Men Elite history
The weather gods were anything but kind to the riders in 2022. Under a grey sky, the riders set off from Jubelpark for their race across the Brussels-Capital Region, with a finale in and around Geraardsbergen. The early escape held firm to the double passage over Congoberg, Muur and Bosberg. In the end, it was Taco van der Hoorn who triumphed on the Houba de Strooperlaan. The Dutchman made it in front of Thimo Willems and Tobias Bayer.
Australian ace sprinter Robbie McEwen won Paris-Brussels, the then Brussels Cycling Classic, no less than five times. McEwen took part in the race for the first time in 1997. On his second appearance, in 2002, he won the race. The Lotto – Adecco rider defeated Olaf Pollack in a bunch sprint. The next four times he raced the Brussels Cycling Classic were the years from 2005 to 2008. McEwen managed to win all four of those editions. He defeated Stefan van Dijk, Tom Boonen, Jeremy Hunt and Gert Steegmans respectively.