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Vuelta a La Rioja

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The Vuelta a La Rioja (English: Tour of La Rioja) is a regional Spanish road bicycle race held in La Rioja. From 2005 to 2008, it was a 2.1 category race on the UCI Europe Tour.

Vuelta a La Rioja
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The end of the 48th Tour of La Rioja.
DateLate-April
RegionLa Rioja, Spain
English nameTour of La Rioja
Local name(s)Vuelta a La Rioja (in Spanish)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage-race (until 2008)
One-day race (from 2009)
OrganiserClub Ciclista Logroñés
Web sitewww.vueltaciclistalarioja.com Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1957 (1957)
Editions57 (as of 2017)
First winner Alberto Sant (ESP)
Most wins Jesus Manzaneque (ESP)
 Carlos Echeverria (ESP)
(3 wins)
Most recent Rory Sutherland (AUS)

The event is facing financial challenges in 2009. Wrote velonews.com:

Economic woes in Spain have forced organizers to reduce the formerly three-day Rioja tour into a one-day race around the famous wine-growing region. Rather than risk not having any race at all, organizers opted to downsize in 2009 with hopes of reviving the stage-race format next season.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1957   Spain Alberto Sant Mobylette Coabania
1958   Spain Manuel Martin Pinera KAS-Boxing Club
1959 No race
1960   Spain Angel Rodriguez Brandy Majestad
1961 No race
1962   Spain Carlos Echeverria Funcor-Munguia
1963   Spain Carlos Echeverria KAS-Kaskol
1964   Spain Antonio Barrutia KAS-Kaskol
1965   Spain Juan Maria Uribezubia KAS-Kaskol
1966   Spain Antonio Gomez Del Moral KAS-Kaskol
1967   Spain Gabino Erenozaga Fagor
1968   Spain Ramon Mendiburu Fagor-Fargas
1969   Spain Luis Ocaña Fagor
1970   Spain Carlos Echeverria KAS-Kaskol
1971   Spain Jesus Manzaneque KAS-Kaskol
1972   Spain José Antonio Ponton Werner
1973   Spain Jesus Manzaneque La Casera-Peña Bahamontes
1974   Spain Jesus Manzaneque La Casera-Peña Bahamontes
1975   Spain Francisco Elorriaga KAS-Kaskol
1976 No race
1977   Spain Rafael Ladron De Guevara KAS-Campagnolo
1978   Spain Francisco Galdós KAS-Campagnolo
1979   Spain Eulalio Garcia Teka
1980   Spain Jesus Suarez Cueva Fosforera-Vereco
1981   Spain Isidro Juarez Zor-Helios
1982   Spain Marino Lejarreta Teka
1983   Spain Eduardo Chozas Zor-Gemeaz-Cusin
1984   Spain Iñaki Gaston Reynolds
1985   Spain Francisco Antequera Zor-Gemeaz
1986   Spain José Luis Laguía Reynolds
1987   Germany Raimund Dietzen Teka
1988   Spain Federico Echave B.H. Sport
1989   Spain Enrique Aja Teka
1990   Spain Alfonso Gutierrez B.H.-Amaya Seguros
1991 No race
1992   Spain Mikel Zarrabeitia Amaya Seguros
1993   France Laurent Jalabert O.N.C.E.
1994   Spain José María Jiménez Banesto
1995   Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto
1996   Spain José Roberto Sierra O.N.C.E.
1997   Spain José María Jiménez Banesto
1998   Spain Abraham Olano Banesto
1999   Spain Juan Carlos Domínguez Vitalicio Seguros-Grupo Generali
2000   Spain Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero Vitalicio Seguros-Grupo Generali
2001   Spain Cesar Solaun iBanesto.com
2002   Spain Carlos Torrent Jazztel-Costa de Almería
2003   Colombia Félix Cárdenas Orbitel 2005
2004   Russia Vladimir Karpets Illes Balears–Banesto
2005   Spain Javier Pascual Rodriguez Comunidad Valenciana–Elche
2006   Spain Ricardo Serrano Kaiku
2007   Spain Rubén Plaza Caisse d'Epargne
2008   Spain Manuel Calvente Contentpolis–Murcia
2009   Spain David García Xacobeo–Galicia
2010   Spain Ángel Vicioso Andalucía–Cajasur
2011   Spain Imanol Erviti Movistar Team
2012   Russia Evgeny Shalunov Lokosphinx
2013   Italy Francesco Lasca Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2014   Australia Michael Matthews Orica–GreenEDGE
2015   Australia Caleb Ewan Orica–GreenEDGE
2016   Australia Michael Matthews Orica–GreenEDGE
2017   Australia Rory Sutherland Movistar Team

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