Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Race details
Date Late February
Region Valencian Community, Spain
English name Tour of the Valencian Community
Local name(s) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian)
Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana (Spanish)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage race
Organiser Unipublic
History
First edition 1929 (1929)
Final edition 2008
First winner  Salvador Cardona (ESP)
Most wins
Final winner  Rubén Plaza (ESP)

The Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈvɔɫta a la komuniˈtad valensiˈana]; English: Tour of the Valencian Community) was 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.

No editions of the race have been held since 2008 because of funding issues. An attempt to revive it for the 2010–11 UCI Europe Tour was unsuccessful, but organisers are considering an edition for the 2012 season.[1]

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1929 Spain Cardona, SalvadorSalvador Cardona (ESP)
1930 Spain Canardo, MarianoMariano Cañardo (ESP)
1931 Spain Ezquerra, FedericoFédérico Ezquerra (ESP)
1932 Spain Montero, RicardoRicardo Montero (ESP)
1933 Spain Escuriet, AntonioAntonio Escuriet (ESP)
1934-
1939
No race
1940 Spain Ezquerra, FedericoFédérico Ezquerra (ESP)
1941 No race
1942 Spain Berrendero, JuliánJulián Berrendero (ESP)
1943 Spain Sancho, Antonio AndresAntonio Andres Sancho (ESP)
1944 Spain Eguia, Antonio MartinAntonio Martin Eguia (ESP)
1945-
1946
No race
1947 Spain Olmos, JoaquinJoaquin Olmos (ESP)
1948 Spain Rodríguez, EmilioEmilio Rodríguez (ESP)
1949 Spain Filba, JoaquimJoaquim Filba (ESP)
1950-
1953
No race
1954 Spain Botella, SalvadorSalvador Botella (ESP)
1955 Spain Masip, FrancescoFrancesco Masip (ESP)
1956 Spain Marigil, ReneRené Marigil (ESP)
1957 Spain Ruiz, BernardoBernardo Ruiz (ESP)
1958 Belgium Couvreur, HilaireHilaire Couvreur (BEL)
1959 Belgium Van Looy, RikRik Van Looy (BEL)
1960 Spain Manzaneque, FernandoFernando Manzaneque (ESP)
1961 Spain Botella, SalvadorSalvador Botella (ESP)
1962 Spain Manzaneque, FernandoFernando Manzaneque (ESP)
1963 Spain Colmenarejo, José MartínJosé Martin Colmenarejo (ESP)
1964 Spain Gómez del Moral, AntonioAntonio Gómez del Moral (ESP)
1965 Spain Perez Frances, JoséJosé Perez Frances (ESP)
1966 Spain Soler, AngelinoAngelino Soler (ESP)
1967 Spain Pérez Francés, JoséJosé Pérez Francés (ESP)
1968 Spain Diaz, MarianoMariano Diaz (ESP)
1969 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL)
1970 Spain Diaz, VenturaVentura Diaz (ESP)
1971 Spain Lopez Rodriguez, JoséJosé Lopez Rodriguez (ESP)
1972 Spain Perurena, DomingoDomingo Perurena (ESP)
1973 Spain Gonzales Linares, Jose AntonioJosé Antonio González Linares (ESP)
1974 Italy Bergamo, MarcelloMarcello Bergamo (ITA)
1975 Spain Lopez Carril, VicenteVicente López Carril (ESP)
1976 Spain Aja, GonzaloGonzalo Aja (ESP)
1977 Sweden Johansson, BerntBernt Johansson (SWE)
1978 No race
1979 Spain Belda, VicenteVicente Belda (ESP)
1980 Germany Thaler, Klaus-PeterKlaus-Peter Thaler (GER)
1981 Spain Fernandez, AlbertoAlberto Fernández (ESP)
1982 Spain Munoz, PedroPedro Muñoz (ESP)
1983 Germany Dietzen, RaimundRaimund Dietzen (GER)
1984 France Cornillet, BrunoBruno Cornillet (FRA)
1985 Spain Blanco Villar, JesúsJesús Blanco Villar (ESP)
1986 France Hinault, BernardBernard Hinault (FRA)
1987 Republic of Ireland Roche, StephenStephen Roche (IRL)
1988 Switzerland Mächler, ErichErich Mächler (SUI)
1989 Spain Ruiz Cabestany, PelloPello Ruiz Cabestany (ESP)
1990 Netherlands Cordes, TomTom Cordes (NED)
1991 Spain Mauri, MelchorMelchor Mauri (ESP)
1992 Spain Mauri, MelchorMelchor Mauri (ESP)
1993 Spain Gorospe, JuliánJulián Gorospe (ESP)
1994 Russia Ekimov, ViatcheslavViatcheslav Ekimov (RUS)
1995 Switzerland Zulle, AlexAlex Zülle (SUI)
1996 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA)
1997 Spain Dominguez, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Domínguez (ESP)
1998 France Chanteur, PascalPascal Chanteur (FRA)
1999 Kazakhstan Vinokourov, AlexanderAlexander Vinokourov (KAZ)
2000 Spain Olano, AbrahamAbraham Olano (ESP)
2001 Switzerland Jeker, FabianFabian Jeker (SUI)
2002 Switzerland Zulle, AlexAlex Zülle (SUI)
2003 Italy Frigo, DarioDario Frigo (ITA)
2004 Spain Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde (ESP)
2005 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi (ITA)
2006 Spain Colom, AntonioAntonio Colom (ESP)
2007 Spain Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde (ESP)
2008 Spain Plaza, RubenRubén Plaza (ESP)

References[edit]

General
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.