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Tour de Vendée

Tour de Vendée
Race details
RegionVendée, France
English nameTour of Vendée
Local name(s)Tour de Vendée (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
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First edition1972 (1972)
Editions51 (as of 2023)
Most wins Jaan Kirsipuu (EST) (4 wins)
Most recent Arnaud Démare (FRA)

Tour of Vendée is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in October (Previously May) in the region of Vendée, France, finishing in a circuit inside La Roche-sur-Yon town.[1] From 2005 until 2009, the race was organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour, moving to 1.HC classification in 2010, and also being part of the Coupe de France de cyclisme sur route.[2] Between 1972 and 1979 it was an amateur race.[3]


Year Country Rider Team
1980  France Jean-René Bernaudeau Renault–Gitane
1981  France Bernard Bourreau Peugeot–Esso–Michelin
1982  France Serge Beucherie Sem–France Loire
1983  France Pierre Bazzo Coop–Mercier–Mavic
1984  France Claude Moreau Coop–Hoonved
1985  France Michel Bibollet Fagor
1986  France Francis Castaing RMO–Cycles Méral–Mavic
1987  France Jean-Claude Colotti RMO–Cycles Méral–Mavic
1988  Spain Alberto Leanizbarrutia Teka
1989  France Laurent Bezault Toshiba
1990  France François Lemarchand Z–Tomasso
1991  Belgium Fabrice Naessens Lotto
1992  France Bruno Cornillet Z
1993  Russia Dimitri Zhdanov Novemail–Histor–Laser Computer
1994  Belgium Patrick Van Roosbroeck Trident–Schick
1995  Belgium Mario De Clercq Lotto–Isoglass
1996  France Laurent Desbiens GAN
1997  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu Casino
1998  Italy Marco Di Renzo Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio
1999  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu Casino–Ag2r Prévoyance
2000  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu AG2R Prévoyance
2001  France Didier Rous Bonjour
2002  France Franck Bouyer Bonjour
2003  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu AG2R Prévoyance
2004  Norway Thor Hushovd[4] Crédit Agricole
2005  Sweden Jonas Ljungblad Amore & Vita–Beretta
2006  Spain Mikel Gaztañaga[5] Atom
2007  Spain Mikel Gaztañaga[6] Agritubel
2008  Spain Koldo Fernández[7] Euskaltel–Euskadi
2009  Russia Pavel Brutt Team Katusha
2010  Spain Koldo Fernández Euskaltel–Euskadi
2011  Italy Marco Marcato Vacansoleil–DCM
2012  Netherlands Wesley Kreder Vacansoleil–DCM
2013  France Nacer Bouhanni
2014  France Armindo Fonseca Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2015  France Christophe Laporte Cofidis
2016  France Nacer Bouhanni Cofidis
2017  France Christophe Laporte Cofidis
2018  Germany Nico Denz AG2R La Mondiale
2019  France Marc Sarreau Groupama–FDJ
2020 No race due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021  Netherlands Bram Welten Arkéa–Samsic
2022  France Bryan Coquard Cofidis
2023  France Arnaud Démare Arkéa–Samsic


  1. ^ "Tour de Vendée". 2023.
  2. ^ "Tour de Vendée(1.1)". ProcyclingStats. 6 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Tour de Vendée (Fra) - Cat.1.1". (in French). Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Tour de Vendée ( 18.04.2004 - 18.04.2004 )". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2011-05-30.
  5. ^ "Tour de Vendée ( 25.05.2006 - 25.05.2006 )". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2011-05-30.
  6. ^ "Tour de Vendée ( 01.05.2007 - 01.05.2007 )". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2011-05-30.
  7. ^ "Tour de Vendée ( 05.10.2008 - 05.10.2008 )". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2011-05-30.
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