Route d'Occitanie

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Route d'Occitanie
Peloton La Mongie RDS 2012.jpg
Race details
Date Late-June
Region Southern France
English name South Cycling Route
Local name(s) La Route du Sud Cycliste (in French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage-race
History
First edition 1977 (1977)
Editions 41 (as of 2017)
First winner  Jacques Esclassan (FRA)
Most wins  Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)

The Route d'Occitanie is a road bicycle race with 4 stages held annually in Southern France. It was first held in 1977 and since 2005 it has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. It is usually held a week before the Tour de France.

Name of the race[edit]

  • 1977 – 1981 : Tour du Tarn
  • 1982 – 1987 : Tour Midi-Pyrénées
  • 1988 – 2017 : La Route du Sud
  • 2018 – : Route d'Occitanie

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1977 France Jacques Esclassan (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1978 France Pierre-Raymond Villemiane (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1979 France Yvon Bertin (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1980 France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981 France Jean-René Bernaudeau (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982 Italy Francesco Moser (ITA) Famcucine
1983 France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1984 France Pascal Simon (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1985 Republic of Ireland Stephen Roche (IRL) La Redoute
1986 Switzerland Niki Rüttimann (SUI) La Vie Claire
1987 France Régis Clere (FRA) Teka
1988 France Ronan Pensec (FRA) Z–Peugeot
1989 France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Z–Peugeot
1990 France Yves Bonnamour (FRA) Castorama
1991 Switzerland Laurent Dufaux (SUI) Helvetia-La Suisse
1992 Lithuania Arturas Kasputis (LTU) Postobon
1993 France Eric Boyer (FRA) GAN
1994 Colombia Álvaro Mejía (COL) Motorola
1995 Switzerland Laurent Dufaux (SUI) Festina–Lotus
1996 France Laurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE
1997 Australia Patrick Jonker (AUS) Rabobank
1998 France Armand De Las Cuevas (FRA) Banesto
1999 United States Jonathan Vaughters (USA) U.S. Postal Service
2000 Poland Tomasz Brożyna (POL) Banesto
2001 Kazakhstan Andrei Kivilev (KAZ) Cofidis
2002 United States Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
2003 Australia Michael Rogers (AUS) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004 Australia Bradley McGee (AUS) FDJeux.com
2005 France Sandy Casar (FRA) Française des Jeux
2006 France Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
2007 Spain Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Relax–GAM
2008 Republic of Ireland Dan Martin (IRL) Slipstream–Chipotle
2009 Poland Przemysław Niemiec (POL) Miche–Silver Cross–Selle Italia
2010 France David Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis
2011 Belarus Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Movistar Team
2012 Colombia Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team
2013 France Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar
2014 Republic of Ireland Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo
2015 Spain Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff–Saxo
2016 Colombia Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team
2017 Switzerland Silvan Dillier (SUI) BMC Racing Team
2018 Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Rider Editions
3  Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) 1980, 1983, 1989
2  Laurent Dufaux (SUI) 1991, 1995
 Thomas Voeckler (FRA) 2006, 2013
 Nairo Quintana (COL) 2012, 2016

Wins per country[edit]

Wins Country
18  France
4   Switzerland
3  Australia,  Colombia,  Ireland,  Spain
2  Poland
1  Belarus,  Italy,  Kazakhstan,  Lithuania,  United States
1 No winner

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