|Local name(s)||Nationale Sluitingprijs (in Dutch)|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Web site|| www|
|Editions||84 (as of 2017)|
Nationale Sluitingprijs is a semi classic European bicycle race held annually in Putte (Kapellen), Belgium. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Established in 1929, it is one of the last European races of the season.
|1930||Georges Ronsse||La Française-Diamant|
|1931||Godfried De Vocht||Génial Lucifer-Hutchinson|
|1932||Leo De Rijck||individual|
|1933||Leo De Rijck||individual|
|1955||Karel De Baere||Mercier-BP-Hutchinson|
|1958||Karel De Baere||Libertas-Dr. Mann|
|1962||Ludo Janssens||Solo-Van Steenbergen|
|1963||Gustaaf Desmet||Wiel's-Groene Leeuw|
|1964||Gustaaf Desmet||Wiel's-Groene Leeuw|
|1969||René Pijnen||Willem II-Gazelle|
|1972||Gustaaf Van Roosbroeck||Watney-Avia|
|1973||Gustaaf Van Roosbroeck||Rokado-De Gribaldy|
|1974||Frans Van Looy||Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria|
|1975||Johan van Katwijk||Alsaver-De Gribaldy|
|1976||Herman Van Springel||Flandria–Velda–West Vlaams Vleesbedrijf|
|1977||Frans Van Looy||Maes-Mini Flat|
|1979||Frans Van Looy||Kas-Campagnolo|
|1981||Jan Bogaert||Vermeer Thijs|
|1982||Luc Colijn||DAF Trucks|
|1983||Adrie van der Poel||Jacky Aernoudt Meubelen-Rossin-Campagnolo|
|1984||Dirk Heirweg||Safir-Van de Ven|
|1986||Adrie van der Poel||Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko|
|1987||Adrie van der Poel||PDM–Concorde|
|1989||Benjamin Van Itterbeeck||Lotto–Vlaanderen–Jong–Mbk–Merckx|
|1990||Ludo Giesberts||La William-Saltos|
|1992||Paul Haghedooren||Collstrop-Garden Wood-Histor|
|1993||Wim Omloop||La William-Duvel|
|1994||Maarten den Bakker||TVM–Bison Kit|
|1995||Tom Steels||Vlaanderen 2002–Eddy Merckx|
|2000||Steven De Jongh||Rabobank|
|2001||Wesley Van Speybroeck||Lotto–Adecco|
|2004||Max Van Heeswijk||U.S. Postal Service|
|2010||Adam Blythe||Omega Pharma–Lotto|
|2012||Wim Stroetinga||Koga Cycling Team|
|2016||Roy Jans||Wanty–Groupe Gobert|
|2017||Arvid de Kleijn||Baby-Dump Cyclingteam|
|2018||Taco van der Hoorn||Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij|
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