# The Brabantse Pijl (Brabant Arrow)

The Brabantse Pijl, is a semi-classic, held annually in Flemish and Walloon Brabant, and this since 1961.

The Alsemberg has always been the most famous climb in the race. Alsemberg was also for years the start and arrival place.

In 2004 however, the start was shifted to Zaventem, and since 2007 it was assigned to the city of Leuven (for a 5 years period). Until 2009, the finish was in Alsemberg, but since 2012, the race arrives in Overijse.

Winners since 2000 :

2000 Johan Museeuw (Be)

2001 Michael Boogerd (Nl)

2002 Fabien De Waele (Be)

2003 Michael Boogerd (Nl)

2004 Luca Paolini(It)

2005 Óscar Freire (Es)

2006 Óscar Freire (Es)

2007 Óscar Freire (Es)

2008 Sylvain Chavanel (Fr)

2009 Anthony Geslin (Fr)

2010 Sébastien Rosseler (Be)

2011 Philippe Gilbert (Be)

2012 Thomas Voeckler (Fr)

2013 Peter Sagan (Slw)

2014 Philippe Gilbert (BE)

The Belgian Edwig Van Hooydonck holds the record with 4 victories (1987, 1991, 1993 and 1995).

**Edition 2014 :**The course remains almost the same as in 2013. The start lies in Leuven (Louvain), and the first part (that counts 11 hilles over 133 km) goes over Halle towards Overijse.

Once the cyclists arrive in Overijse, the race continues over a circuit of 23.4 km, including 5 climbs.

**Climbs :**

Rue de Hal after 57,4 km - at 146 km from the finish

Alsemberg after 67,3 km - at 135,8 km from the finish

Bruineput after 72,9 km - at 130,2 km from the finish

Krabosstraat after 75,4 km - at 127,7 km from the finish

Rue de Nivelles after 83 km - at 120 km from the finish

Chaussée de Bruxelles after 93,4 km - at 109,7 km from the finish

Rue François Dubois after 110,3 km - at 92,8 km from the finish

Hertstraat 1st x after 116,1 km - at 87 km from the finish ; 2nd x 139,5 km - at 63,6 km from the finish ; 3rd x 162,8 km - at 40,3 km from the finish ; 4th x 186,2 km - at 20,7 km from the finish

Holstheide 1st x after 122,7 km - at 80,4km from the finish ; 2nd x 146 km - at 57,1 km from the finish ; 3rd x 169,4 km - at 33,7 km from the finish ; 4th x 192,8 km - at 10,3 km from the finish

Ijskelderlaan 1st x after 128,7 km - at 74,4 km from the finish ; 2nd x after 152,1 km - at 51 km from the finish ; 3rd x 175,5 km - at 27,8 km from the finish ; 4th x 198,8 km - at 4,3 km from the finish

Schavei 1st x after 132,8 km - at 70,3 km from the finish ; 2nd x 156,1 km - at 47 km from the finish ; 3rd x 179,5 km - at 23,6 km from the finish ; 4th x 202,9 km - at 0,2 km from the finish

Hagaard 1st x after 135,7 km - at 67,4 km from the finish ; 2nd x 159,1 km - at 44 km from the finish ; 182,4 km - at 20,7 km from the finish

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**Location:** Overijse, Belgium (Explore routes near Overijse, Belgium.)