Route du Sud

recurring sporting event
La Route du Sud
Peloton La Mongie RDS 2012.jpg
Date Late-June
Region Southern France
English name South Cycling Route
Local name(s) La Route du Sud Cycliste (French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage-race
First edition 1977 (1977)
Editions 39 (as of 2016)
First winner  Jacques Esclassan (FRA)
Most wins  Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent  Nairo Quintana (COL)

The Route du Sud is a road bicycle race with 4 stages held annually in Southern France. It was first held in 1977 and since 2005 it has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. It is usually held a week before the Tour de France.

Contents

Name of the raceEdit

  • 1977 – 1981 : Tour du Tarn
  • 1982 – 1987 : Tour Midi-Pyrénées
  • Since 1988  : La Route du Sud

WinnersEdit

Rider Team
1977   Esclassan, JacquesJacques Esclassan (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1978   Villemiane, Pierre-RaymondPierre-Raymond Villemiane (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1979   Bertin, YvonYvon Bertin (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1980   Duclos-Lassalle, GilbertGilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981   Bernaudeau, Jean ReneJean-René Bernaudeau (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982   Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser (ITA) Famcucine
1983   Duclos-Lassalle, GilbertGilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1984   Simon, PascalPascal Simon (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1985   Roche, StephenStephen Roche (IRL) La Redoute
1986   Ruttimann, NikiNiki Rüttimann (SUI) La Vie Claire
1987   Clere, RegisRégis Clere (FRA) Teka
1988   Pensec, RonanRonan Pensec (FRA) Z–Peugeot
1989   Duclos-Lassalle, GilbertGilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Z–Peugeot
1990   Bonnamour, YvesYves Bonnamour (FRA) Castorama
1991   Dufaux, LaurentLaurent Dufaux (SUI) Helvetia-La Suisse
1992   Kasputis, ArturasArturas Kasputis (LTU) Postobon
1993   Boyer, EricEric Boyer (FRA) GAN
1994   Mejía, ÁlvaroÁlvaro Mejía (COL) Motorola
1995   Dufaux, LaurentLaurent Dufaux (SUI) Festina–Lotus
1996   Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE
1997   Jonker, PatrickPatrick Jonker (AUS) Rabobank
1998   Las Cuevas, Armand DeArmand De Las Cuevas (FRA) Banesto
1999   Vaughters, JonathanJonathan Vaughters (USA) U.S. Postal Service
2000   Brozyna, TomaszTomasz Brożyna (POL) Banesto
2001   Kivilev, AndreiAndrei Kivilev (KAZ) Cofidis
2002   Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
2003   Rogers, MichaelMichael Rogers (AUS) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004   Macgee, BradleyBradley McGee (AUS) FDJeux.com
2005   Casar, SandySandy Casar (FRA) Française des Jeux
2006   Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
2007   Sevilla, OscarÓscar Sevilla (ESP) Relax–GAM
2008   Martin, DanDan Martin (IRL) Slipstream–Chipotle
2009   Niemiec, PrzemyslawPrzemysław Niemiec (POL) Miche–Silver Cross–Selle Italia
2010   Moncoutié, DavidDavid Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis
2011   Kiryienka, VasilVasil Kiryienka (BLR) Movistar Team
2012   Quintana, NairoNairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team
2013   Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar
2014   Roche, NicolasNicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo
2015   Contador, AlbertoAlberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff–Saxo
2016   Quintana, NairoNairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team

Multiple winnersEdit

Wins Rider Editions
3   Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) 1980, 1983, 1989
2   Laurent Dufaux (SUI) 1991, 1995
  Thomas Voeckler (FRA) 2006, 2013
  Nairo Quintana (COL) 2012, 2016

Wins per countryEdit

Wins Country
18   France
3   Australia,   Colombia,   Ireland,    Switzerland
2   Poland,   United States,   Spain
1   Belarus,   Italy,   Kazakhstan,   Lithuania

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