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Route d'Occitanie

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The Route d'Occitanie 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.

Route d'Occitanie
Peloton La Mongie RDS 2012.jpg
DateLate June
RegionSouthern France
English nameSouth Cycling Route
Local name(s)La Route d'Occitanie Cycliste (in French)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage-race
Web sitewww.laroutedoccitanie.fr Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1977 (1977)
Editions43 (as of 2019)
First winner Jacques Esclassan (FRA)
Most wins Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent Alejandro Valverde (ESP)

Name of the raceEdit

  • 1977 – 1981 : Tour du Tarn
  • 1982 – 1987 : Tour Midi-Pyrénées
  • 1988 – 2017 : La Route du Sud
  • 2018 – : Route d'Occitanie

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1977   France Jacques Esclassan Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1978   France Pierre-Raymond Villemiane Renault-Gitane
1979   France Yvon Bertin Renault-Gitane
1980   France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981   France Jean-René Bernaudeau Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982   Italy Francesco Moser Famcucine
1983   France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1984   France Pascal Simon Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1985   Ireland Stephen Roche La Redoute
1986    Switzerland Niki Rüttimann La Vie Claire
1987   France Régis Clere Teka
1988   France Ronan Pensec Z–Peugeot
1989   France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Z–Peugeot
1990   France Yves Bonnamour Castorama
1991    Switzerland Laurent Dufaux Helvetia-La Suisse
1992   Lithuania Arturas Kasputis Postobon
1993   France Eric Boyer GAN
1994   Colombia Álvaro Mejía Motorola
1995    Switzerland Laurent Dufaux Festina–Lotus
1996   France Laurent Jalabert ONCE
1997   Australia Patrick Jonker Rabobank
1998   France Armand De Las Cuevas Banesto
1999   United States Jonathan Vaughters U.S. Postal Service
2000   Poland Tomasz Brożyna Banesto
2001   Kazakhstan Andrei Kivilev Cofidis
2002   United States Levi Leipheimer Rabobank
2003   Australia Michael Rogers Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004   Australia Bradley McGee FDJeux.com
2005   France Sandy Casar Française des Jeux
2006   France Thomas Voeckler Bouygues Télécom
2007   Spain Óscar Sevilla Relax–GAM
2008   Ireland Dan Martin Slipstream–Chipotle
2009   Poland Przemysław Niemiec Miche–Silver Cross–Selle Italia
2010   France David Moncoutié Cofidis
2011   Belarus Vasil Kiryienka Movistar Team
2012   Colombia Nairo Quintana Movistar Team
2013   France Thomas Voeckler Team Europcar
2014   Ireland Nicolas Roche Tinkoff–Saxo
2015   Spain Alberto Contador Tinkoff–Saxo
2016   Colombia Nairo Quintana Movistar Team
2017    Switzerland Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team
2018   Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2019   Spain Alejandro Valverde 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
  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 2018, 2019

Wins per countryEdit

Wins Country
18   France
4   Spain,    Switzerland
3   Australia,   Colombia,   Ireland
2   Poland
1   Belarus,   Italy,   Kazakhstan,   Lithuania,   United States
1 No winner

External linksEdit