Circuit des Ardennes (cycling)

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Circuit des Ardennes
Race details
Region Ardennes
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Five-day
History
First edition 1951 (1951)
Editions 44 (as of 2018)
First winner  Jacques Michel (FRA)
Most wins  André Geneste (FRA)
 Albert Platel (FRA)
(2 wins)
Most recent  Anthony Maldonado (FRA)

Circuit des Ardennes is a French cycling road race held annually in the month of April in Charleville-Mézières and the surrounding mountainous region of the Ardennes. It is rated 2.2 on UCI Europe Tour.

The race has in the past highlighted developing talent, including Stephen Roche and Greg LeMond.[1]

Past winners[edit]

Rider Team
1951 France Jacques Michel (FRA) Saint-Quentin
1952 France André Geneste (FRA) Reims
1953 France Albert Platel (FRA) RC Arras
1954 France Louis Déprez (FRA) Saint-Omer
1955 France Eugène Tamburlini (FRA) Troyes
1956 Italy Bruno Modenese (ITA) VC Sedan
1957 France Edouard Delberghe (FRA) Valenciennes
1958 France Albert Platel (FRA) RC Arras
1959 France Jacques Pallu (FRA) VC Mathalien
1960 France André Geneste (FRA) Reims
1961 France Noël Chavy (FRA) Dole
1962 United Kingdom John Geddes (GBR) UVC Aube
1963 France Marcel Hocquaux (FRA) ASPTT Metz
1964–
1976
No race
1977 France Christian Calzati (FRA) Lyonnais
1978 France Daniel Yon (FRA) Peugeot
1979 France Daniel Leveau (FRA) Lecoulant
1980 Czech Republic Zdeněk Bartoniček (CZE) Czechoslovakia national team
1981 Czech Republic Michal Klasa (CZE) Czechoslovakia national team
1982 Czech Republic Milan Jurčo (CZE) Czechoslovakia national team
1983 France Bruno Wojtinek (FRA) France national team
1984 Switzerland Heinz Imboden (SUI) Switzerland national team
1985 East Germany Mario Hernig (GDR) East Germany national team
1986 Czech Republic Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Czechoslovakia national team
1987 France Laurent Pillon (FRA) France national team A
1988 Soviet Union Dimitri Zhdanov (URS) USSR national team
1989–
1999
No race
2000 France Jérôme Desjardins (FRA) VC Rouen 76
2001 France Cédric Loue (FRA) VC Rouen 76
2002 France Nicolas Dumont (FRA) CC Etupes
2003 Sweden Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team Bianchi Scandinavia
2004 Russia Eduard Vorganov (RUS) Russia (national team)
2005 France Florian Morizot (FRA) UV Aube
2006 Russia Sergey Kolesnikov (RUS) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow
2007 France Jérôme Coppel (FRA) CR 4 Chemins-Roanne
2008 Belgium Jan Bakelants (BEL) Beveren 2000
2009 France Dimitri Champion (FRA) Bretagne–Schuller
2010 Russia Mikhail Antonov (RUS) Itera–Katusha
2011 Belgium Gianni Meersman (BEL) FDJ
2012 Poland Marek Rutkiewicz (POL) CCC–Polkowice
2013 Austria Riccardo Zoidl (AUT) Gourmetfein–Simplon
2014 Poland Łukasz Wiśniowski (POL) Etixx
2015 Lithuania Evaldas Šiškevičius (LTU) Team Marseille 13 KTM
2016 Belgium Olivier Pardini (BEL) Wallonie-Bruxelles–Group Protect
2017 Ecuador Jhonatan Narváez (ECU) Axeon–Hagens Berman
2018 France Anthony Maldonado (FRA) St. Michel–Auber93

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