Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen

Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
Race details
Date Early September
Region Aartselaar, Belgium
English name Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
Local name(s) Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen (Dutch)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
First edition 1991 (1991)
Editions 22 (as of 2012)
First winner  Olaf Ludwig (GER)
Most wins  Niko Eeckhout (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent  Theo Bos (NED)

Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen (previously GP Rik Van Steenbergen) is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in September in Aartselaar, Belgium. The race, paying respect to the famous Belgian rider of the 1940s and 1950s, quickly gained importance and since 2005, it is a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. The race was canceled in 2013 and again in 2014 because the organizers were unable to raise sufficient funding. It is in danger of disappearing from the calendar.


Rider Team
1991 Germany Ludwig, OlafOlaf Ludwig (GER) Panasonic-Sportlife
1992 Belgium Deneut, PatrickPatrick Deneut (BEL) Lotto
1993 Italy Cipollini, MarioMario Cipollini (ITA) GB-MG Maglificio
1994 Uzbekistan Abdoujaparov, DjamolidineDjamolidine Abdoujaparov (UZB) Team Polti
1995 Belgium Steels, TomTom Steels (BEL) Vlaanderen 2002–Eddy Merckx
1996 Netherlands Koerts, JansJans Koerts (NED) Palmans
1997 Belgium Tchmil, AndreiAndrei Tchmil (BEL) Lotto–Mobistar–Isoglass
1998 Czech Republic Svorada, JánJán Svorada (CZE) Mapei–Bricobi
1999 Italy Figueras, GiulianoGiuliano Figueras (ITA) Mapei–Quick-Step
2000 Denmark Michaelsen, LarsLars Michaelsen (DEN) Française des Jeux
2001 Belgium Eeckhout, NikoNiko Eeckhout (BEL) Lotto–Adecco
2002 Germany Radochla, SteffenSteffen Radochla (GER) Team Coast
2003 Belgium Eeckhout, NikoNiko Eeckhout (BEL) Lotto–Domo
2004 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005 France Nazon, Jean-PatrickJean-Patrick Nazon (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance
2006 Belgium Eeckhout, NikoNiko Eeckhout (BEL) Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
2007 Belgium Avermaet, Greg VanGreg Van Avermaet (BEL) Predictor–Lotto
2008 Belgium Steegmans, GertGert Steegmans (BEL) Quick-Step
2009 Belgium Eeckhout, NikoNiko Eeckhout (BEL) An Post–Sean Kelly Team
2010 Belgium Van Staeyen, MichaelMichael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
2011 Netherlands van Hummel, KennyKenny van Hummel (NED) Skil–Shimano
2012 Netherlands Bos, TheoTheo Bos (NED) Rabobank

See also

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