History

Netherlands

1. Fabio Jakobsen

Germany

2. Maximilian Richard Walscheid

United Kingdom

3. Christopher Lawless

  • France
    4. Hugo Hofstetter
  • Belgium
    5. Roy Jans
  • Belgium
    6. Kris Boeckmans
  • Austria
    7. Marco Haller
  • Latvia
    8. Emils Liepins
  • Belgium
    9. Jasper Philipsen
  • Italy
    10. Matteo Moschetti
  • Belgium
    11. Jonas Van Genechten
  • Netherlands
    12. Maarten van Trijp
  • Denmark
    13. Nicolai Philip Brochner Nielsen
  • Belgium
    14. Timothy Dupont
  • Belgium
    15. Amaury Capiot
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2019
NL
Fabio Jakobsen
DE
Maximilian Richard Walscheid
GB
Christopher Lawless
2018
NL
Fabio Jakobsen
DE
Pascal Ackermann
GB
Christopher Lawless
2017
DE
Marcel Kittel
IT
Elia Viviani
FR
Nacer Bouhanni
2016
DE
Marcel Kittel
GB
Mark Cavendish
DE
André Greipel
2015
NO
Alexander Kristoff
BE
Edward Theuns
BY
Yauheni Hutarovich
2014
DE
Marcel kittel
US
Tyler Farrar
NL
Danny van Poppel
2013
DE
Marcel Kittel
GB
Mark Cavendish
NL
Barry Markus
2012
DE
Marcel Kittel
US
Tyler Farrar
NL
Theo Bos
2011
GB
Mark Cavendish
RU
Denis Galimzyanov
BY
Yauheni Hutarovich
2010
US
Tyler Farrar
AU
Robbie McEwen
DE
Robert Förster
2009
IT
Allesandro Petacchi
NL
Kenny van Hummel
CA
Dominique Rollin
2008
GB
Mark Cavendish
BE
Tom Boonen
AU
Robbie McEwen
2007
GB
Mark Cavendish
AU
Robbie McEwen
BE
Gert Steegmans
2006
BE
Tom Boonen
NL
Steven de Jongh
BE
Gert Steegmans
2005
NL
Thorwald Veneberg
LT
Tomas Vaitkus
IT
Simone Cadamuro
2004
BE
Tom Boonen
AU
Robbie McEwen
IT
Simone Cadamuro
2003
BE
Ludovic Capelle
EE
Jaan Kirsipuu
DE
Steffen Radochla
2002
AU
Robbie McEwen
BE
Tom Steels
NL
Stefan van Dijk
2001
IT
Endrio Leoni
NL
Jeroen Bijlevens
NO
Kurt-Asle Arvesen
2000
IT
Endrio Leoni
NL
Jeroen Bijlevens
NL
Leon van Bon
1999
NL
Jeroen Blijlevens
DE
Erik Zabel
NL
Tristan Hoffman
1998
NL
Servais Knaven
NL
Leon van Bon
BE
Bart Leysen
1997
DE
Erik Zabel
BE
Johan Museeuw
BE
Andrei Tchmil
1996
BE
Frank Vandenbroucke
BE
Tom Steels
BE
Eric Vanderaerden
1995
IT
Rossano Brasi
BE
Peter Roes
IT
Giovanni Fidanza
1994
BE
Peter Van Petegem
BE
Dirk De Wolf
UZ
Djamolidine Abdoujaparov
1993
IT
Mario Cipollini
BE
Wilfried Nelissen
IT
Giuseppe Citterio
1992
BE
Wilfried Nelissen
BE
Johan Museeuw
NL
Michel Cornelisse
1991
IT
Mario Cipollini
BE
Jan Bogaert
BE
Johan Capiot
1990
NL
John Talen
BE
Eric Vanderaerden
BE
Johan Museeuw
1989
BE
Jean-Marie Wampers
BE
Frank Hoste
NL
John van den Akker
1988
NL
Jean-Paul van Poppel
BE
Eddy Planckaert
NL
Hans Daams
1987
BE
Etienne De Wilde
NL
Jean-Paul van Poppel
BE
Marnix Lameire
1986
NL
Jean-Paul van Poppel
BE
Wim Arras
BE
Eric Vanderaerden
1985
NL
Adrie van der Poel
BE
Ludwig Wijnants (gediskwalificeerd)
BE
Marc Sergeant (gediskwalificeerd)
1984
BE
Ludo Peeters
BE
Jean-Marie Wampers
BE
Ludwig Wijnants
1983
BE
Jan Bogaert
BE
Ludo Schurgers
BE
Frank Hoste
1982
BE
Ludo Schurgers
BE
Jan Nevens
BE
Charles Jochums
1981
NL
Ad Wijnands
BE
Willy Teirlinck
BE
Jos Jacobs
1980
BE
Ludo Peeters
BE
René Martens
NL
Jan Raas
1979
BE
Daniel Willems
BE
Frank Hoste
BE
Alfons De Wolf
1978
DE
Dietrich Thurau
NL
Martin Havik
NL
Aad van den Hoek
1977
BE
Marc Demeyer
BE
Ludo Peeters
BE
Ronan De Meyer
1976
BE
Frans Verbeeck
BE
Roger De Vlaeminck
BE
Gustaaf Van Roosbroeck (gediskwalificeerd)
1975
BE
Ronald De Witte
DE
Dietrich Thurau
BE
Freddy Maertens
1974
BE
Marc Demeyer
BE
Julien Stevens
BE
Englebert Opdebeeck
1973
BE
Freddy Maertens
BE
Louis Verreydt
BE
Marc Demeyer
1972
BE
Eddy Merckx
BE
Herman Vanspringel
BE
Willy Planckaert
