Route d'Occitanie

Route d'Occitanie
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Race details
Date Late June
Region Southern France
English name South Cycling Route
Local name(s) La Route d'Occitanie Cycliste (in French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage-race
Web site Edit this at Wikidata
First edition 1977 (1977)
Editions 44 (as of 2020)
First winner  Jacques Esclassan (FRA)
Most wins  Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent  Egan Bernal (COL)

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

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


Year Country Rider Team
1977  France Jacques Esclassan Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1978  France Pierre-Raymond Villemiane Renault-Gitane
1979  France Yvon Bertin Renault-Gitane
1980  France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981  France Jean-RenĂ© Bernaudeau Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982  Italy Francesco Moser Famcucine
1983  France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1984  France Pascal Simon Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1985  Ireland Stephen Roche La Redoute
1986   Switzerland Niki RĂŒttimann La Vie Claire
1987  France RĂ©gis Clere Teka
1988  France Ronan Pensec Z–Peugeot
1989  France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Z–Peugeot
1990  France Yves Bonnamour Castorama
1991   Switzerland Laurent Dufaux Helvetia-La Suisse
1992  Lithuania Arturas Kasputis Postobon
1993  France Eric Boyer GAN
1994  Colombia Álvaro MejĂ­a Motorola
1995   Switzerland Laurent Dufaux Festina–Lotus
1996  France Laurent Jalabert ONCE
1997  Australia Patrick Jonker Rabobank
1998  France Armand De Las Cuevas Banesto
1999  United States Jonathan Vaughters U.S. Postal Service
2000  Poland Tomasz BroĆŒyna Banesto
2001  Kazakhstan Andrei Kivilev Cofidis
2002  United States Levi Leipheimer Rabobank
2003  Australia Michael Rogers Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004  Australia Bradley McGee
2005  France Sandy Casar Française des Jeux
2006  France Thomas Voeckler Bouygues TĂ©lĂ©com
2007  Spain Óscar Sevilla Relax–GAM
2008  Ireland Dan Martin Slipstream–Chipotle
2009  Poland PrzemysƂaw Niemiec Miche–Silver Cross–Selle Italia
2010  France David MoncoutiĂ© Cofidis
2011  Belarus Vasil Kiryienka Movistar Team
2012  Colombia Nairo Quintana Movistar Team
2013  France Thomas Voeckler Team Europcar
2014  Ireland Nicolas Roche Tinkoff–Saxo
2015  Spain Alberto Contador Tinkoff–Saxo
2016  Colombia Nairo Quintana Movistar Team
2017   Switzerland Silvan Dillier BMC Racing Team
2018  Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2019  Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2020  Colombia Egan Bernal Team Ineos

Multiple winners

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
 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 2018, 2019

Wins per country

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

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