Circuit des Ardennes (cycling)

Circuit des Ardennes is a French cycling road race held annually in the month of April in Charleville-Mézières and the surrounding mountainous region of the Ardennes. It is rated 2.2 on UCI Europe Tour.

Circuit des Ardennes
RegionArdennes
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeFive-day
Web sitewww.circuitdesardennes.fr Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1951 (1951)
Editions45 (as of 2019)
First winner Jacques Michel (FRA)
Most wins André Geneste (FRA)
 Albert Platel (FRA)
(2 wins)
Most recent Alexander Kamp (DEN)

The race has in the past highlighted developing talent, including Stephen Roche and Greg LeMond.[1]

Past winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1951   France Jacques Michel Saint-Quentin
1952   France André Geneste Reims
1953   France Albert Platel RC Arras
1954   France Louis Déprez Saint-Omer
1955   France Eugène Tamburlini Troyes
1956   Italy Bruno Modenese VC Sedan
1957   France Edouard Delberghe Valenciennes
1958   France Albert Platel RC Arras
1959   France Jacques Pallu VC Mathalien
1960   France André Geneste Reims
1961   France Noël Chavy Dole
1962   Great Britain John Geddes UVC Aube
1963   France Marcel Hocquaux ASPTT Metz
1964–
1976
No race
1977   France Christian Calzati Lyonnais
1978   France Daniel Yon Peugeot
1979   France Daniel Leveau Lecoulant
1980   Czech Republic Zdeněk Bartoniček Czechoslovakia national team
1981   Czech Republic Michal Klasa Czechoslovakia national team
1982   Czech Republic Milan Jurčo Czechoslovakia national team
1983   France Bruno Wojtinek France national team
1984    Switzerland Heinz Imboden Switzerland national team
1985   East Germany Mario Hernig East Germany national team
1986   Czech Republic Roman Kreuziger Czechoslovakia national team
1987   France Laurent Pillon France national team A
1988   Soviet Union Dimitri Zhdanov USSR national team
1989–
1999
No race
2000   France Jérôme Desjardins VC Rouen 76
2001   France Cédric Loue VC Rouen 76
2002   France Nicolas Dumont CC Etupes
2003   Sweden Thomas Lövkvist Team Bianchi Scandinavia
2004   Russia Eduard Vorganov Russia (national team)
2005   France Florian Morizot UV Aube
2006   Russia Sergey Kolesnikov Omnibike Dynamo Moscow
2007   France Jérôme Coppel CR 4 Chemins-Roanne
2008   Belgium Jan Bakelants Beveren 2000
2009   France Dimitri Champion Bretagne–Schuller
2010   Russia Mikhail Antonov Itera–Katusha
2011   Belgium Gianni Meersman FDJ
2012   Poland Marek Rutkiewicz CCC–Polkowice
2013   Austria Riccardo Zoidl Gourmetfein–Simplon
2014   Poland Łukasz Wiśniowski Etixx
2015   Lithuania Evaldas Šiškevičius Team Marseille 13 KTM
2016   Belgium Olivier Pardini Wallonie-Bruxelles–Group Protect
2017   Ecuador Jhonatan Narváez Axeon–Hagens Berman
2018   France Anthony Maldonado St. Michel–Auber93
2019   Denmark Alexander Kamp Riwal Readynez

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Notable Riders".

External linksEdit