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Tour of Leuven – Memorial Jef Scherens 2023

Aug 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tour of Leuven - Memorial Jef Scherens 2023

The Tour of Leuven – Memorial Jef Scherens is a Men’s Europe Tour road cycling race. This one day race will be held in Belgium on August 15th.


The Tour of Leuven – Memorial Jef Scherens is an annual road cycling race held in the city of Leuven, Belgium. The event is organized in memory of the legendary Belgian cyclist Jef Scherens, who was a prominent figure in the world of cycling during the mid-20th century.

The race’s history dates back to its establishment in 1963. Originally known as the Memorial Jef Scherens, the event was created as a tribute to Scherens’ remarkable achievements and contributions to the sport of cycling.

Over the years, the race evolved to become part of the Tour of Leuven, showcasing the city’s rich history and cultural heritage while providing a challenging course for the participating cyclists. The route often features cobbled sections and narrow streets, reminiscent of the classic Belgian one-day races.

The Tour of Leuven – Memorial Jef Scherens has attracted top professional teams and riders, both from Belgium and around the world. It has become a platform for young talents to compete against seasoned professionals and make a name for themselves in the cycling world.

Beyond the sport, the event fosters a sense of community and celebration in Leuven, with enthusiastic crowds lining the streets to cheer for the cyclists. The race is a testament to Jef Scherens’ enduring legacy and the enduring popularity of cycling in Belgium.

As a cherished fixture on the Belgian cycling calendar, the Tour of Leuven – Memorial Jef Scherens continues to pay homage to the cycling heritage of Leuven and honor the memory of a true cycling legend.


Aug 15, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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