|English name||Tour of Limburg|
|Local name(s)||Ronde van Limburg (in Dutch)|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Web site|| www|
|Editions||66 (as of 2019)|
The Tour of Limburg is a European single day cycle race held in the Belgian region of Limburg. The race was first organized in 1933 and remained on the calendar until 1994, with the course typically in and around the city of Sint-Truiden. After 1994 it was no longer organised until it was reinstated in 2012 as a 1.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour, with the host city now Tongeren.
|1934||Lode Roels||Van Hauwaert|
|1935||Frans Van Hassel||Génial Lucifer-Hutchinson|
|1936||Michel D'Hooghe||Van Hauwaert|
|1942||Gustaaf Van Overloop||Alcyon-Dunlop|
|1944||Ernest Sterckx||A. Trialoux-Wolber|
|1946||Edward Van Dijck||Roberty|
|1949||Rik Van Steenbergen||Mercier-Hutchinson|
|1952||Roger De Corte||Groene Leeuw|
|1953||Gaston De Wachter||L'Express|
|1958||Roger Baens||Cureghem Sportif|
|1961||Martin Van Geneugden||Carpano|
|1963||Jos Wouters||Solo-Terrot-Van Steenbergen|
|1965||Georges Van Coningsloo||Peugeot-BP-Michelin|
|1967||Edward Sels||Flandria-De Clerck|
|1970||Jan Van Katwijk||Willem II-Gazelle|
|1974||Frans Verbeeck||Watney-Maes Pils|
|1975||Guido Van Sweevelt||Maes Pils-Watney|
|1976||Frans Van Looy||Molteni-Campagnolo|
|1979||Guido Van Sweevelt||Ijsboerke-Warncke Eis|
|1980||Daniel Willems||Ijsboerke-Warncke Eis|
|1981||Ludwig Wijnants||Capri Sonne|
|1982||Werner Devos||Boule d'Or-Sunair|
|1983||Rudy Matthijs||Boule d'Or-Colnago|
|1984||Noël De Jonckheere||Teka|
|1993||Patrick Van Roosbroeck||La William-Duvel|
|2014||Mathieu van der Poel||BKCP–Powerplus|
|2015||Björn Leukemans||Wanty–Groupe Gobert|
|2016||Kenny Dehaes||Wanty–Groupe Gobert|
|2017||Wout van Aert||Vérandas Willems–Crelan|
|2018||Mathieu van der Poel||Corendon–Circus|
|2019||Eduard-Michael Grosu||Delko–Marseille Provence|
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