Vuelta por un Chile Líder

Vuelta Ciclista Por Un Chile Líder (Vuelta Líder) was an elite men's professional road bicycle racing stage race held annually in Chile. The Vuelta Líder was created in 1997 by Líder, the largest supermarket chain in Chile, and was sanctioned by the Chilean Cycling Federation (Federación Ciclista de Chile). The last race was held in 2007. The Vuelta Líder was the largest cycling race in Chile. When the UCI Continental Circuits were created in 2005, the Vuelta Ciclista Por Un Chile Líder was added to the UCI America Tour schedule.

Vuelta Ciclista Por Un Chile Líder
Race details
English nameLider Tour of Chile
Local name(s)Vuelta Ciclista Líder
CompetitionStandalone: 1997–2004
UCI America Tour: 2005–07
TypeStage race
First edition1997 (1997)
Final edition2007
First winner José Medina (CHI)
Most wins Edgardo Simon (ARG) (3)
Final winner Andrei Sartassov (RUS)

List of winnersEdit

Year Winner Nation Team
1997 José Medina   Chile Unión Ciclista Curicó
1998 Pablo González   Chile Providencia
1999 Víctor Garrido   Chile Deportes Concepción
2000 Juan Manual   Chile FierroEkono
2001 Jorge Giacinti   Argentina Transportes Romero
2002 Edgardo Simon   Argentina Publiguías Bianchi
2003 Marco Arriagada   Chile Publiguías Bianchi
2004 Edgardo Simon (2)   Argentina Líder-La Polar
2005 Edgardo Simon (3)   Argentina Líder
2006 Andrei Sartassov   Russia Líder-Presto Chile
2007 Andrei Sartassov (2)   Russia Líder