van Ganechten
@ s.t.
1018 km 35.510
1956 André Vlayen
25hr 55min 5sec
Jozef Planckaert
@ 1min 19sec
Jean Brankart
@ 1min 42sec
982 km 37.889
1957 Pino Cerami
27hr 6min 52sec
Jean Vliegen
@ 1min 3sec
Firmin Bral
@ 1min 19sec
902 km 33.266
1958 Noël Foré
26hr 7min 42sec
Armand Desmet
26hr 7min 42sec
Jan Zagers
@ 2min 38sec
965 km 36.933
1959 Armand Desmet
24hr 46min 17sec
Pieter Van Der Plaetsen
@ 15sec
Kamiel Buysse
@ 2min 43sec
898 km 36.251
1960 Alfons Sweeck André Messelis
@ 22sec
Willy Truye
@ 1min 36sec
898 km  
1961 Rik Van Looy
23hr 29min 53sec
Armand Desmet
@ 2min 38sec
Willy Schroeders
@ 3min 22sec
885 km 37.663
1962 Noël Foré
21hr 21min 12sec
Peter Post
@ 19sec
Guillaume Van Tongerloo
@ 54sec
826.5 km 38.706
1963 Peter Post
21hr 40min 28sec
Hubertus Zilverberg
@ 1min 11sec
Frans Demulder
@ 1min 28sec
831.5 km 38.363
1964 Benoni Beheyt
20hr 45min 33sec
Peter Post
@ 7sec
Gilbert Desmet
@ 1min 15sec
817.5 km 39.380
1965 Jean Stablinski
21hr 26min 23sec
Gilbert Desmet
@ 12sec
Roger De Breuker
@ 1min 43sec
834 km 38.900
1966 Vittorio Adorni
21hr 22sec
Rolf Wolfshohl
@ 49sec
Joseph Huysmans
@ 1min 56sec
781.5 km 37.235
1967 Carmine Preziosi
21hr 35min 10sec
Herman Van Springel
@ 2sec
Jan Janssen
@ 43sec
805.8 km 37.330
1968 David Wilfried
21hr 1min 32sec
Marinus "Rini" Wagtmans
@ 29sec
Herman Van Springel
@ 36sec
805 km 38.287
1969 Eric De Vlaeminck
20hr 17min 32sec
Wim Schepers
@ 23sec
Herman Van Springel
@ 25sec
768.5 km 37.871
1970 Eddy Merckx
20hr 47min 55sec
Walter Godefroot
@ 3min 3sec
Eric De Vlaeminck
@ 8sec
820.5 km 39.450
1971 Eddy Merckx
21hr 35min 6sec
Herman Van Springel
@ 2min 42sec
Ferdu Bracke
@ 3min 57sec
794.5 km 36.808
1972 Roger Swerts
25hr 52min 16sec
Willy De Geest
@ 29sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 1min 33sec
977.5 km 37.783
1973 Leif Mortensen
24hr 28min 58sec
Herman Van Springel
@ 19sec
René Pijnen
@ 42sec
913.3 km 37.304
1974 Roger Swerts
23hr 16min 21sec
Ronald Dewitte
@ 47sec
Ferdi Bracke
@ 48sec
927.7 km 39.862
1975 Freddy Maertens
23hr 8min 27sec
Michel Pollentier
@ 20sec
Frans Verbeeck
@ 27sec
929 km 40.154
1976 Michel Pollentier
24hr 27min 25sec
Wilfried David
@ 4min 50sec
Freddy Maertens
@ 5min 51sec
953 km 38.966
1977 Walter Planckaert
21hr 39min 8sec
Guido Van Sweevelt
@ 13sec
Cees Priem
@ 16sec
859 km 39.673
1978 André Dierickx
24hr 11min 50sec
Freddy Maertens
@ 2min 20sec
Dietrich Thurau
@ 2min 32sec
912.9 km 37.727
1979 Daniel Willems
20hr 59min 49sec
Herman Van Springel
