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Classique des Alpes

Classique des Alpes
Race details
DateEarly June
RegionSavoy, France
English nameClassic of the Alps
Local name(s)Classique des Alpes Élites (in French)
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First edition1991 (1991)
Final edition2004
First winner Charly Mottet (FRA)
Most wins Laurent Jalabert (FRA) (2 wins)
Final winner Óscar Pereiro (ESP)

Classique des Alpes was a classic taking place as a mountainous single-day cycling race. It took place in Chartreuse Mountains, beginning in Chambéry and finishing in Aix-les-Bains.

It was held between 1991 and 2004, a day before the start of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. Following the 2004 edition, Jean-Marie Leblanc, head of the organising body the Amaury Sport Organisation, announced the race would no longer take place as the cycling teams were not supportive of the race.[1] Charly Mottet, the first winner of the race, said that the race would have been more successful in August, following the Tour de France, as the climbing specialists would have been in form.[2]

In 1995, a junior version of the Classique des Alpes was organised, which was continued after the senior version was cancelled.[3]

Elite race winners

Year Country Rider Team
1991  France Charly Mottet
1992  France Gilles Delion
1993  Netherlands Eddy Bouwmans Novemail–Histor–Laser Computer
1994  Colombia Oliverio Rincón
1995  Spain Ramón González Arrieta
1996  France Laurent Jalabert
1997  France Laurent Roux
1998  France Laurent Jalabert
1999  Spain Unai Osa
2000  Spain José María Jiménez
2001  Spain Iban Mayo
2002  Colombia Santiago Botero
2003  Spain Francisco Mancebo
2004  Spain Óscar Pereiro

Junior race winners

Year Country Rider Team
1995  France Grégory Lapalud
1996  France Loïc Lamouller
1997  Netherlands Roel Egelmeers
1998  France Julien Laidoun
1999  Netherlands Pieter Weening
2000  France Mikael Malle
2001  Netherlands Marc de Maar
2002  France Florian Vachon
2003  France Julien Loubet
2004  Belgium Pieter Jacobs
2005  Moldova Alexandre Pliușchin
2006  Belgium Jan Ghyselinck
2007  France Fabien Taillefer
2008  France Johan Le Bon
2009  Belgium Tim Wellens
2010  France Alexis Dulin
2011  France Pierre-Roger Latour


  1. ^ "La fin de la Classique des Alpes" (in French). Agence France Presse. 2004-10-20.
  2. ^ "La Classique des Alpes disparaît". L'Equipe (in French). 2004-10-21.
  3. ^ "Le palmarès depuis 1995". Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 2012-08-03.
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