Grand Prix Criquielion

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Grand Prix Criquielion
Race details
DateMay
Region Hainaut, Belgium
Local name(s)GP Criquielion (in French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
Web site www.ententecyclisteacrenoise.be OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
History
First edition1991 (1991)
Editions26 (as of 2019)
First winnerFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Claude Criquielion  (BEL)
Most winsFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jelle Wallays  (BEL)(2 wins)
Most recentFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Arne Marit  (BEL)

The Grand Prix Criquielion is a European single day cycle race held each year in and around the Belgian village of Deux-Acren. The race was first organized in 1991 in honour of Claude Criquielion, who had announced his retirement that same year and was also the first winner of the race. The race is organized as a 1.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Winners

YearCountryRiderTeam
1991Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Claude Criquielion
1992–1994No race
1995Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Gino Primo
1996Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Johan Remels
1997Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Steve Van Aken
1998Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Sven Nys
1999Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Gianni David
2000Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Johan Verhaegen
2001Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Cameron Hughes
2002Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Renaud Boxus
2003Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Kurt Hovelijnck
2004Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Hamish Haynes Cyclingnews.com
2005Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Kevin Degezelle
2006Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Jonathan Henrion
2007Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Michael Blanchy Babes Only-Villapark Lingemeer-Flanders
2008Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Fabio Polazzi Bodysol-Euromillions-Pôle Continental Wallon
2009Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Nico Kuypers
2010Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Jelle Wallays Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2011Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Tim De Troyer
2012Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Tom David
2013Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Boris Vallée Color Code–Biowanze
2014Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Kevin Peeters Vastgoedservice–Golden Palace
2015Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Jelle Wallays Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2016Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Timothy Dupont Verandas Willems
2017Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Bram Welten BMC Development Team
2018Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Lionel Taminiaux AGO–Aqua Service
2019Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Arne Marit Lotto–Soudal U23

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