Grand Prix La Marseillaise

Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise, formerly known as the Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise, is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in February around the city of Marseille, France. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. It is usually the first race of the European calendar, one day before the stage-race Étoile de Bessèges, which is held in the same region.

Grand Prix La Marseillaise
Race details
Date
  • Late-January
  • Early-February
RegionSouth France
Local name(s)Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour 1.1
TypeOne-day race
OrganiserLa Marseillaise
Web sitejournal-lamarseillaise.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1980 (1980)
Editions42 (as of 2021)
First winner Leo van Vliet (NED)
Most wins Eddy Planckaert (BEL)
 Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL)
 Baden Cooke (AUS)
(2 times)
Most recent Aurélien Paret-Peintre (FRA)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1980   Netherlands Leo van Vliet TI–Raleigh
1981   Belgium Jan Bogaert Vermeer Thijs
1982   France Bernard Hinault Renault-Elf
1983   Netherlands Jan Raas TI–Raleigh
1984   Belgium Eddy Planckaert Panasonic–Raleigh
1985   France Charly Mottet Renault-Elf
1986   Belgium Eddy Planckaert Panasonic–Merckx–Agu
1987   Denmark Johnny Weltz Fagor
1988   Netherlands Ad Wijnands Superconfex–Yoko–Opel–Colnago
1989   France Thierry Claveyrolat RMO
1990   Belgium Etienne De Wilde Histor-Sigma
1991   Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1992   Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Buckler–Colnago–Decca
1993   France Didier Rous GAN
1994   France Gilles Delion Castorama
1995   Belgium Stéphane Hennebert Le Groupement
1996   Italy Fabiano Fontanelli MG Maglificio–Technogym
1997   France Richard Virenque Festina–Lotus
1998   Italy Marco Saligari Casino–Ag2r
1999   Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke Cofidis
2000   France Emmanuel Magnien Française des Jeux
2001   Denmark Jacob Piil CSC–Tiscali
2002   France Xavier Jan BigMat-Auber 93
2003   Belgium Ludo Dierckxsens Landbouwkrediet–Colnago
2004   Australia Baden Cooke FDJeux.com
2005   Denmark Nicki Sørensen Team CSC
2006   Australia Baden Cooke Unibet.com
2007   Great Britain Jeremy Hunt Unibet.com
2008   France Hervé Duclos-Lassalle Cofidis
2009[1]   France Rémi Pauriol Cofidis
2010   France Jonathan Hivert Saur–Sojasun
2011   France Jérémy Roy FDJ
2012   France Samuel Dumoulin Cofidis
2013   France Justin Jules La Pomme Marseille
2014   Belgium Kenneth Vanbilsen Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2015   Netherlands Pim Ligthart Lotto–Soudal
2016   Belgium Dries Devenyns IAM Cycling
2017   France Arthur Vichot FDJ
2018   France Alexandre Geniez AG2R La Mondiale
2019   France Anthony Turgis Direct Énergie
2020   France Benoît Cosnefroy AG2R La Mondiale
2021   France Aurélien Paret-Peintre AG2R Citroën Team

Winners by NationalityEdit

# of Victories Country
19   France
11   Belgium
4   Netherlands
3   Denmark
2   Australia
2   Italy
1   United Kingdom

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CQ Ranking - GP d'Ouverture la Marseillaise".

External linksEdit