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Eneco TourDescription : The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.The Tour of the Netherlands began on 6 May 1948, but only became an annual event in 1975. From about 2000 it was known as the Eneco tour. The start of the UCI's ProTour in 2005 saw the faltering tour reorganised and reinvigorated.The ENECO Tour continues the faltering Tour of the Netherlands,... Page:e107

Eneco Tour of Benelux
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Race details
DateAugust
RegionBenelux
English nameEneco Tour of Benelux
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI World Tour
TypeStage-race
Race directorRob Discart
History
First edition2005 (2005)
Editions11 (as of 2015)
First winner Bobby Julich (USA)
Most wins Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
 Tim Wellens (BEL) (2 each)
Most recent Tim Wellens (BEL)

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

History

The Tour of the Netherlands began on 6 May 1948, but only became an annual event in 1975. From about 2000 it was known as the Eneco tour. The start of the UCI's ProTour in 2005 saw the faltering tour reorganised and reinvigorated.

Organization

The ENECO Tour continues the faltering Tour of the Netherlands, which UCI president Hein Verbruggen deemed necessary for marketing reasons. The Dutch Tour organisation got a better sponsor (ENECO Energie). But because the race was not difficult enough, it could not be accepted into the new ProTour. At that point the organisation sought help from the organisation of the Tour of Belgium and the Tour de Luxembourg. They envisaged a Tour of the Benelux that would replace the three. This led to the Tour of Belgium as a co-organiser. The Tours of Belgium and Luxembourg will continue as such. The co-organisation or incorporation of the Tour de Luxembourg did not materialize, and since its inception the Eneco Tour has not crossed Luxembourgian territory yet. In the future the name ought to officially become the Tour of the Benelux.

Jerseys

The colors of the jerseys for the leaders of a classification have changed over the years.

Year(s)GeneralPointsMountainsYoungCombativity
2005A red jerseyA blue jerseyA white jerseyA yellow jerseyNo classification
2006A red jerseyA white jerseyNo classificationA yellow jerseyNo classification
2007A red jerseyA white jerseyNo jerseyNo classificationNo classification
2008A white jerseyA red jerseyNo jerseyNo classificationNo classification
2009A white jerseyA red jerseyNo classificationNo classificationNo classification
2010 & 2011A white jerseyA red jerseyNo classificationA green jerseyNo classification
2012-2014A white jerseyA red jerseyNo classificationNo classificationA black jersey
2015A white jerseyA red jerseyNo classificationNo classificationA green jersey

Winners

General classification

The winners since 2005 have been:

  • 2005 :  Bobby Julich (USA)
  • 2006 :  Stefan Schumacher (GER)
  • 2007 :  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
  • 2008 :  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
  • 2009 :  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
  • 2010 :  Tony Martin (GER)
  • 2011 :  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
  • 2012 :  Lars Boom (NED)
  • 2013 :  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE)
  • 2014 :  Tim Wellens (BEL)
  • 2015 :  Tim Wellens (BEL)

Points classification

The winners of the points classification were:

  • 2005 :  Allan Davis (AUS)
  • 2006 :  Simone Cadamuro (ITA)
  • 2007 :  Mark Cavendish (GBR)
  • 2008 :  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL)
  • 2009 :  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
  • 2010 :  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
  • 2011 :  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
  • 2012 :  Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA)
  • 2013 :  Lars Boom (NED)
  • 2014 :  Tom Dumoulin (NED)
  • 2015 :  André Greipel (GER)

Mountains classification

There have only been mountains classifications in 2005, 2007 and 2008. The winners were:

  • 2005 :  Christian Vande Velde (USA)
  • 2007 :  Martin Pedersen (DEN)
  • 2008 :  Floris Goesinnen (NED)

Young rider classification

The young rider classification is open for cyclists under 25. The winners of the young rider classification were:

  • 2005 :  Thomas Dekker (NED)
  • 2006 :  Stefan Schumacher (GER)
  • 2010 :  Tony Martin (GER)
  • 2011 :  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)

Combativity classification

The winners of the combativity classification were:

  • 2012 :  Laurens De Vreese (BEL)
  • 2013 :  Laurens De Vreese (BEL)
  • 2014 :  Kenneth Vanbilsen (BEL)
  • 2015 :  Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL)

Team classification

  • 2005 : Liberty Seguros–Würth
  • 2006 : Liquigas
  • 2007 : Quick-Step–Innergetic
  • 2008 : Team Columbia
  • 2009 : Rabobank
  • 2010 : Rabobank
  • 2011 : Team RadioShack
  • 2012 : Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
  • 2013 : Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
  • 2014 : Garmin–Sharp
  • 2015 : Lotto–Soudal

Most Stage Wins

Cyclist# StagesStages
1 Tom Boonen (BEL)72006: Stages 1 (Hoogeveen, Netherlands), 3 (Westmalle, Belgium) and 5 (Balen, Belgium)
2008: Stages 1 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 4 (Ardooie, Belgium)
2009: Stage 3 (Hasselt, Belgium)
2015: Stage 3 (Ardooie, Belgium)
 André Greipel (GER)72008: Stage 2 (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
2010: Stages 2 (Ardooie, Belgium) and 6 (Heers, Belgium)
2011: Stages 1 (Sint Willebrord, Netherlands), 2 (Ardooie, Belgium)
2013: Stage 4 (Vlijmen, Netherlands)
2015: Stage 2 (Breda, Netherlands)
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)42008: Stage 6 (Brussels, Belgium)
2009: Stages 6 (Roermond, Netherlands) and 7 (Amersfoort, Netherlands) (ITT)
2011: Stage 6 (Sittard, Netherlands)
4 Tyler Farrar (USA)32009: Stages 1 (Ardooie, Belgium), 2 (Brussels, Belgium) and 4 (Libramont, Belgium)
 Zdeněk Štybar (CZE)32013: Stages 3 (Brouwersdam, Netherlands) and 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
2014: Stage 2 (Heusden, Netherlands)
6 Alessandro Ballan (ITA)22005: Stage 5 (Verviers, Belgium)
2012: Stage 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)22009: Prologue (Rotterdam, Netherlands) (ITT)
2013: Stage 5 (Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands) (ITT)
 Philippe Gilbert (BEL)22006: Stage 7 (Ans, Belgium)
2011: Stage 3 (Andenne, Belgium)
 Marcel Kittel (GER)22012: Stages 1 (Middelburg, Netherlands) and 4 (Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands)
 Robbie McEwen (AUS)22007: Stage 3 (Putte, Belgium)
2010: Stage 1 (Rhenen, Netherlands)
 Manuel Quinziato (ITA)22006: Stage 3 (Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands)
2015: Stage 7 (Geraardsbergen, Belgium)
 Svein Tuft (CAN)22010: Prologue (Steenwijk, Netherlands) (ITT)
2012: Stage 6 (Ardooie, Belgium) (ITT)
 Max van Heeswijk (NED)22005: Stages 1 (Mierlo, Netherlands) and 5 (Hasselt, Belgium)
 Tim Wellens (BEL)22014: Stage 6 (Aywaille, Belgium)
2015: Stage 6 (Houffalize, Belgium)
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