Classic Sud-Ardèche

Classic Sud-Ardèche (also known as the Souvenir Francis Delpech) is a road bicycle race held annually in late-February in the Ardèche department of France. The race was a National Event from its inception in 2001 until 2007, before joining the UCI Europe Tour in 2008 as a 1.2 category race and becoming a professional 1.1 race in 2010.[1]

Classic Sud-Ardèche
Race details
RegionArdèche, France
English nameSouth Ardèche Classic
Local name(s)Classic Sud-Ardèche (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
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First edition2001 (2001)
Editions20 (as of 2020)
First winner Thomas Bernabeu (FRA)
Most winsno repeat winners
Most recent Rémi Cavagna (FRA)

Until 2013, the race was known as Les Boucles du Sud-Ardèche, before a secondary race was added by the Ruoms Cyclisme Organisation – La Drôme Classic – to be held on the same weekend as the Classic Sud-Ardèche.[2]


Year Country Rider Team
2001   France Thomas Bernabeu
2002   France Tom Colas
2003   Algeria Hicham Menad
2004   Belarus Alexander Sabalin
2005   France Fabien Fraissignes
2006   France Jean-Christophe Péraud
2007   Russia Evgeny Sokolov Vendée U
2008   Latvia Gatis Smukulis VC La Pomme Marseille
2009   France Freddy Bichot Agritubel
2010[3]   France Christophe Riblon Ag2r–La Mondiale
2011[4]   France Arthur Vichot FDJ
2012   France Rémi Pauriol FDJ–BigMat
2013   France Mathieu Drujon BigMat–Auber 93
2014   France Florian Vachon Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2015   Argentina Eduardo Sepúlveda Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2016   Czech Republic Petr Vakoč Etixx–Quick-Step
2017   Italy Mauro Finetto Delko–Marseille Provence KTM
2018   France Romain Bardet AG2R La Mondiale
2019   France Lilian Calmejane Direct Énergie
2020   France Rémi Cavagna Quick-Step Floors


  1. ^ Kirsten Robbins; Davide Frattani (24 February 2008). "Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche opens up for professionals". Cycling News. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. ^ Gachet, Nicolas (16 November 2012). "La Drôme Classic et la Classic Sud-Ardèche 2013 dévoilées" [Drome Classic and Classic South Ardèche 2013 unveiled]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. ^ Haake, Bjorn (28 February 2010). "AG2R's Riblon takes win in Ardèche race". VeloNation. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Vichot victorious in Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche". Cycling News. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2012.

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