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Trofeo Luis Puig

Trofeo Luis Puig
Race details
DateLate January/February
RegionComunidad Valenciana, Spain
Local name(s)Gran Premio Valencia (1969−1979)
Trofeo Luis Puig (1981−2005)
Clàssica Comunitat Valenciana 1969 (2021−)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web sitevoltalamarina.com/classica-comunitat-valenciana-1969-gran-premio-valencia Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1969 (1969)
Editions40 (as of 2024)
First winnerSpain Carlos Echeverría
Most winsBelgium Noël Dejonckheere
Germany Erik Zabel
(3 wins)
Most recentNetherlands Dylan Groenewegen

The Trofeo Luis Puig is a single-day road bicycle race held in Valencian Community, Spain.[1] Originally named the Gran Premio Valencia, it was held annually (except for 1980) from the first edition in 1969 until 2005, in which year it was promoted to be a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.[2] It was then not run for 16 years, until re-introduced under the name Clàssica Comunitat Valenciana 1969, as the opening event of the 2021 UCI Europe Tour as a race of 1.2 status.[3] In 2023, the race was upgraded to category 1.1. it is now named after Luis Puig, a prominent Spanish sports executive who server as president of the Union Cycliste Internationale.[4]

Spanish rider Vicente Mata died after being hit by a motorist in the 1987 edition of the race.[5]

Winners

Year Country Rider Team
1969  Spain Carlos Echeverría
1970  Spain Ramón Sáez
1971  Belgium Frans Verhaegen
1972  Belgium Eric Leman
1973  Belgium Gustaaf Van Roosbroeck
1974  Italy Eddy Peelman
1975  Italy Eddy Peelman
1976  Spain Tomas Nistal
1977  Spain Domingo Perurena
1978  Spain Francisco Elorriaga
1979  Spain Antoine Gutierrez
1980 No race
1981  Belgium Noël Dejonckheere
1982  West Germany Reimund Dietzen
1983  Belgium Noël Dejonckheere
1984  Belgium Noël Dejonckheere
1985  Spain Enrique Aja
1986  France Bernard Hinault
1987  Spain Pello Ruiz Cabestany
1988  Portugal Acácio da Silva
1989  Netherlands Mathieu Hermans
1990  Netherlands Tom Cordes
1991  Germany Andreas Kappes
1992  Ireland Sean Kelly
1993  France Laurent Jalabert
1994  Italy Adriano Baffi
1995  Italy Mario Cipollini
1996  Belgium Peter Van Petegem
1997  Germany Erik Zabel
1998  Belgium Andrei Tchmil
1999  Italy Mario Cipollini
2000  Germany Erik Zabel
2001  Germany Erik Zabel
2002  Russia Sergei Ivanov
2003  Italy Alessandro Petacchi
2004  Spain Óscar Freire
2005  Italy Alessandro Petacchi
2006–2020 No race
2021  France Lorrenzo Manzin Total Direct Énergie
2022  Italy Giovanni Lonardi Eolo–Kometa
2023[6]  Belgium Arnaud De Lie Lotto–Dstny
2024  Netherlands Dylan Groenewegen Team Jayco–AlUla

References

  1. ^ "Ruta de la Cerámica". FirstCycling.com. 5 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Clàssica Comunitat Valenciana 1969 - Gran Premio V(1.1)". ProcyclingStats. 5 October 2023.
  3. ^ "27ème Trofeo Luis Puig 1996". Memoire-du-cyclisme.eu (in French). Retrieved 5 October 2023.
  4. ^ "History".
  5. ^ "Noted fatalities in professional cycling". www.velonews.com. VeloNews. 9 May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  6. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (22 January 2023). "Arnaud De Lie wins Clàssica Comunitat Valenciana - Gran Premi València". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 30 April 2023.


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