Joop Zoetemelk Classic Saturday, 18th of March 2017

The real tourclassic at the beginning of spring. Start and finish at Swift in Leiden, the Netherlands.

All routes are clearly indicated with special arrows. With food supply available halfway. And...Joop himself will be there!


Registration fee is € 12,50. You have to enter before the 12th of March 2017 using this online registration form (sorry, no English form is available). Registration on the start location on the 18th of March is not possible. Not more than 5500 riders are permitted.

For riders living outside the Netherlands: please register via Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.

Also in 2017

Video and route-profile for every participant of the Joop Zoetemelk Classic by The next day you can see yourself in full action on the road and show your video-film to friends and family. See yourself on

Registration of groups

Entry of groups of 10 people or more is possible with a cut of € 2.- extra pp. So with a group you have to pay € 10.00 pp. The group with the most participants will be rewarded with a free Joop Zoetemelk cycle shirt.

Unique cycling clothes


There is a cycling outfit available (jersey, shorts or combination), especially designed for the Joop Zoetemelk Classic. There is also a matching windjacket available. If you order by pre-entry before Februari 1st 2016 prices are:
Jersey € 45,00
Shorts € 67,00
Combination € 104,00
Wind-breaker € 54,00
After Februari 1st 2017 only the jersey is available and costs € 50,00

The Green Hart of Holland

You will ride on the beautiful little roads through the ‘Green Hart of Holland’ The same tracks that Joop Zoetemelk rode, when he was a junior racing cyclist at his club Swift in Leiden. You can make a choice out of different distances: 150 km - 100 km - 75 km - 50 km. Go to the routes page (dutch only); for a detailed description of the routes.

Time table of the start

150 km from 7.30 am 100 km from 8.30 am 75 km from 9.00 am 50 km from 9.30 am Registration and accommodation open on the 19th of March from 7.00 am onward. Start will be possible until 12.00 am. Finish will be closed at 5.00 pm.

Location of Start and Finish

Swift, Park de Bult, Willem van der Madeweg 1, 2314 ZA, Leiden There is free parking facility near the clubhouse.

For all information and registration go to