Tour du Limousin

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Tour du Limousin
Race details
DateMid-Late August
RegionLimousin, France
English nameTour of Limousin
Local name(s)Tour du Limousin (in French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Web site OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
First edition1968 (1968)
Editions52 (as of 2019)
First winnerFlag of France.svg  Pierre Martelozzo  (FRA)
Most winsFlag of France.svg  Francis Duteil  (FRA)
Flag of France.svg  Charly Mottet  (FRA)
Flag of France.svg  Patrice Halgand  (FRA)
Flag of France.svg  Bernard Hinault  (FRA)
Flag of France.svg  Pierrick Fédrigo  (FRA)
(2 wins)
Most recentFlag of Italy.svg  Luca Wackermann  (ITA)

Tour du Limousin is a 4-day road bicycle race held annually in Limousin, France. It was first held in 1968 and since 2005 it has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. In 2011 it was upgraded to an 2.HC event, and downgraded to 2.1 since 2013. Between 1968 and 1974 it was an amateur race.


1968Flag of France.svg  France Pierre Martelozzo
1969Flag of France.svg  France Paul Gutty Tigra
1970Flag of France.svg  France Francis Duteil
1971Flag of France.svg  France François Dubreuil
1972Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Juri Dimitriev
1973Flag of France.svg  France François Dubreuil
1974Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Ryszard Szurkowski
1975Flag of France.svg  France Francis Campaner Sporting Clube de Portugal
1976Flag of France.svg  France Bernard Hinault Gitane–Campagnolo
1977Flag of France.svg  France Bernard Hinault Gitane–Campagnolo
1978Flag of France.svg  France Gilbert Chaumaz
1979Flag of France.svg  France Bernard Vallet La Redoute
1980Flag of France.svg  France René Bittinger Miko–Mercier–Vivagel
1981Flag of France.svg  France Marc Madiot Renault–Elf–Gitane
1982Flag of France.svg  France Eric Salomon
1983Flag of France.svg  France Dominique Arnaud Wolber
1984Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Kim Andersen COOP–Hoonved
1985Flag of France.svg  France Thierry Marie Renault–Elf
1986Flag of France.svg  France Dominique Gaigne Système U
1987Flag of France.svg  France Charly Mottet Système U
1988Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Marc Manfrin
1989Flag of France.svg  France Thierry Claveyrolat RMO
1990Flag of France.svg  France Martial Gayant Toshiba
1991Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Michel Vermote RMO
1992Flag of France.svg  France Eric Boyer Z
1993Flag of France.svg  France Charly Mottet Novemail–Histor–Laser Computer
1994Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Jens Heppner Team Telekom
1995Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Andrei Tchmil Lotto–Isoglass
1996Flag of France.svg  France Laurent Brochard Festina–Lotus
1997Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Lauri Aus Casino
1998Flag of France.svg  France Vincent Cali Casino–Ag2r
1999Flag of France.svg  France Stéphane Heulot Française des Jeux
2000Flag of France.svg  France Patrice Halgand Jean Delatour
2001Flag of France.svg  France Franck Bouyer Bonjour
2002Flag of France.svg  France Patrice Halgand Jean Delatour
2003Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Massimiliano Lelli Cofidis
2004Flag of France.svg  France Pierrick Fédrigo Crédit Agricole
2005Flag of France.svg  France Sébastien Joly Crédit Agricole
2006Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Leonardo Duque Cofidis
2007Flag of France.svg  France Pierrick Fédrigo Bouygues Télécom
2008Flag of France.svg  France Sébastien Hinault Crédit Agricole
2009Flag of France.svg  France Mathieu Perget Caisse d'Epargne
2010Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Gustav Larsson Team Saxo Bank
2011Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Björn Leukemans Vacansoleil–DCM
2012Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Yukiya Arashiro Team Europcar
2013Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Martin Elmiger IAM Cycling
2014Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Mauro Finetto Neri Sottoli
2015Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Sonny Colbrelli Bardiani–CSF
2016Flag of the United States.svg  United States Joey Rosskopf BMC Racing Team
2017Flag of France.svg  France Alexis Vuillermoz AG2R La Mondiale
2018Flag of France.svg  France Nicolas Edet Cofidis
2019Flag of France.svg  France Benoît Cosnefroy AG2R La Mondiale
2020Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Luca Wackermann Vini Zabù–KTM

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