1971
BE
Gustaaf Van Roosbroeck
BE
Frans Mintjens
BE
Johan De Muynck
1970
BE
Roger De Vlaeminck
BE
Raf Hooyberghs
BE
Alfons Scheys
1969
BE
Walter Godefroot
BE
Roger De Vlaeminck
NL
Rini Wagtmans
1968
BE
Ward Sels
NL
Harry Steevens
NL
Gérard Vianen
1967
BE
Paul In 't Ven
NL
Henk Nijdam
BE
Joseph Mathy
1966
BE
Jos Spruyt
BE
Rik Pauwels
BE
Louis Proost
1965
BE
Willy Vannitsen
BE
Louis Proost
BE
Jos Huysmans
1964
BE
Jos Hoevenaars
BE
Jos Huysmans
BE
Frans Aerenhouts
1963
BE
Petrus Oellibrandt
BE
Guillaume Van Tongerloo
BE
Alfons Hellemans
1962
BE
Petrus Oellibrandt
BE
John Van Tongerloo
BE
Vic Van Schil
1961
BE
Raymond Vrancken
BE
Marcel Janssens
NL
Piet van Hees
1960
BE
Petrus Oellibrandt
BE
Marcel Buys
NL
Michel Stolker
1959
BE
Willy Butzen
BE
Lucien Demunster
BE
Jef Van Bael
1958
BE
Raymond Vrancken
BE
Frans Van Looveren
BE
Jef Van Bael
1957
BE
Rik Van Looy
BE
Rik Luyten
BE
Jan Van Gompel
1956
BE
Rik Van Looy
BE
Marcel Janssens
DK
Kaj-Allan Olsen
1955
BE
Briek Schotte
BE
Marcel Janssens
BE
Jos De Feyter
1954
BE
Roger Decock
BE
Willy Lauwers
BE
Ernest Sterckx
1953
NL
Hans Dekkers
BE
Leo Buyst
BE
Karel Debaere
1952
BE
Roger De Corte
BE
Karel Debaere
BE
Ernest Sterckx
1951
BE
Ernest Sterckx
BE
Valére Ollivier
BE
Georges Claes
1950
BE
André Pieters
BE
Lode Poels
BE
Ernest Sterckx
1949
BE
Roger De Corte
BE
Valère Ollivier
BE
Ernest Sterckx
1948
BE
Achiel Buysse
BE
Frans Knaepkens
NL
Theo Middelkamp
1947
BE
René Mertens
BE
Albert Sercu
NL
Theo Middelkamp
1946
BE
Stan Ockers
BE
Ernest Sterckx
BE
Gustaaf Van Overloop
1944
BE
Frans Knaepkens
BE
Staf Bonvarlez
BE
Louis Joris
1943
BE
Eloi Meulenberg
BE
Roger Van Melkebeke
BE
Robert Van Eenaeme
1942
BE
Lode Busschops
BE
Lode Janssens
BE
Hector Bruneel
1941
BE
Stan Ockers
BE
Odiel Van Den Meerschaut
BE
Emiel Faignaert
1939
BE
Achiel Buysse
BE
Auguste Toubeau
BE
Roger Vandendriessche
1938
BE
Antoon Dignef
BE
Aloïs De Bruyne
BE
Achiel Buysse
1937
BE
Sylvain Grysolle
BE
Michel D'Hooghe
BE
Jef Huts
1936
BE
Marcel Van Schil
BE
Frans Van Hassel
BE
Camiel Michielsen
1935
BE
Gérard Loncke
BE
Ward Vissers
BE
Gustaaf Deloor
1934
BE
Léon Tommies
BE
Fred Hamerlinck
BE
Jef Moerenhout
1933
BE
Jozef Horemans
BE
Louis Hardiquest
BE
Louis Duerloo
1932
BE
Godfried De Vocht
BE
Denis Verschueren
BE
Lucien Verdyck
1931
BE
Godfried De Vocht
BE
Odiel Van Hevel
BE
Denis Verschueren
1930
BE
Denis Verschueren
BE
Jef Wauters
BE
August Reyns
1929
BE
Jef Wauters
BE
André Verbist
BE
Fred Hamerlinck
1928
BE
Jef Dervaes
BE
André Verbist
BE
Jan Mertens
1927
BE
Georges Ronsse
BE
Armand Van Bruaene
BE
Constant Van Impe
1926
BE
Jef Dervaes
BE
Jan Mertens
NL
Marinus Valentijn
1925
BE
Karel Van Hassel
BE
André Verbist
BE
Rik Hoevenaars
1924
BE
René Vermandel
BE
Denis Verschueren
BE
Adolf Van Bruaene
1923
BE
Emiel Thollembeek
BE
Maurice De Waele
BE
Denis Verschueren
1922
BE
Florent Vandenberghe
BE
Henri Moerenhout
BE
Alfons Van Hecke
1921
BE
René Vermandel
BE
Isidoor Mechant
BE
John Van Ruysseveldt
1920
BE
Victor Lenaers
BE
Jean-Baptiste Mosselmans
BE
Jacques Bervoets
1919
BE
Isidoor Mechant
BE
Karel Block
BE
Marcel Buysse
1914
BE
Jacques Octave
BE
Guillaume Perwez
BE
Edmond Dessy
1913
BE
Jef Van Wetter
BE
Vermeylen
BE
Yzermans
1912
BE
Jef Van Wetter
BE
Frans Tyck
BE
Vermeylen
1911
BE
Florent Luyckx
BE
Frans Tyck
BE
Jan Van Ingelghem
1910
BE
Florent Luyckx
BE
Jozef Bouw
BE
Louis Valckenaers
1909
BE
Raymond Van Parijs
BE
Jules Wiot
BE
Baets
1908
BE
Adrien Kranskens
BE
Guido Devogelaere
BE
Jules Bayens
1907
FR
Maurice Leturgie
BE
Eugène Platteau
BE
François Verstraeten

