Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme

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Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
Race details
Date March
Region Catalonia, Spain
English name Catalan Cycling Week
Local name(s)

Semana Catalana de Ciclismo (Spanish)

Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme (Catalan)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage-race
History
First edition 1963 (1963)
Editions 42
Final edition 2005
First winner  José Pérez Francés (ESP)
Most wins  José Pérez-Francés (ESP)
 Luis Ocaña (ESP)
 Eddy Merckx (BEL)
 Alex Zülle (SUI)
 Michael Boogerd (NED)
 Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
:2 times
Final winner  Alberto Contador (ESP)

The Catalan Cycling Week (Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme in Catalan) was a multi-stage road bicycle race held in Catalonia, Spain. Held annually from 1963 until 2005, it was run as a 2.HC race on the UCI Europe Tour in the second half of March. The Setmana Catalana was discontinued in 2006 due to financial problems and is no longer on the UCI Calendar. Since 2010, the Volta a Catalunya, Catalonia's oldest existing cycling race, was moved to the calendar slot formerly held by the Setmana Catalana in late March.[1]

The first winner of the race was José Pérez-Francés in 1963. Six rider have won the race twice: Spaniards José Pérez-Francés and Luis Ocaña, Belgian Eddy Merckx, Swiss Alex Zülle, Dutchman Michael Boogerd and Frenchman Laurent Jalabert. Alberto Contador was the last to win in 2005.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1963 Spain Perez Frances, JoseJosé Pérez-Francés (ESP)
1964 Spain Perez Frances, JoseJosé Pérez-Francés (ESP)
1965 Spain Talamillo, Jose LuisJosé Luís Talamillo (ESP)
1966 Spain Lopez Rodriguez, JoseJosé López Rodríguez (ESP)
1967 Spain Perurena, DomingoDomingo Perurena (ESP)
1968 Spain Diaz, MarianoMariano Díaz (ESP)
1969 Spain Ocana, LuisLuis Ocaña (ESP)
1970 Italy Zilioli, ItaloItalo Zilioli (ITA)
1971 France Poulidor, RaymondRaymond Poulidor (FRA)
1972 Spain Lasa, Miguel MariaMiguel María Lasa (ESP)
1973 Spain Ocana, LuisLuis Ocaña (ESP)
1974 Netherlands Zoetemelk, JoopJoop Zoetemelk (NED)
1975 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL)
1976 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL)
1977 Belgium Maertens, FreddyFreddy Maertens (BEL)
1978 Spain Cima, EnriqueEnrique Cima (ESP)
1979 Belgium Criquielion, ClaudeClaude Criquielion (BEL)
1980 No race
1981 Sweden Nilsson, Sven-ÅkeSven-Åke Nilsson (SWE)
1982 Norway Wilmann, JosteinJostein Wilmann (NOR)
1983 Spain Fernandez, AlbertoAlberto Fernández (ESP)
1984 Australia Anderson, PhilPhil Anderson (AUS)
1985 Spain Recio, JosepJosep Recio (ESP)
1986 Spain Yanez, FelipeFelipe Yañez (ESP)
1987 Spain Belda, VicentVicent Belda (ESP)
1988 Republic of Ireland Kelly, SeanSean Kelly (IRL)
1989 Germany Dietzen, RaimundRaimund Dietzen (GER)
1990 Spain Gaston, InakiIñaki Gastón (ESP)
1991 Republic of Ireland Roche, StephenStephen Roche (IRL)
1992 Switzerland Zulle, AlexAlex Zülle (SUI)
1993 Spain Delgado, PedroPedro Delgado (ESP)
1994 Italy Della Santa, StefanoStefano Della Santa (ITA)
1995 Italy Frattini, FrancescoFrancesco Frattini (ITA)
1996 Switzerland Zulle, AlexAlex Zülle (SUI)
1997 Spain Dominguez, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Domínguez (ESP)
1998 Netherlands Boogerd, MichaelMichael Boogerd (NED)
1999 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA)
2000 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA)
2001 Netherlands Boogerd, MichaelMichael Boogerd (NED)
2002 Spain Mercado, Juan MiguelJuan Miguel Mercado (ESP)
2003 Italy Frigo, DarioDario Frigo (ITA)
2004 Spain Rodriguez, JoaquimJoaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
2005 Spain Contador, AlbertoAlberto Contador (ESP)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westemeyer, Susan. "Centennial Volta a Catalunya one for the climbers". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016.