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The SPIE International Juniors Three Days of Axel is an international 2.1 U.C.I. cycling race for juniors. The competition was first held in 1982.
The competition has two stages with some cobblestones and a timetrial in Zeeuws Vlaanderen in the Dutch province of Zeeland. In addition, a stage through the Flemish Ardennes with various slopes and cobblestones. Known slopes that they climbed to the Valkenberg, the Leberg, the Rekelberg and the Langendries (Hostellerie). Also the 4th stage goes over the infamous Paddestraat out of the Tour of Flanders.
In addition there is a General Classification and several more classifications; such as a Points-, a Youth-, a Sprint-, a Cobblestone-, a Combination-, a Mountain and a Team Classification.
The honors are among other Servais Knaven (1988), Davide Rebellin (1989), Leon van Bon (1990), Andreas Klier (1994), Thor Hushovd (1996), Tom Boonen (1998), Sir Bradley Wiggins (1998) André Greipel (1999-2000), Zdenek Stybar (2002), Niki Terpstra (2002), Matti Breschel (2002), Robert Gesink (2004), Steven Cross Wyck (2005), Tejay van Garderen (20045-2006), Sep Vanmarcke (2006), John Degenkolb ( 2007), Wilco Kelderman (2008) and Dylan Groenewegen (2011)