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Eneco Tour of Benelux
Race details
Date August
Region Benelux
English name Eneco Tour of Benelux
Discipline Road
Competition UCI ProTour
Type Stage-race
History
First edition 2005
Editions 5 (as of 2009)
First winner  Bobby Julich (USA)
Most recent  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

Riders at the 2006 edition

Contents

History

The Tour of the Netherlands began on 6 May 1948, but only became an annual event in 1975. From about 2000 it was known as the Eneco tour. The start of the UCI's ProTour in 2005 saw the faltering tour reorganised and reinvigorated.

Organization

The ENECO Tour continues the faltering Tour of the Netherlands, which UCI president Hein Verbruggen deemed necessary for marketing reasons.[1] The Dutch Tour organisation got a better sponsor (ENECO Energie). But because the race was not difficult enough, it could not be accepted into the new ProTour. At that point the organisation sought help from the organisation of the Tour of Belgium and the Tour de Luxembourg. They envisaged a Tour of the Benelux that would replace the three. This led to the Tour of Belgium as a co-organiser. The Tours of Belgium and Luxembourg will continue as such. The co-organisation or incorporation of the Tour de Luxembourg did not materialize. In a few years, the name will officially become the Tour of the Benelux.

Winners

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General classification

The overall winner of the race by time wears a white jersey (Dutch: Witte trui or French: Maillot blanc).

Points classification

In 2005, the overall winner of the race by points (Dutch: Puntenklassement) wears a blue jersey (Dutch: Blauwe trui or French: Maillot bleu). This was changed to a white jersey however in 2006. In 2008 it changed again, to red.

Mountains classification

No jersey is awarded for leading this classification, but the winner does get a financial reward

Young rider classification

Before 2007, the best young (under 25) rider of the race got to wear a yellow jersey. (Dutch: Gele trui or French: Maillot jaune).

Team classification

Most Stage Wins

Cyclist # Stages Stages
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) 6 2006: Stages 1 (Hoogeveen, Netherlands), 3 (Westmalle, Belgium) and 5 (Balen, Belgium)
2008: Stages 1 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 4 (Ardooie, Belgium)
2009: Stage 3 (Hasselt, Belgium)
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) 3 2009: Stages 1 (Ardooie, Belgium), 2 (Brussels, Belgium) and 4 (Libramont, Belgium)
2  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 3 2008: Stage 6 (Brussels, Belgium)
2009: Stages 6 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 7 (Amersfoort, Netherlands)
4  Max van Heeswijk (NED) 2 2005: Stages 1 (Mierlo, Netherlands) and 5 (Hasselt, Belgium)

References

  • ^  Graat, John (August 3, 2005). 'Fantastische' Pro Tour zegen voor profronde. Trouw (Dutch newspaper), p. 13.

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Eneco Tour of Benelux
Race details
Date August
Region Benelux
English name Eneco Tour of Benelux
Discipline Road
Competition UCI ProTour
Type Stage-race
History
First edition 2005
Editions 6 (as of 2010)
First winner  Bobby Julich (USA)
Most wins  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
Most recent  Tony Martin (GER)

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

Contents

History

The Tour of the Netherlands began on 6 May 1948, but only became an annual event in 1975. From about 2000 it was known as the Eneco tour. The start of the UCI's ProTour in 2005 saw the faltering tour reorganised and reinvigorated.

Organization

The ENECO Tour continues the faltering Tour of the Netherlands, which UCI president Hein Verbruggen deemed necessary for marketing reasons.[1] The Dutch Tour organisation got a better sponsor (ENECO Energie). But because the race was not difficult enough, it could not be accepted into the new ProTour. At that point the organisation sought help from the organisation of the Tour of Belgium and the Tour de Luxembourg. They envisaged a Tour of the Benelux that would replace the three. This led to the Tour of Belgium as a co-organiser. The Tours of Belgium and Luxembourg will continue as such. The co-organisation or incorporation of the Tour de Luxembourg did not materialize. In a few years, the name will officially become the Tour of the Benelux.

Winners

General classification

The overall winner of the race by time wears a white jersey (Dutch: Witte trui or French: Maillot blanc).

Points classification

In 2005, the overall winner of the race by points (Dutch: Puntenklassement) wears a blue jersey (Dutch: Blauwe trui or French: Maillot bleu). This was changed to a white jersey however in 2006. In 2008 it changed again, to red.

Mountains classification

No jersey is awarded for leading this classification, but the winner does get a financial reward

Young rider classification

Before 2007, the best young (under 25) rider of the race got to wear a yellow jersey. (Dutch: Gele trui or French: Maillot jaune).

Team classification

Most Stage Wins

Cyclist # Stages Stages
1 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Tom Boonen (BEL) 62006: Stages 1 (Hoogeveen, Netherlands), 3 (Westmalle, Belgium) and 5 (Balen, Belgium)
2008: Stages 1 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 4 (Ardooie, Belgium)
2009: Stage 3 (Hasselt, Belgium)
2  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 32008: Stage 6 (Brussels, Belgium)
2009: Stages 6 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 7 (Amersfoort, Netherlands) (ITT)
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) 32009: Stages 1 (Ardooie, Belgium), 2 (Brussels, Belgium) and 4 (Libramont, Belgium)
2  André Greipel (GER) 32008: Stage 2 (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
2010: Stages 2 (Ardooie, Belgium) and 6 (Heers, Belgium)
5  Robbie McEwen (AUS) 22007: Stage 3 (Putte, Belgium)
2010: Stage 1 (Rhenen, Netherlands)
5  Max van Heeswijk (NED) 22005: Stages 1 (Mierlo, Netherlands) and 5 (Hasselt, Belgium)

References

  • ^ Graat, John (August 3, 2005). 'Fantastische' Pro Tour zegen voor profronde. Trouw (Dutch newspaper), p. 13.

External links


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