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 Michel, JacquesJacques Michel (FRA) Saint-Quentin
1952 France Geneste, AndréAndré Geneste (FRA) Reims
1953 France Platel, AlbertAlbert Platel (FRA) RC Arras
1954 France Déprez, LouisLouis Déprez (FRA) Saint-Omer
1955 France Tamburlini, EugèneEugène Tamburlini (FRA) Troyes
1956 Italy Modenese, BrunoBruno Modenese (ITA) VC Sedan
1957 France Delberghe, EdouardEdouard Delberghe (FRA) Valenciennes
1958 France Platel, AlbertAlbert Platel (FRA) RC Arras
1959 France Pallu, JacquesJacques Pallu (FRA) VC Mathalien
1960 France Geneste, AndréAndré Geneste (FRA) Reims
1961 France Chavy, NoëlNoël Chavy (FRA) Dole
1962 United Kingdom Geddes, JohnJohn Geddes (GBR) UVC Aube
1963 France Hocquaux, MarcelMarcel Hocquaux (FRA) ASPTT Metz
1964–
1976
No race
1977 France Calzati, ChristianChristian Calzati (FRA) Lyonnais
1978 France Yon, DanielDaniel Yon (FRA) Peugeot
1979 France Leveau, DanielDaniel Leveau (FRA) Lecoulant
1980 Czech Republic Bartoniček, ZdeněkZdeněk Bartoniček (CZE) Czechoslovakia national team
1981 Czech Republic Klasa, MichalMichal Klasa (CZE) Czechoslovakia national team
1982 Czech Republic Jurčo, MilanMilan Jurčo (CZE) Czechoslovakia national team
1983 France Wojtinek, BrunoBruno Wojtinek (FRA) France national team
1984 Switzerland Imboden, HeinzHeinz Imboden (SUI) Switzerland national team
1985 East Germany Hernig, MarioMario Hernig (GDR) East Germany national team
1986 Czech Republic Kreuziger, RomanRoman Kreuziger (CZE) Czechoslovakia national team
1987 France Pillon, LaurentLaurent Pillon (FRA) France national team A
1988 Soviet Union Zhdanov, DimitriDimitri Zhdanov (URS) USSR national team
1989–
1999
No race
2000 France Desjardins, JérômeJérôme Desjardins (FRA) VC Rouen 76
2001 France Loue, CédricCédric Loue (FRA) VC Rouen 76
2002 France Dumont, NicolasNicolas Dumont (FRA) CC Etupes
2003 Sweden Lövkvist, ThomasThomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team Bianchi Scandinavia
2004 Russia Vorganov, EduardEduard Vorganov (RUS) Russia (national team)
2005 France Morizot, FlorianFlorian Morizot (FRA) UV Aube
2006 Russia Kolesnikov, SergeySergey Kolesnikov (RUS) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow
2007 France Coppel, JérômeJérôme Coppel (FRA) CR 4 Chemins-Roanne
2008 Belgium Bakelants, JanJan Bakelants (BEL) Beveren 2000
2009 France Champion, DimitriDimitri Champion (FRA) Bretagne–Schuller
2010 Russia Antonov, MikhailMikhail Antonov (RUS) Itera–Katusha
2011 Belgium Meersman, GianniGianni Meersman (BEL) FDJ
2012 Poland Rutkiewicz, MarekMarek Rutkiewicz (POL) CCC–Polkowice
2013 Austria Zoidl, RiccardoRiccardo Zoidl (AUT) Gourmetfein–Simplon
2014 Poland Wiśniowski, ŁukaszŁukasz Wiśniowski (POL) Etixx
2015 Lithuania Šiškevičius, EvaldasEvaldas Šiškevičius (LTU) Team Marseille 13 KTM
2016 Belgium Pardini, OlivierOlivier Pardini (BEL) Wallonie-Bruxelles–Group Protect
2017 Ecuador Narváez, JhonatanJhonatan Narváez (ECU) Axeon–Hagens Berman
2018 France Maldonado, AnthonyAnthony Maldonado (FRA) St. Michel–Auber93

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