Memorial Samyn 2009
Defending champion Philippe Gilbert will headline his new Silence-Lotto team for the Belgian midweek, semi-classic. The 199km course from Frameries to Dour often comes down to a mass sprint, with such riders as Robbie McEwen and the recently retired Magnus Backstedt as recent winners. The race is named after local pro and winner of the inaugural edition in 1968, José Samyn, who died in a crash the following year.
2008 Philippe Gilbert (Fra) Française des Jeux 2007 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Unibet.com 2006 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance 2005 Cancelled 2004 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Domo 2003 Stefan van Dijk (Ned) Lotto-Domo 2002 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team fakta 2001 Kris Gerits (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim 2000 Frank Hoj (Den)
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