Giro di Sardegna

Giro di Sardegna (Tour of Sardinia) was a stage road bicycle race held on the island of Sardinia, an Italian region. It was rated 2.1 on the UCI Europe Tour. The race returned in 2009 after 11 years, but only lasted a further three editions before being cancelled due to budgetary problems in 2012.[1]

Giro di Sardegna
Race details
DateLate-February
RegionSardinia, Italy
English nameTour of Sardinia
Local name(s)Giro di Sardegna (in Italian)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
History
First edition1958 (1958)
Editions29
Final edition2011
First winner Antonin Rolland (FRA)
Most wins Eddy Merckx (BEL) (4 wins)
Final winner Peter Sagan (SVK)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1958   France Antonin Rolland L. Bobet-BP-Hutchinson
1959   Belgium Rik Van Looy Faema–Guerra
1960   Netherlands Jo De Roo Helyett-Fynsec-Leroux
1961   Belgium Emile Daems Philco
1962   Belgium Rik Van Looy Flandria–Faema–Clément
1963   Italy Arnaldo Pambianco Salvarani
1964   Italy Vittorio Adorni Salvarani
1965   Belgium Rik Van Looy Solo-Superia
1966   France Jacques Anquetil Ford France-Geminiani
1967   Italy Luciano Armani Salamini-Luxor
1968   Belgium Eddy Merckx Faema
1969   Italy Claudio Michelotto Max Meyer
1970   Belgium Patrick Sercu Dreher
1971   Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1972   Italy Marino Basso Salvarani
1973   Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1974   Belgium Rik Van Linden IJsboerke-Colner
1975   Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni
1976   Belgium Roger De Vlaeminck Brooklyn
1977   Belgium Freddy Maertens Flandria–Velda–Latina Assicurazioni
1978   Norway Knut Knudsen Bianchi-Faema
1979 No race
1980   Germany Gregor Braun Sanson
1981 No race
1982   Italy Giuseppe Saronni Del Tongo
1983   Germany Gregor Braun Vivi-Benotto
1984–1995 No race
1996   Italy Gabriele Colombo Gewiss Playbus
1997   Italy Roberto Petito Saeco
1998–2008 No race
2009   Italy Daniele Bennati Liquigas
2010   Czech Republic Roman Kreuziger Liquigas–Doimo
2011   Slovakia Peter Sagan Liquigas–Cannondale

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Giro di Sardegna falls by the wayside for 2012". Cycling News. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.