@ 41sec
Alfons De Wold
@ 1min 10sec
860 km 40.958
1980 Gerrie Knetemann
19hr 1min 5sec
Daniel Willems
@ 1min 4sec
Francesco Moser
@ 1min 15sec
793 km 41.697
1981 Ad Wijnands
25hr 18min 27sec
Ronny Claes
@ 2sec
Gery Verlinden
@ 3sec
917.6 km 36.258
1982-1983 Race not held
1984 Eddy Planckaert
22hr 22min 51sec
Marc Sergeant
@ 15sec
Ronny Van Holen
@ 51sec
900.2 km 40.222
1985 Ludo Peeters
23hr 21min 14sec
Phil Andersen
@ 23sec
Rudy Matthijs
@ 43sec
920.3 km 39.407
1986 Nico Emonds
23hr 51min 1sec
Marc Sergeant
@ 11sec
Nico Verhoeven
@ 15sec
882.6 km 37.006
1987 Race not held
1988 Frans Massen
23hr 43min 17sec
Eric Van Lancker
@ 18sec
Alan Peiper
@ 49sec
975.3 km 41.115
1989 Sean Yates
25hr 45min 48sec
Frans Massen
@ 1sec
Johan Museeuw
@ 25sec
1035.8 km 40.211
1990 Frans Massen
24hr 4min 34sec
Vladimir Poulnikov
@ 27sec
Adriano Baffi
@ 43sec
956.6 km 39.732
1991-2001 Race not held
2002 Bart Voskamp
18hr 10min 21sec
Ludo Dierckxsens
@ 11sec
Sylvain Chavanel
@ 12sec
724.1 km 39.846
2003 Michael Rogers
20hr 42sec
Bart Voskamp
@ 25sec
Robert Bartko
@ 30sec
794.6 km 39.707
2004 Sylvain Chavanel
19hr 19min 47sec
Bart Voskamp
@ 3sec
Max Van Heeswijk
@ 18sec
794 km 41.077
2005 Tom Boonen
19hr 10min 25sec
Bert Roesems
@ 24sec
Linas Balciunas
@ 33sec
850.1 km 44.337
2006 Maarten Tjallingii
20hr 18min 15sec
Sébastien Rosseler
@ 32sec
Max Van Heeswijk
@ 32sec
875.3 km 43.109
2007 Vladimir Gusev
17hr 4min 34sec
Maarten Tjallingi
@ 39sec
Leif Hoste
@ 40sec
762.8 km 44.670
2008 Stijn Devolder
18hr 8min 47sec
Greg Van Avermaet
@ 1min 11sec
Serguei Ivanov
@ 1min 35sec
776.3 km 42.779
2009 Lars Boom
17hr 56min 30sc
Koos Moerenhout
@ 18sec
Dominique Cornu
@ 28sec
750.4 km 41.824
2010 Stijn Devolder
16hr 35min 55sec
Dominique Cornu
@ 52sec
Bram Tankink
@ 1min
718,5 km 43.286
2011 Philippe Gilbert
16hr 48min 46sec
Greg Van Avermaet
@ 20sec
Björn Leukemans
@ 36sec
727.3 km 43.259
2012 Tony Martin
16hr 51min 28sec
Lieuwe Westra
@ 43sec
Carlos Barredo
@ 1min 2sec
735.2 km 43.61
2013 Tony Martin
17hr 28min 32sec
Lui Leon Sanchez
@ 36sec
Philippe Gilbert @ 51sec 731.8 km 41.88
2014 Tony Martin
16hr 31min 11sec
Tom Dumoulin
@ 16sec
Sylvain Chavanel
@ 26sec
723.4 km 43.790
2015 Greg van Avermaet
18hr 1min 16sec
Tiesj Bennot
@ 41sec
Gaetan Bille
@ 56sec
743.1 km 41.24
2016 Dries Devenyns
12hr 27min 30sec
Reto Hollenstein
@ 4sec
Stijn Vandenbergh
@ s.t.
544.5
km
43.71 km/hr
2017 Jens Keukeleire
16hr 59min 42sec
Rémi Cavagna
@ 6sec
Tony Martin
@ 11sec
728.6 km 42.87 km/hr