Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
The Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈvɔlta a la komuniˈtad valensiˈana]; English: Tour of the Valencian Community or Tour of Valencia) is a road cycling stage race held in the Valencian Community (Comunitat Valenciana), Spain. Its position in the cycling calendar means it is often used as preparation for the spring classics or the grand tours which take place later in the season.
|Region||Valencian Community, Spain|
|English name||Tour of the Valencian Community|
|Local name(s)||Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian)|
Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana (in Spanish)
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Editions||70 (as of 2019)|
|First winner||Salvador Cardona (ESP)|
|Most wins||Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (3 wins)|
|Most recent||Ion Izagirre (ESP)|
No editions of the race were held between 2008 and 2015 because of funding issues. A first attempt to revive it for the 2010–11 UCI Europe Tour was unsuccessful. During 2015 a second attempt was started by Ángel Casero and his brother Rafael. In September the UCI granted the race a 2.1 status and made way for the return of the race which took place in early February. The race will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020.
|Number of wins||Rider||Editions|
|3 wins||Alejandro Valverde||2004, 2007, 2018|
|2 wins||Salvador Botella||1954, 1961|
|Fédérico Ezquerra||1931, 1940|
|José Pérez Francés||1965, 1967|
|Fernando Manzaneque||1906, 1962|
|Melcior Mauri||1991, 1992|
|Alex Zülle||1995, 2002|
- "Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana – Race profile". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- "La Volta a la Comunidad Valenciana tampoco verá la luz en 2011 (Comunicado)". Biciciclismo.com (in Spanish). 2 December 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana to return to UCI calendar in 2016". Cyclingnews.com. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.