Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme

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  JosĂ© PĂ©rez FrancĂ©s (ESP)
Most wins  JosĂ© PĂ©rez-FrancĂ©s (ESP)
 Luis Ocaña (ESP)
 Eddy Merckx (BEL)
 Alex ZĂŒlle (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 JosĂ© PĂ©rez-FrancĂ©s in 1963. Six rider have won the race twice: Spaniards JosĂ© PĂ©rez-FrancĂ©s and Luis Ocaña, Belgian Eddy Merckx, Swiss Alex ZĂŒlle, Dutchman Michael Boogerd and Frenchman Laurent Jalabert. Alberto Contador was the last to win in 2005.

Winners

References

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

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