Circuit de la Sarthe (cycling)
The Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de la Loire (English: Circuit of Sarthe) is an early-season short road bicycle racing stage race held annually in Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France. Since 2005, it has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.
|Region||Pays de la Loire, France|
|English name||Circuit of Sarthe|
|Local name(s)||Circuit de la Sarthe (in French)|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Editions||67 (as of 2019)|
|First winner||Jacky Hays (FRA)|
|Most wins||Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) (3 wins)|
|Most recent||Alexis Gougeard (FRA)|
Between 1953 and 1974 it was an amateur race, becoming a professional race in 1975.
- Official website (in French)