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Tour of Vendée is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in October (Previously May) in the region of Vendée, France, finishing in a circuit inside La Roche-sur-Yon town. From 2005 until 2009, the race was organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour, moving to 1.HC classification in 2010, and also being part of the Coupe de France de cyclisme sur route. Between 1972 and 1979 it was an amateur race.

Tour de Vendée
DateOctober
RegionVendée, France
English nameTour of Vendée
Local name(s)Tour de Vendée (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
First edition1972 (1972)
Editions47 (as of 2018)
Most wins Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) (4 wins)
Most recent Nico Denz (GER)

WinnersEdit

Rider Team
1980   Jean-René Bernaudeau (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1981   Bernard Bourreau (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982   Serge Beucherie (FRA) Sem-France Loire
1983   Pierre Bazzo (FRA) Coop-Mercier-Mavic
1984   Claude Moreau (FRA) Coop-Hoonved
1985   Michel Bibollet (FRA) Fagor
1986   Francis Castaing (FRA) RMO–Cycles Méral–Mavic
1987   Jean-Claude Colotti (FRA) RMO–Cycles Méral–Mavic
1988   Alberto Leanizbarrutia (ESP) Teka
1989   Laurent Bezault (FRA) Toshiba
1990   François Lemarchand (FRA) Z–Tomasso
1991   Fabrice Naessens (BEL) Lotto
1992   Bruno Cornillet (FRA) Z
1993   Dimitri Zhdanov (RUS) Novemail-Histor
1994   Patrick Van Roosbroeck (BEL) Trident-Schick
1995   Mario De Clercq (BEL) Lotto–Isoglass
1996   Laurent Desbiens (FRA) GAN
1997   Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) Casino
1998   Marco Di Renzo (ITA) Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio
1999   Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) Casino–Ag2r Prévoyance
2000   Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) AG2R Prévoyance
2001   Didier Rous (FRA) Bonjour
2002   Franck Bouyer (FRA) Bonjour
2003   Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) AG2R Prévoyance
2004   Thor Hushovd[1] (NOR) Crédit Agricole
2005   Jonas Ljungblad (SWE) Amore & Vita–Beretta
2006   Mikel Gaztañaga[2] (ESP) Atom
2007   Mikel Gaztañaga[3] (ESP) Agritubel
2008   Koldo Fernández[4] (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
2009   Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha
2010   Koldo Fernández (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
2011   Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil–DCM
2012   Wesley Kreder (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM
2013   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ.fr
2014   Armindo Fonseca (FRA) Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2015   Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis
2016   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis
2017   Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis
2018   Nico Denz (GER) AG2R La Mondiale

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour de Vendée ( 18.04.2004 - 18.04.2004 )". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2009-10-04.
  2. ^ "Tour de Vendée ( 25.05.2006 - 25.05.2006 )". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2009-10-04.
  3. ^ "Tour de Vendée ( 01.05.2007 - 01.05.2007 )". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2009-10-04.
  4. ^ "Tour de Vendée ( 05.10.2008 - 05.10.2008 )". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2009-10-04.