A look back through our archives to remember some great moments from our past exploits at de Ronde and Roubaix.
photos by Tim De Waele unless otherwise noted
Of course, a Vermarc cobbled retrospective would be remiss to not include this shot of Vermarc founder Frans Verbeek going head to head with Eddy Merckx on the cobbled climbs of the Flanders region. We're not sure who took this photo and at exactly which race it is, but we love it nonetheless.
Another day, and another race with Vermarc founder Frans Verbeek and cycling legend Eddy Merckx at the head of affairs on the cobbled climbs of Flanders. -photographer unknown
Vermarc founder Frans Verbeek takes the win. Do you recognize the guy in 3rd? -photographer unknown. You can get a replica Watney jersey here
Servais Knaven slogs through the mud on the way to winning the 2001 Paris-Roubaix. It's hard to tell with all that mud, but we made his kit that year.
Knaven survived to the finish on the velodrome in Roubaix to take the win.
The next year it was his team mate Johan Museeuw who would win The Hell of the North in "somewhat" drier conditions. At least you can see the Vermarc logo on his shorts.
Yep, that's Frank Vandenbroucke on Van Petegem's wheel. Click here to get this jersey
Vam Petegen wore the World Cup leader's jersey en route to winning the following week's Paris Roubaix
Vermarc has had a long and prosperous relationship with the various iterations of Team Quick-Step, seen here during recon of the 2003 Paris-Roubaix course. Leading the line of riders on the right is team leader Johan Museeuw while a young Tom Boonen leads the line of riders on the left. You can get this long sleeve jersey here
In 2015, Vermarc sponsored the US-based Team UnitedHealthcare, seen here pre-riding the course of Paris-Roubaix.
Tom Boonen celebrates his second of four victories in Paris-Roubaix.
Boonen also found success three times at the Tour of Flanders.
Tom Boonen tried to make history by winning a 5th Paris-Roubaix in 2017. He would ultimately come up short of victory, but had a great final ride as a professional.
Philippe Gilbert solos to the win at the 2017 Tour of Flanders
Niki Terpstra had a great season in 2016, but he would not claim victory in the Tour of Flanders until 2018
Niki Terpstra makes the winning attack to finally take victory in the Tour of Flanders
Niki Terpstra celebrates his win at the 2018 Tour of Flanders
Philippe Gilbert en route to winning Leige-Bastogne-Leige in a three-man final against the Schleck brothers. You can get this jersey by clicking here