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Cholet-Pays de Loire

Grand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in March in Cholet, France. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. It is often called Primavera of the Mauges due to its similarities with Belgian semi-classics because of the wind, short hills and some rain on the way to Cholet.

Cholet-Pays de la Loire
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DateMid-March
RegionPays de la Loire, France
English nameGrand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire
Local name(s)Grand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire (in French)
Nickname(s)Primavera of the Mauges
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web sitewww.choletpaysdelaloire.fr Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1978 (1978)
Editions40 (as of 2018)
First winner Jacques Bossis (FRA)
Most wins Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) (3 wins)
Most recent Marc Sarreau (FRA)

Name of the raceEdit

1978–1987: Grand Prix de Mauléon-Moulins
1988–1989: Grand Prix de Cholet-Mauléon-Moulins
1990–2007: Grand Prix de Cholet – Pays de Loire

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1978   France Jacques Bossis Renault-Gitane
1979   France Pierre Bazzo La Redoute-Motobécane
1980   France Roger Legeay Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981   France Roger Legeay Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982   France Pierre Bazzo La Redoute-Mavic
1983   France Eric Dall'Armelina Sem-France Loire
1984   France Pascal Poisson Renault-Elf
1985   France Marc Madiot Renault-Elf
1986   France Domenique Lecrocq Système U
1987   France Frédéric Garnier Toshiba-Look
1988   Belgium Patrick Onnockx ADR-Enerday
1989   France Frank Boucanville Fagor-MBK
1990   Denmark Kim Andersen Z-Tomasso
1991   Belgium Sammie Moreels Lotto
1992   France Laurent Desbiens Collstrop-Garden Wood-Histor
1993   France Marc Bouillon Collstrop-Assur Carpets
1994   France Laurent Madouas Castorama
1995   Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke Mapei-GB
1996   France Stéphane Heulot GAN
1997   Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu Casino
1998   Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu Casino–Ag2r
1999   Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu Casino–Ag2r Prévoyance
2000   Germany Jens Voigt Crédit Agricole
2001   France Florent Brard Festina
2002   France Jimmy Casper Française des Jeux
2003   France Christophe Mengin FDJeux.com
2004   Belgium Bert De Waele Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2005   France Pierrick Fédrigo Bouygues Télécom
2006   Australia Chris Sutton Cofidis
2007   France Stéphane Augé Cofidis
2008   Estonia Janek Tombak Mitsubishi-Jartazi
2009   Argentina Juan José Haedo Team Saxo Bank
2010   Colombia Leonardo Duque Cofidis
2011   France Thomas Voeckler Team Europcar
2012   France Arnaud Démare FDJ–BigMat
2013   France Damien Gaudin Team Europcar
2014   Belgium Tom Van Asbroeck Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2015   France Pierrick Fédrigo Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2016   France Rudy Barbier Roubaix–Métropole Européenne de Lille
2017 No race due to dispute between organisers and mayor of Cholet.[1][2]
2018   France Thomas Boudat Direct Énergie
2019   France Marc Sarreau Groupama–FDJ

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