2017-04-05 105th Scheldeprijs

The 105th Scheldeprijs will go into the history books as Tom’s Boonen last race on Belgium soil. As a tribute to his impressive career, his hometown of Mol was for this special occasion chosen to be the start place of the Scheldeprijs.
Major Paul Rotthier of Mol was the proud host for the many fans that showed up to pay tribute to Tom Boonen. The 166 participants (without Mark Cavendish who had to give forfeit with an injury) left the Rondplein and soon after the start a group of seven riders broke away from the peloton: Christophe Prémont, Julien Stassen,  Marco Mathis, Frederik Veuchelen, Stijn Steels, Pim Lighthart,  Eugert Zhupa. The peloton kept control of the race and never allowed the seven more than a five-minute lead.
Lightart en the Albanian champion Zhupa, the last two survivors of the leading group, were caught in the streets of Schoten and the peloton prepared itself for the three local laps to the finish. In the preparation for the sprint, about 4 km before the finish, Dylan Groenewegen and Greipel, two of the favorites, unfortunately crashed. Piloted by his teammates, including Tom Boonen, Mark Kittel had no real contenders in the sprint. It was Olympic champion Elia Viviani who came in second at a honorable distance and Frenchmen Nace Bouhanni took the third place on the podium. This was already the German’s fifth win in the Scheldeprijs, adding to the tally of Quick Step.

