History

Netherlands

1. Chantal Blaak

Italy

2. Marta Bastianelli

Netherlands

3. Jip Van Den Bos

  • Netherlands
    4. Annemiek Van Vleuten
  • United States
    5. Alexis Ryan
  • Netherlands
    6. Jeanne Korevaar
  • France
    7. Aude Biannic
  • Belgium
    8. Sofie De Vuyst
  • Denmark
    9. Christina Siggaard
  • Netherlands
    10. Floortje Maickaij
  • Netherlands
    11. Anna van Der Breggen
  • Italy
    12. Elena Cecchini
  • Australia
    13. Sarah Roy
  • Australia
    14. Chloe Hosking
  • Norway
    15. Stine Borgli
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2019
NL
Chantal Blaak
IT
Marta Bastianelli
NL
Jip van den Bos
2018
DK
Christina Siggaard
US
Alexis Ryan
IT
Maria Giulia Confalonieri
2017
NL
Lucinda Brand
NL
Chantal Blaak
NL
Annemiek van Vleuten
2016
GB
Lizzie Armitstead
NL
Chantal Blaak
AU
Tiffanny Cromwell
2015
NL
Anna van der Breggen
NL
Ellen van Dijk
GB
Elizabeth Armitstead
2014
NL
Amy Pieters
SE
Emma Johansson
GB
Elizabeth Armitstead
2013
AU
Tiffany Cromwell
US
Megan Guarnier
SE
Emma Johansson
2012
NL
Loes Gunnewijk
NL
Ellen van Dijk
DE
Trixi Worrack
2011
SE
Emma Johansson
NL
Andrea Bosman
NL
Chantal Blaak
2010
SE
Emma Johansson
BE
Liesbeth De Vocht
BE
Grace Verbeke
2009
NL
Suzanne de Goede
IT
Noemi Cantele
BE
Kelly Druyts
2008
NL
Kirsten Wild
DE
Angela Hennig
SE
Emma Johansson
2007
DK
Mie Bekker-Lacota
SE
Monica Holler
NL
Jaccolien Wannaard
2006
NL
Suzanne de Goede
NL
Miriam Melchers-Van Poppel
DE
Tanja Hennes

Suzanne de Goede (Zoeterwoude, 16 April 1984), after just turning 21, won the first women’s edition of the ‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’, the former ‘Omloop Het Volk’, in 2006. Three years later, she was also the winner of the ‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’. She won from the Italian Noemi Cantele in a final sprint of 29 cyclists.

Suzanne de Goede (Zoeterwoude, 16 April 1984), after just turning 21, won the first women’s edition of the ‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’, the former ‘Omloop Het Volk’, in 2006. The Dutch cyclist of the AA-Drink Cycling Team was the best in the group sprint. Her compatriot Mirjam Melchers and the German Tanja Hennes completed the podium.

Three years later she also came out on top in the ‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’. She won from the Italian Noemi Cantele in a final sprint of 29 cyclists. Kelly Druyts was the best Belgian with a third place.

De Goede broke through in the juniors in 2003 after she became world champion on the road in Zolder. In the two following years she won several competitions and she became the Dutch Time Trial Cycling Champion. She switched to the T-Mobile Women Team in 2007, but she did not have a successful year. She set that right in 2008 with the German Equipe N├╝rnberger with a second place in the World Cup classifications.

In the years following she won smaller competitions and tours, including the Noordwijk Classic (2010), the Wielerdag Zoeterwoude (2011), the pending competition Olympia's Tour (2011), the  Tour of Gelderland (2012), GP Groenen (2012), ...

In 2012, Suzanne de Goede retired from cycling at the age of 28. After fourteen years in the women's peloton, of which the last two years with the Skil-Argos Team, she retired from the cycling game.

Emma Johansson (Solleftea, 23 September 1983) is the most successful woman in the past eleven editions of the ‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’ for women. The Swedish cyclist stood no less than five times on the podium of the opening classic: she won the ‘Omloop’ Tour in 2010 and 2011, was second in 2014 and finished third in 2008 and 2013.

Emma Johansson (Solleftea, 23 September 1983) is the most successful woman in the past eleven editions of the ‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’ for women. The Swedish cyclist stood no less than five times on the podium of the opening classic: she won the ‘Omloop’ Tour in 2010 and 2011, was second in 2014 and finished third in 2008 and 2013. In her first victory in the ‘Omloop’, she sprinted for the Red Sun Cycling Team to obtain the gold and she left Liesbet De Vocht and Grace Verbeke behind her. One year later it was a prize in the sprint once again: she won the ‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’ for the second time in a row; this time for Hitech Products UCK.

Johansson has accumulated an impressive list of cycling achievements through the years and thus also belongs to the top of women’s cycling. For example, she was the Swedish champion eight times on the road; six times in the time trial cycling and in 2014 also in the cyclo-cross. The Swedish cyclist often had to settle for a podium place during the World Championships: she won bronze at the world championships in 2010 and 2013 and became World Champion Runner-up after Marianne Vos in the World Cup in 2013.

Johansson, who would represent the British Wiggle High5 after being with the Australian Orica-IF for three years, announced in August last year that 2016 would be the last season of her rich career. She regarded the Olympics in Rio as her major goal. Eight years earlier, at the Beijing Games, she won the silver medal; in Rio she went for gold. However, she had to surrender to the Dutch Anne van der Breggen in the sprint: Johanssen had to settle for the silver medal once again.

With several victories and outstanding places of honour, she can look back on a successful cycling career with a lot of good results.

The Swedish cyclist lived in Zingem in East Flanders for several years during her career. She speaks fluent Dutch and is therefore considered by many as being a Belgian. She moved to Norway in the meantime.