Hel van het Mergelland

Hel van het Mergelland
Race details
Date Early April
Region Limburg, Netherlands
Local name(s) Hel van het Mergelland (Dutch)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type One-day race
First edition 1973 (1973)
Editions 43 (as of 2016)
First winner  Jan Spijker (NED)
Most wins  Raymond Meijs (NED) (4 wins)
Most recent  Floris Gerts (NED)

Hel van het Mergelland or the Volta Limburg Classic is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in late March or early April in Limburg, Netherlands. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.


Rider Team
1973 Netherlands Spijker, JanJan Spijker (NED)
1974 Netherlands Bunder, Toine van deToine van de Bunder (NED)
1975 Netherlands Helvoirt, Wil vanWil van Helvoirt (NED)
1976 Netherlands Dohmen, MathieuMathieu Dohmen (NED)
1977 Netherlands Bunder, Toine van deToine van de Bunder (NED)
1978 Netherlands Bunder, Toine van deToine van de Bunder (NED)
1979 Netherlands Snoeyink, HermanHerman Snoeyink (NED)
1980 Netherlands Bosch, PimPim Bosch (NED)
1981 Netherlands Koppert, ReneRené Koppert (NED)
1982 Netherlands Hofland, PeterPeter Hofland (NED)
1983 Netherlands Peels, JanJan Peels (NED)
1984 Netherlands Koppert, ChrisChris Koppert (NED)
1985 Netherlands Rakers, StephanStephan Räkers (NED)
1986 Netherlands Orsouw, Marc vanMarc van Orsouw (NED)
1987 Netherlands Cordes, TomTom Cordes (NED)
1988 Netherlands Mohlmann, GerardGerrit Möhlmann (NED)
1989 Netherlands Loenhout, Willem-Jan vanWillem-Jan van Loenhout (NED)
1990 Netherlands Meijs, RaymondRaymond Meijs (NED)
1991 Netherlands Compas, RobRob Compas (NED)
1992 Netherlands Steen, Martin vanMartin van Steen (NED)
1993 Belgium Thijs, ErwinErwin Thijs (BEL) Collstrop-Assur Carpets
1994 Netherlands Akker, John van denJohn van den Akker (NED) Collstrop-Willy Naessens
1995 Netherlands Heeswijk, Max vanMax van Heeswijk (NED) Motorola
1996 Netherlands Louw, Lucien deLucien de Louw (NED) Foreldorado-Golff
1997 Netherlands Meijs, RaymondRaymond Meijs (NED) Foreldorado-Golff
1998 Netherlands Meijs, RaymondRaymond Meijs (NED) Gerolsteiner
1999 Netherlands Meijs, RaymondRaymond Meijs (NED) Cologne
2000 Germany Grabsch, BertBert Grabsch (GER) Cologne
2001 No race
2002 Australia Sweet, CoreyCorey Sweet (AUS) BankGiroLoterij-Batavus
2003 Belgium Huffel, Wim vanWim van Huffel (BEL) Vlaanderen T-Interim
2004 Denmark Johansen, AllanAllan Johansen (DEN) BankGiroLoterij
2005 Belgium Sijmens, NicoNico Sijmens (BEL) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2006 Ukraine Khalilov, MikhayloMikhaylo Khalilov (UKR) Team LPR
2007 Belgium Sijmens, NicoNico Sijmens (BEL) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner
2008 Germany Martin, TonyTony Martin (GER) Team High Road
2009 Italy Finetto, MauroMauro Finetto (ITA) CSF Group-Navigare
2010 France Huguet, YannYann Huguet (FRA) Skil–Shimano
2011 Netherlands Ligthart, PimPim Ligthart (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM
2012 Russia Brutt, PavelPavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha
2013 Germany Selig, RüdigerRüdiger Selig (GER) Team Katusha
2014 Netherlands Hofland, MorenoMoreno Hofland (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling
2015 Switzerland Küng, StefanStefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team
2016 Netherlands Gerts, FlorisFloris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team

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