Escalada a Montjuïc

The Escalada a Montjuïc (in Catalan, English: Scaling of Montjuïc, Spanish: Escalada a Montjuic) was a one-day, two-stage road bicycle racing race held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain since 1965. It was held in the middle of October, as one of the final races in the European season. Since 2005, it was organised as a 1.2 category race as a part of the UCI Europe Tour. The event, organised by Esport Ciclista Barcelona, played host to number of races for women, veterans, young riders and elite men.

Escalada a Montjuïc
Race details
RegionBarcelona, Catalonia, Spain
English nameThe Scaling of Montjuïc
Local name(s)L'Escalada a Montjuïc (in Catalan)
La Escalada a Montjuic (in Spanish)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day, two-stage race
OrganiserEsport Ciclista Barcelona
First edition1965 (1965)
Final edition2007
First winner Federico Bahamontes (ESP)
Most wins Eddy Merckx (BEL) (6 wins)
Final winner Daniel Moreno (ESP)

The elite men's race was split into two stages. The first stage was a criterium consisting of five laps around a five kilometre circuit. The second stage was an individual time trial up the slopes of Montjuïc, which is usually around ten kilometres. The elite men's race mainly attracted professional Spanish riders. Eddy Merckx holds the record for most wins with six victories between 1966 and 1975.


Year Country Rider Team
1965 Mar   Spain Federico Bahamontes Margnat
1965 Oct   France Raymond Poulidor Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1966   Belgium Eddy Merckx Peugeot-BP
1967   France Raymond Poulidor Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1968   France Raymond Poulidor Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1969   Italy Gianni Motta Sanson
1970   Belgium Eddy Merckx Faemino–Faema
1971   Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1972   Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1973   Spain Jesús Manzaneque La Casera
1974   Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1975   Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1976   Belgium Michel Pollentier Flandria
1977   France Bernard Thévenet Peugeot
1978   Belgium Michel Pollentier Flandria
1979   Belgium Claude Criquielion Kas
1980   Spain Marino Lejarreta Teka
1981   Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk TI–Raleigh–Creda
1982   Spain Marino Lejarreta Teka
1983   Spain Marino Lejarreta Alfa Lum
1984   Belgium Claude Criquielion Splendor
1985   Spain Vicente Belda Kelme–Merckx
1986   Spain Vicente Belda Kelme–Merckx
1987   Spain Álvaro Pino BH
1988   Spain Marino Lejarreta Caja Rural-Orbea
1989   Netherlands Erik Breukink Panasonic–Isostar–Colnago–Agu
1990   Spain Marino Lejarreta ONCE
1991   Colombia Oliverio Rincón Kelme–Ibexpress
1992    Switzerland Alex Zülle ONCE
1993   Italy Maurizio Fondriest Lampre–Polti
1994    Switzerland Tony Rominger Mapei–CLAS
1995   Italy Claudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1996    Switzerland Fabian Jeker Festina–Lotus
1997   France Laurent Jalabert ONCE
1998    Switzerland Fabian Jeker Festina–Lotus
1999   Russia Andrei Zintchenko Vitalicio Seguros
2000    Switzerland Fabian Jeker Festina
2001   Spain Joaquín Rodríguez ONCE–Eroski
2002   Spain Joseba Beloki ONCE–Eroski
2003   Spain Iván Gutiérrez
2004   Spain Samuel Sánchez Euskaltel–Euskadi
2005   Spain Samuel Sánchez Euskaltel–Euskadi
2006   Spain Igor Antón Euskaltel–Euskadi
2007   Spain Daniel Moreno Relax-GAM

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