Circuit de la Sarthe (cycling)

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Circuit de la Sarthe
Race details
DateEarly April
RegionPays de la Loire, France
English nameCircuit of Sarthe
Local name(s)Circuit de la Sarthe (in French)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
Web sitecircuitcycliste.sarthe.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1953 (1953)
Editions67 (as of 2019)
First winner Jacky Hays (FRA)
Most wins Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent Alexis Gougeard (FRA)

The Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de la Loire (English: Circuit of Sarthe) is an early-season short road bicycle racing stage race held annually in Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France. Since 2005, it has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Between 1953 and 1974 it was an amateur race, becoming a professional race in 1975.

Winners[edit]

Year Country Rider Team
1953  France Jacky Hays V.C. Tours
1954  France Bernard Fournières La Suze
1955  France André Bernard Couêmon
1956  France Jean-Pierre Danguillaume A.V.T.
1957  France Raymond Guérin C.O.P.
1958  France Jean-Pierre Danguillaume A.V.T.
1959  France Jean-Pierre Danguillaume A.V.T.
1960  France André Foucher Rennes
1961  France Jean Jeugnet V.C. Tours
1963  France Claude Juin U.V. Aube
1964  France Jean Cosseron Pelforth
1965  Spain José Manuel Lopez-Rodriguez Spain (national team)
1966  France Pierre Matignon Bières 33
1967  France Guy Grimbert Pampryl
1968  France Guy Grimbert Caen
1969  Poland Ryszard Jan Szurkowski Poland (national team)
1970  France Claude Lechatelier France (national team)
1971  Soviet Union Viktor Neloubine U.S.S.R. (national team)
1972  France Regis Ovion Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt
1973  Soviet Union Nikolay Gorclov U.S.S.R. (national team)
1974  Soviet Union Ivan Skosyrev U.S.S.R. (national team)
1975  France Bernard Hinault Gitane-Campagnolo
1976  France Bernard Hinault Gitane-Campagnolo
1977  Soviet Union Aavo Pikkuus U.S.S.R. (national team)
1978  East Germany Bernd Drogan East Germany (national team)
1979  France Christian Muselet La Redoute-Motobécane
1980  United States Greg LeMond United States (national team)
1981  Soviet Union Juri Barinov U.S.S.R. (national team)
1982  Soviet Union Ivan Mitchenko U.S.S.R. (national team)
1983  France Pascal Jules Renault-Elf
1984  France Claude Moreau Coop-Hoonved
1985  France Pascal Jules Renault-Elf
1986  France Didier Garcia Peugeot-Shell-Velo Talbot
1987  Soviet Union Piotr Ugrumov U.S.S.R. (national team)
1988  France Thierry Marie Système U
1989  France Thierry Laurent RMO
1990  Soviet Union Dimitri Jdanov U.S.S.R. (national team)
1991  France Bruno Cornillet Z-Peugeot
1992  France Jean-François Bernard Banesto
1993  France Jean-François Bernard Banesto
1994  France Stéphane Heulot Banesto
1995  France Thierry Marie Castorama
1996  Italy Adriano Baffi Mapei–GB
1997  Spain Melchor Mauri ONCE
1998  Spain Melchor Mauri ONCE
1999  Norway Steffen Kjærgaard Team Chicky World
2000  Spain David Cañada ONCE–Deutsche Bank
2001  Great Britain David Millar Cofidis
2002  France Didier Rous Bonjour
2003  France Carlos Da Cruz FDJeux.com
2004  Sweden Thomas Löfkvist FDJeux.com
2005  France Sylvain Chavanel Cofidis
2006  Germany Stefan Schumacher Gerolsteiner
2007  Germany Andreas Klöden Astana
2008  France Thomas Voeckler Bouygues Télécom
2009  France David Lelay Agritubel
2010  Spain Luis León Sánchez Caisse d'Epargne
2011  France Anthony Roux FDJ
2012  Australia Luke Durbridge GreenEDGE
2013  France Pierre Rolland Team Europcar
2014  Lithuania Ramūnas Navardauskas Garmin–Sharp
2015  Lithuania Ramūnas Navardauskas Cannondale–Garmin
2016  France Marc Fournier FDJ
2017  France Lilian Calmejane Direct Énergie
2018  France Guillaume Martin Wanty–Groupe Gobert
2019  France Alexis Gougeard AG2R La Mondiale

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