Escalada a Montjuïc

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Escalada a Montjuïc
Race details
Date Mid-October
Region Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
English name The Scaling of Montjuïc
Local name(s) L'Escalada a Montjuïc (in Catalan)
La Escalada a Montjuic (in Spanish)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type One-day, two-stage race
Organiser Esport Ciclista Barcelona
First edition 1965 (1965)
Editions 44
Final edition 2007
First winner  Federico Bahamontes (ESP)
Most wins  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (6 wins)
Final winner  Daniel Moreno (ESP)

The Escalada a Montjuïc (in Catalan, English: Scaling of Montjuïc, Spanish: Escalada a Montjuic) was a one-day, two-stage road bicycle racing race held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain since 1965. It was held in the middle of October, as one of the final races in the European season. Since 2005, it was organised as a 1.2 category race as a part of the UCI Europe Tour. The event, organised by Esport Ciclista Barcelona, played host to number of races for women, veterans, young riders and elite men.

The elite men's race was split into two stages. The first stage was a criterium consisting of five laps around a five kilometre circuit. The second stage was an individual time trial up the slopes of Montjuïc, which is usually around ten kilometres. The elite men's race mainly attracted professional Spanish riders. Eddy Merckx holds the record for most wins with six victories between 1966 and 1975.


Rider Team
1965 Mar Spain Federico Bahamontes (ESP) Margnat
1965 Oct France Raymond Poulidor (FRA) Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1966 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL) Peugeot-BP
1967 France Raymond Poulidor (FRA) Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1968 France Raymond Poulidor (FRA) Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1969 Italy Gianni Motta (ITA) Sanson
1970 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL) Faemino–Faema
1971 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1972 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1973 Spain Jesús Manzaneque (ESP) La Casera
1974 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1975 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1976 Belgium Michel Pollentier (BEL) Flandria
1977 France Bernard Thévenet (FRA) Peugeot
1978 Belgium Michel Pollentier (BEL) Flandria
1979 Belgium Claude Criquielion (BEL) Kas
1980 Spain Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Teka
1981 Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk (NED) TI–Raleigh–Creda
1982 Spain Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Teka
1983 Spain Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Alfa Lum
1984 Belgium Claude Criquielion (BEL) Splendor
1985 Spain Vicente Belda (ESP) Kelme–Merckx
1986 Spain Vicente Belda (ESP) Kelme–Merckx
1987 Spain Álvaro Pino (ESP) BH
1988 Spain Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Caja Rural-Orbea
1989 Netherlands Erik Breukink (NED) Panasonic–Isostar–Colnago–Agu
1990 Spain Marino Lejarreta (ESP) ONCE
1991 Colombia Oliverio Rincón (COL) Kelme–Ibexpress
1992 Switzerland Alex Zülle (SUI) ONCE
1993 Italy Maurizio Fondriest (ITA) Lampre–Polti
1994 Switzerland Tony Rominger (SUI) Mapei–CLAS
1995 Italy Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1996 Switzerland Fabian Jeker (SUI) Festina–Lotus
1997 France Laurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE
1998 Switzerland Fabian Jeker (SUI) Festina–Lotus
1999 Russia Andrei Zintchenko (RUS) Vitalicio Seguros
2000 Switzerland Fabian Jeker (SUI) Festina
2001 Spain Joaquín Rodríguez (ESP) ONCE–Eroski
2002 Spain Joseba Beloki (ESP) ONCE–Eroski
2003 Spain Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
2004 Spain Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
2005 Spain Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
2006 Spain Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
2007 Spain Daniel Moreno (ESP) Relax-GAM

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