Where: Netherlands and Belgium
When: September 19-15 2016
Rank: UCI WorldTour

The Eneco Tour, a week-long race incorporating stages in both the Netherlands and Belgium, has been shunted almost to the end of the 2016 WorldTour calendar. Now coming after the Vuelta a España, only Il Lombardia stands between the Eneco Tour and a much-needed close-season for the professionals’ tired legs.

It leaves the race feeling more anomalous than ever. Thanks to its undulating terrain, its short, steep hills and cobbled sections, the Eneco Tour already has the feel of the Spring Classic that spring forgot. As a result, it produces winners that wouldn’t usually be tipped for WorldTour stage races.

Right now, the race is undeniably the domain of Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal), winner in both 2015 and 2014. Previous winners include Zdenek Stybar, Lars Boom, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Tony Martin.

Previous editions: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007


Alex Dowsett (Movistar) was the only Brit to take to the start of the first WorldTour event post-Tour de France when he rolled out on stage one of the Tour…

Eneco Tour

The Eneco Tour 2015 covers seven stages across the Netherlands and Belgium. The later Belgian stages are set to feature elements of the Classics by taking in climbs from Liège-Bastogne-Liège…

Cycling : 10th Eneco Tour 2014 / Stage 7

The strong winds of the flat Dutch landscapes, the short sharp hills of Limburg and the cobbles of Flanders are more associated with racing in the spring than the summer,…


Rohan Dennis will make his debut with BMC Racing at the Eneco Tour today after embarking on a rare mid-season transfer from Garmin-Sharp earlier this month. The International Cycling Union…

Stage five action

With four stages in the Netherlands and three in Belgium, the race will cover much of the lowlands area over its week long duration, taking in a variety of terrain…

Zdenek Stybar, Eneco Tour 2013, stage seven.

The Eneco Tour starts on Monday, August 11, here's our guide to the WorldTour stage race in the low countries.