Cholet-Pays de Loire

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Cholet-Pays de la Loire
Cholet-Pays de Loire logo.jpg
Race details
DateMid-March
RegionPays de la Loire, France
English nameGrand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire
Local name(s)Grand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire (in French)
Nickname(s)Primavera of the Mauges
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web site www.choletpaysdelaloire.fr OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
History
First edition1978 (1978)
Editions40 (as of 2018)
First winnerFlag of France.svg  Jacques Bossis  (FRA)
Most winsFlag of Estonia.svg  Jaan Kirsipuu  (EST)(3 wins)
Most recentFlag of France.svg  Marc Sarreau  (FRA)

Grand Prix Cholet-Pays de la Loire is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in March in Cholet, France. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. It is often called Primavera of the Mauges due to its similarities with Belgian semi-classics because of the wind, short hills and some rain on the way to Cholet.

Contents

Name of the race

1978–1987: Grand Prix de Mauléon-Moulins
1988–1989: Grand Prix de Cholet-Mauléon-Moulins
1990–2007: Grand Prix de Cholet – Pays de Loire

Winners

YearCountryRiderTeam
1978Flag of France.svg  France Jacques Bossis Renault-Gitane
1979Flag of France.svg  France Pierre Bazzo La Redoute-Motobécane
1980Flag of France.svg  France Roger Legeay Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981Flag of France.svg  France Roger Legeay Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982Flag of France.svg  France Pierre Bazzo La Redoute-Mavic
1983Flag of France.svg  France Eric Dall'Armelina Sem-France Loire
1984Flag of France.svg  France Pascal Poisson Renault-Elf
1985Flag of France.svg  France Marc Madiot Renault-Elf
1986Flag of France.svg  France Domenique Lecrocq Système U
1987Flag of France.svg  France Frédéric Garnier Toshiba-Look
1988Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Patrick Onnockx ADR-Enerday
1989Flag of France.svg  France Frank Boucanville Fagor-MBK
1990Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Kim Andersen Z-Tomasso
1991Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Sammie Moreels Lotto
1992Flag of France.svg  France Laurent Desbiens Collstrop-Garden Wood-Histor
1993Flag of France.svg  France Marc Bouillon Collstrop-Assur Carpets
1994Flag of France.svg  France Laurent Madouas Castorama
1995Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke Mapei-GB
1996Flag of France.svg  France Stéphane Heulot GAN
1997Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu Casino
1998Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu Casino–Ag2r
1999Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu Casino–Ag2r Prévoyance
2000Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Jens Voigt Crédit Agricole
2001Flag of France.svg  France Florent Brard Festina
2002Flag of France.svg  France Jimmy Casper Française des Jeux
2003Flag of France.svg  France Christophe Mengin FDJeux.com
2004Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Bert De Waele Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2005Flag of France.svg  France Pierrick Fédrigo Bouygues Télécom
2006Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Chris Sutton Cofidis
2007Flag of France.svg  France Stéphane Augé Cofidis
2008Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Janek Tombak Mitsubishi-Jartazi
2009Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Juan José Haedo Team Saxo Bank
2010Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Leonardo Duque Cofidis
2011Flag of France.svg  France Thomas Voeckler Team Europcar
2012Flag of France.svg  France Arnaud Démare FDJ–BigMat
2013Flag of France.svg  France Damien Gaudin Team Europcar
2014Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Tom Van Asbroeck Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2015Flag of France.svg  France Pierrick Fédrigo Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2016Flag of France.svg  France Rudy Barbier Roubaix–Métropole Européenne de Lille
2017No race due to dispute between organisers and mayor of Cholet. [1] [2]
2018Flag of France.svg  France Thomas Boudat Direct Énergie
2019Flag of France.svg  France Marc Sarreau Groupama–FDJ

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References

  1. http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/56054/cholet-pays-de-loire-n-aura-pas-lieu
  2. http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/56240/cholet-pays-de-loire-de-retour-en-2018