Circuit de la Sarthe (cycling)

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Circuit de la Sarthe
Race details
Date Early April
Region Pays de la Loire, France
English name Circuit of Sarthe
Local name(s) Circuit de la Sarthe (in French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage race
History
First edition 1953 (1953)
Editions 66 (as of 2018)
First winner  Jacky Hays (FRA)
Most wins  Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent  Guillaume Martin (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]

Rider Team
1953 France Jacky Hays (FRA) V.C. Tours
1954 France Bernard Fournières (FRA) La Suze
1955 France André Bernard (FRA) Couêmon
1956 France Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) A.V.T.
1957 France Raymond Guérin (FRA) C.O.P.
1958 France Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) A.V.T.
1959 France Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) A.V.T.
1960 France André Foucher (FRA) Rennes
1961 France Jean Jeugnet (FRA) V.C. Tours
1963 France Claude Juin (FRA) U.V. Aube
1964 France Jean Cosseron (FRA) Pelforth
1965 Spain José Manuel Lopez-Rodriguez (ESP) Spain (national team)
1966 France Pierre Matignon (FRA) Bières 33
1967 France Guy Grimbert (FRA) Pampryl
1968 France Guy Grimbert (FRA) Caen
1969 Poland Ryszard Jan Szurkowski (POL) Poland (national team)
1970 France Claude Lechatelier (FRA) France (national team)
1971 Soviet Union Viktor Neloubine (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1972 France Regis Ovion (FRA) Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt
1973 Soviet Union Nikolay Gorclov (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1974 Soviet Union Ivan Skosyrev (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1975 France Bernard Hinault (FRA) Gitane-Campagnolo
1976 France Bernard Hinault (FRA) Gitane-Campagnolo
1977 Soviet Union Aavo Pikkuus (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1978 East Germany Bernd Drogan (GDR) East Germany (national team)
1979 France Christian Muselet (FRA) La Redoute-Motobécane
1980 United States Greg LeMond (USA) United States (national team)
1981 Soviet Union Juri Barinov (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1982 Soviet Union Ivan Mitchenko (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1983 France Pascal Jules (FRA) Renault-Elf
1984 France Claude Moreau (FRA) Coop-Hoonved
1985 France Pascal Jules (FRA) Renault-Elf
1986 France Didier Garcia (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Velo Talbot
1987 Soviet Union Piotr Ugrumov (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1988 France Thierry Marie (FRA) Système U
1989 France Thierry Laurent (FRA) RMO
1990 Soviet Union Dimitri Jdanov (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1991 France Bruno Cornillet (FRA) Z-Peugeot
1992 France Jean-François Bernard (FRA) Banesto
1993 France Jean-François Bernard (FRA) Banesto
1994 France Stéphane Heulot (FRA) Banesto
1995 France Thierry Marie (FRA) Castorama
1996 Italy Adriano Baffi (ITA) Mapei–GB
1997 Spain Melchor Mauri (ESP) ONCE
1998 Spain Melchor Mauri (ESP) ONCE
1999 Norway Steffen Kjærgaard (NOR) Team Chicky World
2000 Spain David Cañada (ESP) ONCE–Deutsche Bank
2001 United Kingdom David Millar (GBR) Cofidis
2002 France Didier Rous (FRA) Bonjour
2003 France Carlos Da Cruz (FRA) FDJeux.com
2004 Sweden Thomas Löfkvist (SWE) FDJeux.com
2005 France Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis
2006 Germany Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner
2007 Germany Andreas Klöden (GER) Astana
2008 France Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
2009 France David Lelay (FRA) Agritubel
2010 Spain Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2011 France Anthony Roux (FRA) FDJ
2012 Australia Luke Durbridge (AUS) GreenEDGE
2013 France Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team Europcar
2014 Lithuania Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Sharp
2015 Lithuania Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Cannondale–Garmin
2016 France Marc Fournier (FRA) FDJ
2017 France Lilian Calmejane (FRA) Direct Énergie
2018 France Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert

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