Vuelta al Táchira

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Vuelta al Táchira
Race details
Date January
Region Táchira, Venezuela
English name Tour of Táchira
Local name(s) Vuelta ciclista al Táchira (Spanish)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI America Tour
Type Stage race
First edition 1966 (1966)
Editions 52 (as of 2017)
First winner  Martín Emilio Rodríguez (COL)
Most wins  José Rujano (VEN) (4 wins)
Most recent  Yonathan Salinas (VEN)

The Vuelta ciclista al Táchira (English: Tour of Táchira) is a multi-day road bicycle racing stage race held annually each January since 1966 in the state of Táchira in western Venezuela. The Vuelta al Táchira is part of the UCI America Tour, which is one of six UCI Continental Circuits sponsored by the Union Cycliste Internationale, which is the sport's international governing body, and the Venezuelan Cycling Federation. This event takes place during the Festival of Saint Sebastian which dates back to colonial times.

The 2013 Vuelta al Táchira had a total of 10 stages. The winner, Yeisson Delgado of the team Kino Táchira, completed the race in 31 hours, 30 minutes, and 47 seconds. Venezuelan riders have a total of 26 trophies in the Vuelta, while Colombia has claimed 19. Riders from throughout the Americas and Europe have traveled to Venezuela to participate in the race.

Past winners[edit]

Rider Team
1966 Colombia Rodriguez, Martin EmilioMartín Emilio Rodríguez (COL)
1967 Colombia Rincon, GustavoGustavo Rincón (COL)
1968 Colombia Rodriguez, Martin EmilioMartín Emilio Rodríguez (COL)
1969 Colombia Pachon, AlvaroÁlvaro Pachón (COL)
1970 Colombia Pachon, AlvaroÁlvaro Pachón (COL)
1971 Colombia Rodriguez, Martin EmilioMartín Emilio Rodríguez (COL)
1972 Colombia Samaca, MiguelMiguel Samaca (COL)
1973 Venezuela Bermudez, SantosSantos Bermúdez (VEN)
1974 Colombia Pachon, AlvaroÁlvaro Pachón (COL)
1975 Venezuela Fontes, FernandoFernando Fontes (VEN)
1976 Venezuela Fontes, FernandoFernando Fontes (VEN)
1977 Colombia Patrocinio Jimenez, JoseJosé Patrocinio Jiménez (COL)
1978 Venezuela Rodriguez, EfrainEfraín Rodríguez (VEN)
1979 Venezuela Hernandez, Jose DuaxtJosé Duaxt Hernández (VEN)
1980 Colombia Arcila, EpifanioEpifanio Arcila (COL)
1981 Colombia Siachoque, Carlos JulioCarlos Julio Siachoque (COL)
1982 Soviet Union Galeitdinov, RamazanRamazan Galeitdinov (URS)
1983 Venezuela Medina, MarioMario Medina (VEN)
1984 Colombia Alba, CarlosCarlos Alba (COL)
1985 Venezuela Lindarte, JoseJosé Lindarte (VEN)
1986 Cuba Alonso, EduardoEduardo Alonso (CUB)
1987 Venezuela Villamizar, ElioElio Villamizar (VEN)
1988 Soviet Union Ekimov, ViatcheslavViatcheslav Ekimov (URS)
1989 Colombia Moreno, Luis FelipeLuis Felipe Moreno (COL)
1990 Colombia Diaz, Jose VicenteJosé Vicente Díaz (COL)
1991 Colombia Camargo, Angel YesidÁngel Yesid Camargo (COL)
1992 Venezuela Barroso, LuisLuis Barroso (VEN)
1993 Venezuela Sierra, LeonardoLeonardo Sierra (VEN)
1994 Venezuela Mendez, AlexisAlexis Méndez (VEN)
1995 Venezuela Maya, CarlosCarlos Maya (VEN)
1996 Colombia Gomez, RaulRaúl Gómez (COL)
1997 Colombia Salazar, CesarCésar Salazar (COL)
1998 Venezuela Blanco, Julio CesarJulio César Blanco (VEN)
1999 Venezuela Salamanca, AldrinAldrin Salamanca (VEN)
2000 Venezuela Vasquez, NoelNoel Vasquez (VEN)
2001 Venezuela Vasquez, NoelNoel Vasquez (VEN)
2002 Venezuela Vargas, FreddyFreddy Vargas (VEN) Kino Tachira A
2003 Colombia Munoz, Hernan DarioHernán Darío Muñoz (COL) Colombia-Selle Italia
2004 Venezuela Rujano, JoseJosé Rujano (VEN) Colombia-Selle Italia
2005 Venezuela Rujano, JoseJosé Rujano (VEN) Selle Italia Gob Norte de Santander
2006 Venezuela Medina, ManuelManuel Medina (VEN) Gobernación del Zulia
2007 Colombia Buenahora, HernanHernán Buenahora (COL) Gobernación del Zulia
2008 Venezuela Medina, ManuelManuel Medina (VEN) Gobernación del Zulia
2009 Venezuela Gonzalez, RonaldRónald González (VEN) Loteria del Táchira
2010 Venezuela Rujano, JoseJosé Rujano (VEN) Gobernación Del Zulia
2011 Venezuela Medina, ManuelManuel Medina (VEN) Gobernación Del Zulia
2012 Venezuela Briceño, JimmiJimmi Briceño (VEN) Loteria del Táchira
2013 Venezuela Delgado, YeisonYeison Delgado (VEN) Kino Táchira-Drodínica
2014 Venezuela Briceño, JimmiJimmi Briceño (VEN) Loteria del Táchira
2015 Venezuela Rujano, JoséJosé Rujano (VEN) Gobernación de Mérida
2016 Costa Rica Chavarría, JosephJoseph Chavarría (CRC) Nestlé-Giant
2017 Venezuela Salinas, YonathanYonathan Salinas (VEN) Kino Táchira

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