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 (in Spanish)

Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme (in 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 José Pérez-Francés (ESP)
1964 Spain José Pérez-Francés (ESP)
1965 Spain José Luís Talamillo (ESP)
1966 Spain José López Rodríguez (ESP)
1967 Spain Domingo Perurena (ESP)
1968 Spain Mariano Díaz (ESP)
1969 Spain Luis Ocaña (ESP)
1970 Italy Italo Zilioli (ITA)
1971 France Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
1972 Spain Miguel María Lasa (ESP)
1973 Spain Luis Ocaña (ESP)
1974 Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk (NED)
1975 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL)
1976 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL)
1977 Belgium Freddy Maertens (BEL)
1978 Spain Enrique Cima (ESP)
1979 Belgium Claude Criquielion (BEL)
1980 No race
1981 Sweden Sven-Åke Nilsson (SWE)
1982 Norway Jostein Wilmann (NOR)
1983 Spain Alberto Fernández (ESP)
1984 Australia Phil Anderson (AUS)
1985 Spain Josep Recio (ESP)
1986 Spain Felipe Yañez (ESP)
1987 Spain Vicent Belda (ESP)
1988 Republic of Ireland Sean Kelly (IRL)
1989 Germany Raimund Dietzen (GER)
1990 Spain Iñaki Gastón (ESP)
1991 Republic of Ireland Stephen Roche (IRL)
1992 Switzerland Alex Zülle (SUI)
1993 Spain Pedro Delgado (ESP)
1994 Italy Stefano Della Santa (ITA)
1995 Italy Francesco Frattini (ITA)
1996 Switzerland Alex Zülle (SUI)
1997 Spain Juan Carlos Domínguez (ESP)
1998 Netherlands Michael Boogerd (NED)
1999 France Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
2000 France Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
2001 Netherlands Michael Boogerd (NED)
2002 Spain Juan Miguel Mercado (ESP)
2003 Italy Dario Frigo (ITA)
2004 Spain Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
2005 Spain Alberto Contador (ESP)

References[edit]

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