2016-04-06 104th Scheldeprijs

It’s cold and windy for the 162 riders at the start of the 104e Scheldeprijs at the MAS in Antwerpen To enhance the safety of the riders the organization reduced the number of teams to 22 ( before 25) and added some curves in the last kilometers ahead of the finish at the Churchillaan.
After 15 km six riders break away from the peloton: Lieuwe Westra, Beren De Vries, Steve Tronet (France champion ), Sander Helven, Nico Denz and Tomasz Kiendys. The peloton does not react. Jérôme Baugnies counterattacks, but without success.
The peloton controls the race and never allows the lead of the six in the front to become more than 5 or 6 minutes. Before reaching Schoten the peloton catches up with the riders in-front and a complete peloton starts on the final three local laps. One-by-one Frederik Backaert, Brian van Goethem, Preben Van Hecke (Belgium champion), Sébastien Turgot, Enrique Sanz, Maxime Cam and Nikolay Mihaylov attack, but it becomes clear that a group sprint will be inevitable.
Marcel Kittel is the fastest ahead of Mark Cavendish and André Greipel. Edward Theuns, second last year, ends in fourth place and becomes the first Belgium rider. Marcel Kittel now is the sole record keeper of the Scheldeprijs with a total of four victories.
Noteworthy is the fact that not one crash was recorded during the race.

2014-04-09 102nd Scheldeprijs

Spring mild temperatures welcome 198 riders at the start of the 102nd old Antwerp Classic at the MAS. Many spectators, a nice ambiance: what is necessary to create a festive atmosphere! 92 years old René Mertens, a former winner and an honour guest, is also present at the start. He in fact would never miss the Scheldeprijs. He is on the sidewalk waiting for the start when he is the victim of a heart attack. He does not survive. « The best place for René to say goodbye », tell his friends. A minute of silence is observed in memory of the winner of the 1947 edition.  The race unfolds smoothly and is also very fast. Six riders go very early in the break and almost go to the finish (from km 5 to km 197!): Luke Rowe, Jan Ghyselinck, Ivan Balykin, Andrea Fedi, Alessandro Bazzana and Dimitriy Gruzdev. But the race finishes anyway with the traditional and unavoidable massive sprint. Without Cavendish (ill after Milan-Sanremo) at the start, Marcel Kittel has all the advantages on his side. The German wins very easily for the third time in a row. Thanks to that victory he tied Peet Oellibrandt and Mark Cavendish’s record. 

2013-04-03 101st Scheldeprijs

It is actually freezing when the 193 participants in the 101st Scheldeprijs take the start of the race in front of the MAS in Antwerp. Previously three-time winner and till then unbeaten Mark Cavendish admired the beautiful diamond awarded to the winner of that Scheldeprijs later in the afternoon in Schoten.  Nine riders go very soon in the break (Rast, Brammeier, Ojavee, Venter, Vanbilsen, Borchi, Kamyshev, Jensen and Barbé) but the gap with the bunch is never really big. After 50 km racing, the bunch breaks into several packs but after Cancellara and Eisel crashed, fortunately without much damage, the race becomes quieter. Later Sven Vandousselaere, Matthew Brammeier and Stefano Borchi also attack. They take up to 3 minutes ahead but they are caught up in Schoten.  Massive sprint in inevitable and Marcel Kittel is the fastest. A disappointed Mark Cavendish takes two. He looks for comfort from Peta Todd (his future wife) and that same day one year old daughter Delilah Grace.

2012-04-04 100th Scheldeprijs

For the very first time, the start of the event is given at the well-known MAS in Antwerp. Many people are present to applaud the 189 riders who take the start of this festive 100th edition of the race.  When the riders begin the last of the local laps, Kevin Hulsmans is the only rider left in the lead. He made part of a traditional long breakaway that started rather early. After the weather was nice and sunny during the entire day it suddenly starts raining hard and it is really difficult for the riders to avoid crashing. And several crashes occurred actually.  Young German rider Marcel Kittel wins the sprint ahead of former winner Tyler Farrar and Theo Bos. The first Belgian rider is Tom Van Asbroeck who finishes the 13th.

2011-04-06 99th Scheldeprijs

The weather is really nice and sunny at the time 194 riders (25 teams, 33 nationalities) take the start of the 99thScheldeprijs. Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme is one of the thousands of spectators presents on Antwerp Grote Markt that is packed with people. The early breakaway starts as soon as official start is given in Schoten. David Boucher, Adriano Malori, Vladimir Isaichev, Baptiste Planckaert and Dieter Cappelle form that break. The maximum gap with the bunch reaches 5’15” but it then starts progressively decreasing and at km 179, in the last but one local lap, Adriano Malori, the only rider still in the lead, is also caught by the bunch. From that moment on, things go very fast. A few crashes take place, evidence of the nervousness present in the bunch. Tom Boonen is the victim of two punctures but he is each time able to come back in the bunch. Edvald Boasson-Hagen collides with a tree and breaks three ribs. In the final sprint, nobody is able to beat Mark Cavendish who wins the Scheldeprijs for the third time in three participations. A crash occurs behind him. Tyler Farrar and Wouter Weylandt are amongst the victims but they are fortunately not badly hurt. This is not Sjef De Wilde’s case and there is concern that he is paralyzed. It is fortunately not the case. Sjef is taken to hospital but he is allowed to leave intensive cares after a few days and he recovers very quickly. Final sprint in Schoten is characterized by a crash. This happens for the second time in three years. This results in an inevitable controversy and the preparation of the 100th edition starts even earlier than usual.

