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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

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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.

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
DateEarly February
RegionValencian Community, Spain
English nameTour of the Valencian Community
Local name(s)Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian)
Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana (in Spanish)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
First edition1929 (1929)
Editions69 (as of 2018)
First winner Salvador Cardona (ESP)
Most wins Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (3 wins)
Most recent Alejandro Valverde (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.[1] 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.[2]

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ResultsEdit

Previous winnersEdit

Rider Team
1929   Salvador Cardona (ESP) Elvish-Fontan
1930   Mariano Cañardo (ESP)
1931   Fédérico Ezquerra (ESP)
1932   Ricardo Montero (ESP)
1933   Antonio Escuriet (ESP)
1934–
1939
No race
1940   Fédérico Ezquerra (ESP)
1941 No race
1942   Julián Berrendero (ESP)
1943   Antonio Andres Sancho (ESP)
1944   Antonio Martin Eguia (ESP)
1945–
1946
No race
1947   Joaquin Olmos (ESP)
1948   Emilio Rodríguez (ESP)
1949   Joaquim Filba (ESP)
1950–
1953
No race
1954   Salvador Botella (ESP)
1955   Francesco Masip (ESP)
1956   René Marigil (ESP)
1957   Bernardo Ruiz (ESP)
1958   Hilaire Couvreur (BEL)
1959   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
1960   Fernando Manzaneque (ESP) Faema
1961   Salvador Botella (ESP)
1962   Fernando Manzaneque (ESP) Wiel's-Roene Leeuw
1963   José Martin Colmenarejo (ESP)
1964   Antonio Gómez del Moral (ESP)
1965   José Perez Frances (ESP) Ferrys
1966   Angelino Soler (ESP)
1967   José Pérez Francés (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1968   Mariano Diaz (ESP)
1969   Eddy Merckx (BEL) Faemino–Faema
1970   Ventura Diaz (ESP)
1971   José Lopez Rodriguez (ESP)
1972   Domingo Perurena (ESP) Kas
1973   José Antonio González Linares (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1974   Marcello Bergamo (ITA)
1975   Vicente López Carril (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1976   Gonzalo Aja (ESP) Teka
1977   Bernt Johansson (SWE) Fiorella
1978 No race
1979   Vicente Belda (ESP) Transmallorca
1980   Klaus-Peter Thaler (GER) Teka
1981   Alberto Fernández (ESP) Teka
1982   Pedro Muñoz (ESP)
1983   Raimund Dietzen (GER) Teka
1984   Bruno Cornillet (FRA) La Vie Claire
1985   Jesús Blanco Villar (ESP)
1986   Bernard Hinault (FRA) La Vie Claire
1987   Stephen Roche (IRL) Carrera Jeans-Vagabond
1988   Erich Mächler (SUI) Carrera Jeans-Vagabond
1989   Pello Ruiz Cabestany (ESP) ONCE
1990   Tom Cordes (NED)
1991   Melchor Mauri (ESP) ONCE
1992   Melchor Mauri (ESP) ONCE
1993   Julián Gorospe (ESP) Banesto
1994   Viatcheslav Ekimov (RUS) WordPerfect
1995   Alex Zülle (SUI) ONCE
1996   Laurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE
1997   Juan Carlos Domínguez (ESP) Kelme
1998   Pascal Chanteur (FRA) Casino
1999   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Ag2r Prévoyance
2000   Abraham Olano (ESP) ONCE
2001   Fabian Jeker (SUI) Milaneza-MSS
2002   Alex Zülle (SUI) Team Coast
2003   Dario Frigo (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2004   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Kelme-Costa Blanca
2005   Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2006   Antonio Colom (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
2007   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2008   Rubén Plaza (ESP) S.L. Benfica
2009–
2015
No race
2016   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky
2017   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team
2018   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team

Multiple winnersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana – Race profile". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
Specific
  1. ^ "La Volta a la Comunidad Valenciana tampoco verá la luz en 2011 (Comunicado)". Biciciclismo.com (in Spanish). 2 December 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana to return to UCI calendar in 2016". Cyclingnews.com. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.