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Dwars door Vlaanderen

The race, which can be translated as "Across Flanders", was for the first time organised in 1945. During the first years, it was called "Dwars door België", which means "Across Belgium".

Traditionnally, it takes place on Wednesday, a week and a half before the Tour of Flanders. The arrival is in Waregem.






The edition 2016 took place on Wednesday, March 23th.

Start in Roeselare. The first part is rather flat. After 91 km, the first hill, the Nieuwe Kwaremont, has to be climbed.

From then on, the climbs are following each other smoothly :

Kattenberg after 111 km
Leberg after 123 km
Valkenberg after 131 km
Eikenberg after 144 km
Taaienberg after 149 km
Oude Kwaremont after 167 km
Paterberg after 171 km
Vossenhol after 181 km
Holstraat after 186 km
Nokereberg after 193 km

The arrival lies in Waregem, after a total distance of 201km has been covered.

Course :

The horse as the symbol of Waregem

List of honour:

2016 J. Debusschere (BE)
2015 J. Wallays (BE)
2014 N. Terpstra (NlL)
2013 O. Gatto (IT)
2012 N. Terpstra (NL)
2011 N. Nuyens (BE)
2010 M. Breschel (DEN)
2009 K. Van Impe (BE)
2008 S. Chavanel (FR)
2007 T. Boonen (BE)
2006 F. Veuchelen (BE)
2005 N. Eeckhout(BE)
2004 L. Capelle (BE)
2003 R. Mcewen (AUS)
2002 B. Cooke (AUS)
2001 N. Eeckhout (BE)
2000 T. Hoffman (NL)
1999 J. Museeuw (BE)
1998 T. Steels (BE)
1997 A. Tchmil (BE)
1996 T. Hoffman (NL)
1995 J. Nijdam (NL)
1994 C. Bomans (BE)
1993 J. Museeuw (BE)
1992 O. Ludwig (DE)
1991 E. Vanderaerden (BE)
1990 E. Van Hooydonck (BE)
1989 D. De Wolf(BE)
1988 J. Thalen (NL)
1987 J. Nijdam (NL)
1986 E. Vanderaerden (BE)
1985 E. Planckaert(BE)
1984 Walter Planckaert (BE)
1983 ET. Dewilde (BE)
1982 J. Raas (NL)
1981 F. Hoste (BE)
1980 J. Vandermeer (NL)
1979 G. Vanroosbroeck (BE)
1978 A. Schipper (NL)
1977 Walter Planckaert (BE)
1976 Willy Planckaert (BE)
1975 C. Priem (NL)
1974 L. Verreydt (BE)
1973 R. Loysch (BE)
1972 M. Demeyer (BE)
1971 niet verreden
1970 D. Vanryckegem (BE)
1969 E. Leman (BE)
1968 W. Godefroot (BE)
1967 D. Vanryckegem (BE)
1966 W. Godefroot (BE)
1965 A. Hermans (BE)
1964 P. Van Est (NL)
1963 C. Roman (BE)
1962 M. Van Geneugden (BE)
1961 M. Meuleman (BE)
1960 A. Decabooter (BE)
1959 R. Baens (BE)
1958 A. Vlaeyen (BE)
1957 N. Fore (BE)
1956 L. Demunster (BE)
1955 A. Schotte (BE)
1954 G. Derijcke (BE)
1953 A. Schotte (BE)
1952 A. Malbrancke (BE)
1951 R. Impanis (BE)
1950 A. Rosseel (BE)
1949 R. Impanis (BE)
1948 A. Rosseel (BE)
1947 A. Sercu (BE)
1946 M. Desimpelaere (BE)
1945 R. Van Steenbergen (BE)

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Location: Waregem, Belgium (Explore routes near Waregem, Belgium.)

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