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Route d'Occitanie

Route d'Occitanie
Race details
DateLate June
RegionSouthern France
English nameSouth Cycling Route (when known as Route du Sud)
Local name(s)La Route d'Occitanie Cycliste (in French)
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
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First edition1977 (1977)
Editions47 (as of 2023)
First winner Jacques Esclassan (FRA)
Most wins Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent Michael Woods (CAN)

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-Pyrénées
  • 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–Campagnolo
1979  France Yvon Bertin Renault–Gitane
1980  France Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Peugeot–Esso–Michelin
1981  France Jean-René 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 Rüttimann La Vie Claire
1987  France Régis Clère 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 Artūras Kasputis Postobón–Manzana–Ryalcao
1993  France Éric Boyer GAN
1994  Colombia Álvaro Mejía 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 Brożyna Banesto
2001  Kazakhstan Andrey 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 Télécom
2007  Spain Óscar Sevilla Relax–GAM
2008  Ireland Dan Martin Slipstream–Chipotle
2009  Poland Przemysław Niemiec Miche–Silver Cross–Selle Italia
2010  France David Moncoutié 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
2021  Spain Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team
2022  Canada Michael Woods Israel–Premier Tech
2023  Canada Michael Woods Israel–Premier Tech

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
 Michael Woods (CAN) 2022, 2023

Wins per country

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