Gent- Wevelgem is a Belgian cycling race.
The discharged since 1934 on the streets of the Belgian provinces of West -day race belonged since the introduction of the UCI ProTour 2005 this series of the most important bike race of the year. Since 2011, the race is part of the follow-up series UCI World Tour. The route from Gent- Wevelgem has unlike most Flemish Spring Classic, a relatively flat profile. The biggest obstacle represents the Mount Kemmel, a typical Flemish Helling ( German slope) with a short but enormously steep and unpaved increase.
The low profile of the race also has an effect on the list of winners: So could a sprinter Mario Cipollini win as the classic three times. Also three times decided the Belgian Eddy Merckx, Rik Van Looy, Robert Van Eenaeme and Tom Boonen, the race itself. The only German winner Andreas Klier are (2003), Marcus Burghardt (2007 ) and John Degenkolb (2014).
Since 2012, the race is also geared for women.
- 2014 Germany John Degenkolb
- 2013 Slovakia Peter Sagan
- 2012 Belgium Tom Boonen
- 2011 Belgium Tom Boonen
- Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway 2009
- 2008 Spain Óscar Freire
- 2007 Germany Marcus Burghardt
- 2006 Norway Thor Hushovd
- 2005 Belgium Nico Mattan
- 2004 Belgium Tom Boonen
- 2003 Germany Andreas Klier
- 2002, Italy Mario Cipollini
- 2001 United States George Hincapie
- Geert Van Bondt 2000 Belgium
- 1999 Belgium Tom Steels
- 1998 Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke
- 1997 France Philippe Gaumont
- 1996 Belgium Tom Steels
- 1994 Belgium Wilfried Peeters
- 1993 Italy Mario Cipollini
- 1992 Italy Mario Cipollini
- 1991 Uzbekistan Dschamolidin Abduschaparow
- 1990 Belgium Herman Frison
- 2014 United States Lauren Hall
- 2013 Netherlands Kirsten Wild