Tour de Vendée

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Tour de Vendée
Race details
Date October
Region Vendée, France
English name Tour of Vendée
Local name(s) Tour de Vendée (in French)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
First edition 1972 (1972)
Editions 46 (as of 2017)
Most wins  Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) (4 wins)
Most recent  Christophe Laporte (FRA)

Tour of Vendée is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in October (Previously May) in the region of Vendée, France, finishing in a circuit inside La Roche-sur-Yon town. From 2005 until 2009, the race was organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour, moving to 1.HC classification in 2010, and also being part of the Coupe de France de cyclisme sur route. Between 1972 and 1979 it was an amateur race.


Rider Team
1980 France Jean-René Bernaudeau (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1981 France Bernard Bourreau (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982 France Serge Beucherie (FRA) Sem-France Loire
1983 France Pierre Bazzo (FRA) Coop-Mercier-Mavic
1984 France Claude Moreau (FRA) Coop-Hoonved
1985 France Michel Bibollet (FRA) Fagor
1986 France Francis Castaing (FRA) RMO–Cycles Méral–Mavic
1987 France Jean-Claude Colotti (FRA) RMO–Cycles Méral–Mavic
1988 Spain Alberto Leanizbarrutia (ESP) Teka
1989 France Laurent Bezault (FRA) Toshiba
1990 France François Lemarchand (FRA) Z–Tomasso
1991 Belgium Fabrice Naessens (BEL) Lotto
1992 France Bruno Cornillet (FRA) Z
1993 Russia Dimitri Zhdanov (RUS) Novemail-Histor
1994 Belgium Patrick Van Roosbroeck (BEL) Trident-Schick
1995 Belgium Mario De Clercq (BEL) Lotto–Isoglass
1996 France Laurent Desbiens (FRA) GAN
1997 Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) Casino
1998 Italy Marco Di Renzo (ITA) Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio
1999 Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) Casino–Ag2r Prévoyance
2000 Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) AG2R Prévoyance
2001 France Didier Rous (FRA) Bonjour
2002 France Franck Bouyer (FRA) Bonjour
2003 Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) AG2R Prévoyance
2004 Norway Thor Hushovd[1] (NOR) Crédit Agricole
2005 Sweden Jonas Ljungblad (SWE) Amore & Vita–Beretta
2006 Spain Mikel Gaztañaga[2] (ESP) Atom
2007 Spain Mikel Gaztañaga[3] (ESP) Agritubel
2008 Spain Koldo Fernández[4] (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
2009 Russia Pavel Brutt (RUS) Team Katusha
2010 Spain Koldo Fernández (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
2011 Italy Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil–DCM
2012 Netherlands Wesley Kreder (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM
2013 France Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)
2014 France Armindo Fonseca (FRA) Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2015 France Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis
2016 France Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis
2017 France Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis