Cholet-Pays de Loire

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Cholet-Pays de la Loire
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Race details
Date Mid-March
Region Pays de la Loire, France
English name Grand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire
Local name(s) Grand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire (French)
Nickname(s) Primavera of the Mauges
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
History
First edition 1978 (1978)
Editions 37 (as of 2014)
First winner  Jacques Bossis (FRA)
Most wins  Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) (3 wins)
Most recent  Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL)

Grand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in March in Cholet, France. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. It is often called Primavera of the Mauges due to its similarities with Belgian semi-classics because of the wind, short hills and some rain on the way to Cholet.

Name of the race[edit]

1978–1987: Grand Prix de Mauléon-Moulins
1988–1989: Grand Prix de Cholet-Mauléon-Moulins
1990–2007: Grand Prix de Cholet – Pays de Loire

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1978 France Bossis, JacquesJacques Bossis (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1979 France Bazzo, PierrePierre Bazzo (FRA) La Redoute-Motobécane
1980 France Legeay, RogerRoger Legeay (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981 France Legeay, RogerRoger Legeay (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982 France Bazzo, PierrePierre Bazzo (FRA) La Redoute-Mavic
1983 France Dall'Armelina, EricEric Dall'Armelina (FRA) Sem-France Loire
1984 France Poisson, PascalPascal Poisson (FRA) Renault-Elf
1985 France Madiot, MarcMarc Madiot (FRA) Renault-Elf
1986 France Lecrocq, DomeniqueDomenique Lecrocq (FRA) Système U
1987 France Garnier, FredericFrédéric Garnier (FRA) Toshiba-Look
1988 Belgium Onnockx, PatrickPatrick Onnockx (BEL) ADR-Enerday
1989 France Boucanville, FrankFrank Boucanville (FRA) Fagor-MBK
1990 Denmark Andersen, KimKim Andersen (DEN) Z-Tomasso
1991 Belgium Moreels, SammieSammie Moreels (BEL) Lotto
1992 France Desbiens, LaurentLaurent Desbiens (FRA) Collstrop-Garden Wood-Histor
1993 France Bouillon, MarcMarc Bouillon (FRA) Collstrop-Assur Carpets
1994 France Madouas, LaurentLaurent Madouas (FRA) Castorama
1995 Belgium Vandenbroucke, FrankFrank Vandenbroucke (BEL) Mapei-GB
1996 France Heulot, StephaneStéphane Heulot (FRA) GAN
1997 Estonia Kirsipuu, JaanJaan Kirsipuu (EST) Casino
1998 Estonia Kirsipuu, JaanJaan Kirsipuu (EST) Casino-Ag2r
1999 Estonia Kirsipuu, JaanJaan Kirsipuu (EST) Casino-Ag2r Prévoyance
2000 Germany Voigt, JensJens Voigt (GER) Crédit Agricole
2001 France Brard, FlorentFlorent Brard (FRA) Festina
2002 France Casper, JimmyJimmy Casper (FRA) Française des Jeux
2003 France Mengin, ChristopheChristophe Mengin (FRA) FDJeux.com
2004 Belgium De Waele, BertBert De Waele (BEL) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2005 France Fedrigo, PierrickPierrick Fédrigo (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
2006 Australia Sutton, ChrisChris Sutton (AUS) Cofidis
2007 France Auge, StephaneStéphane Augé (FRA) Cofidis
2008 Estonia Tombak, JanekJanek Tombak (EST) Mitsubishi-Jartazi
2009 Argentina Haedo, Juan JoseJuan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank
2010 Colombia Duque, LeonardoLeonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis
2011 France Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar
2012 France Démare, ArnaudArnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ-BigMat
2013 France Gaudin, DamienDamien Gaudin (FRA) Team Europcar
2014 Belgium Van Asbroeck, TomTom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise

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