Route du Sud

La Route du Sud
Race details
Date Late-June
Region Southern France
English name South Cycling Route
Local name(s) La Route du Sud Cycliste (French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage-race
First edition 1977 (1977)
Editions 39 (as of 2016)
First winner  Jacques Esclassan (FRA)
Most wins  Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent  Nairo Quintana (COL)

The Route du Sud 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


Rider Team
1977 France Esclassan, JacquesJacques Esclassan (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1978 France Villemiane, Pierre-RaymondPierre-Raymond Villemiane (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1979 France Bertin, YvonYvon Bertin (FRA) Renault-Gitane
1980 France Duclos-Lassalle, GilbertGilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981 France Bernaudeau, Jean ReneJean-René Bernaudeau (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982 Italy Moser, FrancescoFrancesco Moser (ITA) Famcucine
1983 France Duclos-Lassalle, GilbertGilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1984 France Simon, PascalPascal Simon (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1985 Republic of Ireland Roche, StephenStephen Roche (IRL) La Redoute
1986 Switzerland Ruttimann, NikiNiki Rüttimann (SUI) La Vie Claire
1987 France Clere, RegisRégis Clere (FRA) Teka
1988 France Pensec, RonanRonan Pensec (FRA) Z–Peugeot
1989 France Duclos-Lassalle, GilbertGilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA) Z–Peugeot
1990 France Bonnamour, YvesYves Bonnamour (FRA) Castorama
1991 Switzerland Dufaux, LaurentLaurent Dufaux (SUI) Helvetia-La Suisse
1992 Lithuania Kasputis, ArturasArturas Kasputis (LTU) Postobon
1993 France Boyer, EricEric Boyer (FRA) GAN
1994 Colombia Mejía, ÁlvaroÁlvaro Mejía (COL) Motorola
1995 Switzerland Dufaux, LaurentLaurent Dufaux (SUI) Festina–Lotus
1996 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE
1997 Australia Jonker, PatrickPatrick Jonker (AUS) Rabobank
1998 France Las Cuevas, Armand DeArmand De Las Cuevas (FRA) Banesto
1999 United States Vaughters, JonathanJonathan Vaughters (USA) U.S. Postal Service
2000 Poland Brozyna, TomaszTomasz Brożyna (POL) Banesto
2001 Kazakhstan Kivilev, AndreiAndrei Kivilev (KAZ) Cofidis
2002 United States Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
2003 Australia Rogers, MichaelMichael Rogers (AUS) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004 Australia Macgee, BradleyBradley McGee (AUS)
2005 France Casar, SandySandy Casar (FRA) Française des Jeux
2006 France Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
2007 Spain Sevilla, OscarÓscar Sevilla (ESP) Relax–GAM
2008 Republic of Ireland Martin, DanDan Martin (IRL) Slipstream–Chipotle
2009 Poland Niemiec, PrzemyslawPrzemysław Niemiec (POL) Miche–Silver Cross–Selle Italia
2010 France Moncoutié, DavidDavid Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis
2011 Belarus Kiryienka, VasilVasil Kiryienka (BLR) Movistar Team
2012 Colombia Quintana, NairoNairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team
2013 France Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar
2014 Republic of Ireland Roche, NicolasNicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo
2015 Spain Contador, AlbertoAlberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff–Saxo
2016 Colombia Quintana, NairoNairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team

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

Wins per country

Wins Country
18  France
3  Australia,  Colombia,  Ireland,   Switzerland
2  Poland,  United States,  Spain
1  Belarus,  Italy,  Kazakhstan,  Lithuania
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