2008-04-16 96th Scheldeprijs

“I like to take part in this race”, tells Tom Boonen on Antwerp Grote Markt where, three days after winning again in Roubaix, he is the focus of the public interest. Peet Oellibrandt, race record holder with three wins, is also present in Antwerp. His record is indeed in danger.  Koen Barbé and Albert Timmer go in the early break. The gap with the bunch reaches 13 minutes but the pack catches them after 180 km. British Stannard and Frenchman Boucher try to attack in the final but massive sprint is unavoidable. Tom Boonen believes he is winning the race and stops his effort too early while Mark Cavendish jumps and finally beats him on the line. Farewell victory, farewell (provisional) record. Tom manages to relativize his disappointment and there is a very funny scene on the podium when exuberant Cav, a bottle of champagne in his hand, tumbles out of the podium. 

2007-04-18 95th Scheldeprijs

176 riders sign the start sheet on Antwerp Grote Markt. Tom Boonen is not present among them. The rider from Balen indeed suffered a car crash a few days before and he follows the race in Quickstep car, at the team manager’s side. The first hour is really fast and the average speed reaches 59, 7 km/h. After two hours, it reaches 48, 9 km. The pace of the bunch is indeed so fast that it is impossible to go in a break. Van Impe, Eeckhout, Moeren­hout, Thys, Weylandt, Knaven, Dehaes try nevertheless to escape but no way for them. In the final part of the race, Mattan and Gardeyn try their luck too but Lotto riders, Robbie McEwen’s teammates chase and the pack is very soon packed together again. But in the massive sprint, the Australian rider is surprised and defeated by young Mark Cavendish (Telekom). Mark who?

Mark Cavendish (°Laxey/Isle of Mann 21.05.1985)

The small, authoritarian Brit is the fastest sprinter of his generation, and one of the fastest in the whole cycling history. The Scheldeprijs 2007 was his first big victory. In the mean time he won it trice, as well as Milan-Sanremo (2009), the world championship (2011) and… 30 stages in the Tour and the green jersey in 2011. In 2013 with the victory in the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia he reached the milestone of 100 professional victories.

1963-07-30 51st Scheldeprijs

The weather is really hot on that festive Tuesday 1963 in Schoten. Everybody has already the World Championship that will take place on August 11 in Ronse in mind. A race that will make history but the 85 riders who take the start of the 51st of the Scheldeprijs have no idea about that yet.
John Van Tongerloo, Huub Zilverberg and Hugo Hellemans attack on the local laps. Peet Oellibrandt bridges the gap on his own. He proves one more time he is the strongest rider.  He attacks in the final part while Van Tongerloo, Hellemans and Zilverberg are no longer able to follow him.  John from Meerle takes place 2, exactly like he did it the year before. Thanks to this third victory Peet Oellibrandt established a new record.

1962-07-31 50th Scheldeprijs 

90 riders will take the start of the race but with a twenty minutes delay as a big traffic jam in so-called  ‘konijnenpijp’ made it impossible for riders coming from East and West Flanders to arrive on time in Schoten.
André Noyelle, Robert De Middeleir and Pol Rosseel arrived even later and can definitely not start.  Peet Oellibrandt is the last one to take place in the bucnh on the start line but today the last shall be first!
Peet Oellibrandt and John Van Tongerloo break together in the final; Vic Van Schil counter-attacks, but too late. Peet is faster than John and wins the ‘golden’ Scheldeprijs, which is in fact his second win in Schoten.

1960-08-02 48th Scheldeprijs

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PETRUS OELLIBRANDT - Beveren-Waas 01.12.1935- †15.06.2014)

He was a very strong rider in one-day races. He achieved his biggest win in 1959 when he won the Belgian Championship in Herentals, on the still young ‘Emperor’s doorstep. Rik Van Looy achieved a long breakaway earlier that day but he was caught on the local laps. The slender rider from Waasland was the first one to win the Scheldeprijs three times (1960-1962-1963).  In 2011 Mark Cavendish summed three victories too in the Scheldeprijs (2007-2008-2011) and equaled Oellibrandt’s record, just like Marcel Kittel in 2014, who became the only record holder in 2016 with his fourth win.