Sparkassen Giro Bochum
The Sparkassen Giro Bochum is a road bicycle race which is annually held for both men's and women's around an urban circuit in the German city of Bochum, Germany. Since 2005 the men's race is part of the UCI Europe Tour, being organised as 1.1 race.
|English name||Tour of Bochum|
|Local name(s)||Sparkassen Giro Bochum (in German)|
|Competition||♂ UCI Europe Tour|
♀ National event
|Editions||♂ 14 (as of 2011)|
♀ 15 (as of 2015)
|First winner||♂ Jan Ullrich (GER)|
♀ Sharon van Essen (NED)
|Most recent||♂ Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) |
♀ Barbara Guarischi (ITA)
From 2004 through to 2011 the event ran as a UCI 1.1 (old UCI rating of 1.9.2 in 2004), becoming a national event in 2012. In 2013 the event returned as a 1.1 rated event, being upgraded to UCI Women's World Cup (CDM) rating for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. For 2016 and 2017, the event again ran as a national event.