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Tour de l'Eurométropole (1.1), Belgium

Formerly Circuit Franco-Belge

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

The Tour de l'Eurométropole is a professional stage race currently (2014) held late in the season on the Belgian-France frontier. Recent editions have had four stages held over four days.

First run in 1924 (that edition was won by Julien Perrain), it has been held continuously with the exception of the years 1940-1954 and 1968.

It was an amateur race from 1980 through 1995

The race's original name was Circuit Franco-Belge, but in 2011 it was renamed Tour de Wallonie-Picardie. That didn't last long and in 2012 it was given the title Tour de l'Eurométropole.

In 2005 the UCI classed it a 2.1 race and made it part of the UCI Europe Tour.

In 2016 it became a single-day race classed 1.1

Complete modern professional podium history:

Year 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Distance Average
Speed
km/hr
1996 Koos Moerenhout Mac Streel Frank Høj    
1997 Mario Aerts
12hr 41min 14sec
Hans de Clercq
@ 1min 23sec
Geert van Bondt
@ 1min 26sec
534 km 42.090
1998 Frank Høj
12hr 48min 27sec
Koen Beeckman
@ 32sec
Gzregorz Gwiazdowski
@ 1min 40sec
520 km 41.382
1999 Tayeb Braikia
11hr 55min 23sec
Bert Roesems
@ 18sec
Andreas Klier
@ 41sec
513.9 km 43.101
2000 Daniele Nardello
12hr 12min 48sec
Thierry Marichal
@ 37sec
Sylvain Chavanel
@ 3min 23sec
526.6 km 43.116
2001 Chris Peers
17hr 0min 13sec
Jacky Durand
@ 16sec
Remco Van der Ven
@ 2min 55sec
718 km 42.226
2002 Robbie McEwen
16hr 59min 29sec
Tom Boonen
@ 2sec
Christoph Von Kleinsorgen
@ 14sec
736 km 43.316
2003 Gerben Löwik
16hr 39min 48sec
Nico Mattan
@ 24sec
Dave Bruylandts
@ 34sec
734.2 km 44.061
2004 Jimmy Casper
17hr 19min 22sec
Steven de Jongh
@ 4sec
Nico Mattan
@ 15sec
713.4 km 41.183
2005 Marco Zanotti
17hr 17min 26sec
Jimmy Casper
@ 3sec
Sébastien Hinault
@ 4sec
724 km 41.873
2006 Kevin van Impe
16hr 24min 53sec
Danilo Hondo
@ 13sec
Olivier Kaisen
@ 15sec
690.8 km 42.084
2007 Gert Steegmans
16hr 58min 0sec
Mark Cavendish
@ 4sec
Philippe Gilbert
@ 14sec
738.8 km 43.544
2008 Juan Antonio Flecha
16hr 50min 49sec
Sébastien Rosseler
@ 12sec
Jürgen Roelandts
@ 18sec
736.4 km 43.711
2009 Tyler Farrar
18hr 27min 33sec
Tom Boonen
@ 8sec
Roger Hammond
@ 14sec
764.4
41.410
2010 Adam Blythe
15hr 37min 19sec
Sep Vanmarcke
@ 6sec
Jakob Fuglsang
@ 7sec
687.5 km 44.009
2011 Robbie McEwen
14hr 43min 44sec
Tom Veelers
@ 5sec
Christopher Sutton
@ s.t.
661.1 km 44.885
2012 Jurgen Roelandts
15hr 31min 48sec
Juan Antonio Flecha
@ 17sec
Guillaume van Keirsbulck
@ 19sec
671.8 km 43.258
2013 Jens Debusschere
15hr 39min 4sec
John Degenkolb
@ s.t.
Tyler Farrar
@ 9sec
683.3 km 43.786
2014 Arnaud Demare
15hr 5min 41sec
Jens Debusschere
@ 16sec
Theo Bos
@ s.t.
688.3 km 45.559
2015 Alexis Gougeard
15hr 31min 19sec
Martijn Keizer
@ 7sec
Jurgen Roelandts
@ 11sec
695 km 44.775
2016 Dylan Groenewegen
4hr 12min 55sec
Oliver Naesen
@ s.t.
Tom Boonen
@ s.t.
195.6 km 46.403 km/hr