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Vuelta a Asturias

Vuelta a Asturias is a professional cycle road race held in Spain in early May each year. The event was first run in 1925 but has not been held consistently until 1968 to present. Since 2005, the race has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Vuelta a Asturias
Vuelta a Asturias logo.png
DateEarly-May
RegionAsturias, Spain
English nameTour of Asturias
Local name(s)Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage-race
OrganiserClub Ciclista Aramo
Web sitewww.lavueltaasturias.com Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1925 (1925)
Editions61 (as of 2018)
First winner Segundo Barruetabeña (ESP)
Most wins Ricardo Montero (ESP)
 Federico Bahamontes (ESP)
 Jesús Manzaneque (ESP)
 Faustino Rupérez (ESP)
 Juan Carlos Domínguez (ESP)
 Richard Carapaz (ECU)
(2 wins)
Most recent Richard Carapaz (ECU)

On 25 April 2014, the Vuelta a Asturias was suspended one week before its start due to the lack of funds and sponsors.[1] The race returned in 2015, when a two-stage edition was won by Igor Antón (Movistar Team).[2]

WinnersEdit

 
Federico Bahamontes won the tour in 1955 and 1957.
 
Alex Zülle achieved the Vuelta a Asturias in 1992.
 
Miguel Indurain, winner in 1996.
Year Country Rider Team
1925   Spain Segundo Barruetabeña Arenas Club
1926   Spain Ricardo Montero Real Unión
1927   Spain Miguel Mucio individual
1928   Spain Ricardo Montero Real Unión
1929–1946 No race
1947   Spain Emilio Rodríguez Real Sociedad
1948–1949 No race
1950   Spain Miguel Gual individual
1951–1952 No race
1953   Spain Antonio Gelabert Terrot-Hutchinson
1954   Spain Bernardo Ruiz Ideor
1955   Spain Federico Bahamontes Terrot-Hutchinson
1956   Spain Emilio Hernán Minaco
1957   Spain Federico Bahamontes Mobylette-Coabania
1958–1967 No race
1968   Spain Jesús Manzaneque La Casera-Peña Bahamontes
1969   Spain Andrés Oliva La Casera-Peña Bahamontes
1970   Spain Antonio Martos Werner
1971   Spain Eduardo Castello Karpy-Licor
1972   Spain Agustín Tamames Werner
1973   Spain Jesús Manzaneque La Casera-Peña Bahamontes
1974   Spain Juan Manuel Santisteban KAS-Kaskol
1975   Spain Miguel María Lasa KAS-Kaskol
1976   Spain Santiago Lazcano Super Ser
1977   Spain Vicente López Carril KAS-Campagnolo
1978   Spain Enrique Martínez Heredia KAS-Campagnolo
1979   Spain Alberto Fernández Moliner-Vereco
1980   Spain Faustino Rupérez Fosforera-Vereco
1981   Spain Ángel Arroyo Zor-Helios
1982   Spain Jerónimo Ibáñez Kelme–Merckx
1983   Spain Pedro Muñoz Zor-Gemeaz-Cusin
1984   Spain Faustino Rupérez Zor-Gemeaz
1985   Spain Jesús Blanco Villar Teka
1986   Spain Jesús Rodríguez Magro Zor-B.H. Sport
1987   Spain Iñaki Gastón Kas
1988   Germany Rolf Gölz Superconfex-Yoko
1989   Netherlands Gert-Jan Theunisse PDM-Concorde
1990   Mexico Raúl Alcalá PDM-Concorde
1991   Latvia Piotr Ugrumov Seur
1992    Switzerland Alex Zülle ONCE
1993   Netherlands Erik Breukink ONCE
1994   Spain Abraham Olano Mapei-CLAS
1995    Switzerland Beat Zberg Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1996   Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto
1997   Spain Manuel Fernández Ginés Banesto
1998   France Laurent Jalabert ONCE
1999   Spain Juan Carlos Domínguez Vitalicio Seguros-Grupo Generali
2000   Spain Joseba Beloki Festina
2001   Spain Juan Carlos Domínguez iBanesto.com
2002   Italy Leonardo Piepoli iBanesto.com
2003    Switzerland Fabian Jeker Milaneza-MSS
2004   Spain Iban Mayo Euskaltel–Euskadi
2005   Spain Adolfo García Quesada Comunidad Valenciana–Elche
2006   Spain Óscar Sevilla T-Mobile Team
2007   Spain Koldo Gil Saunier Duval–Prodir
2008   Spain Ángel Vicioso LA-MSS
2009   Spain Francisco Mancebo Rock Racing
2010   Spain Constantino Zaballa Centro Ciclismo de Loulé-Louletano
2011   Spain Javier Moreno Caja Rural
2012   Spain Beñat Intxausti Movistar Team
2013   Spain Amets Txurruka Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2014 No race due to financial problems
2015   Spain Igor Antón Movistar Team
2016   Great Britain Hugh Carthy Caja Rural–Seguros RGA
2017   Spain Raúl Alarcón W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor
2018   Ecuador Richard Carapaz Movistar Team
2019   Ecuador Richard Carapaz Movistar Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ La Vuelta Ciclista a Asturias, suspendida; El Comercio, 25 April 2014 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Vuelta Asturias Julio Alvarez Mendo 2015 - General classification". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 25 August 2015.

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