Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Race details
Date Early February
Region Valencian Community, Spain
English name Tour of the Valencian Community
Local name(s) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian)
Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana (Spanish)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage race
First edition 1929 (1929)
First winner  Salvador Cardona (NED)
Most wins
Most recent  Wout Poels (NED)

The Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈvɔɫta a la komuniˈtad valensiˈana]; English: Tour of the Valencian Community or Tour of Valencia)is a road cycling stage race held in the Valencian Community (Comunitat Valenciana), Spain. Its position in the cycling calendar means it is often used as preparation for the spring classics or the grand tours which take place later in the season.

No editions of the race have been held since 2008 because of funding issues. A first attempt to revive it for the 2010–11 UCI Europe Tour was unsuccessful.[1] During 2015 a second attempt was started by Ángel Casero and his brother. In September the UCI granted the race a 2.1 status and made way for the return of the race which is planned to take place in early February.[2]


Rider Team
1929 Spain Cardona, SalvadorSalvador Cardona (ESP) Elvish-Fontan
1930 Spain Canardo, MarianoMariano Cañardo (ESP)
1931 Spain Ezquerra, FedericoFédérico Ezquerra (ESP)
1932 Spain Montero, RicardoRicardo Montero (ESP)
1933 Spain Escuriet, AntonioAntonio Escuriet (ESP)
No race
1940 Spain Ezquerra, FedericoFédérico Ezquerra (ESP)
1941 No race
1942 Spain Berrendero, JuliánJulián Berrendero (ESP)
1943 Spain Sancho, Antonio AndresAntonio Andres Sancho (ESP)
1944 Spain Eguia, Antonio MartinAntonio Martin Eguia (ESP)
No race
1947 Spain Olmos, JoaquinJoaquin Olmos (ESP)
1948 Spain Rodríguez, EmilioEmilio Rodríguez (ESP)
1949 Spain Filba, JoaquimJoaquim Filba (ESP)
No race
1954 Spain Botella, SalvadorSalvador Botella (ESP)
1955 Spain Masip, FrancescoFrancesco Masip (ESP)
1956 Spain Marigil, ReneRené Marigil (ESP)
1957 Spain Ruiz, BernardoBernardo Ruiz (ESP)
1958 Belgium Couvreur, HilaireHilaire Couvreur (BEL)
1959 Belgium Van Looy, RikRik Van Looy (BEL)
1960 Spain Manzaneque, FernandoFernando Manzaneque (ESP) Faema
1961 Spain Botella, SalvadorSalvador Botella (ESP)
1962 Spain Manzaneque, FernandoFernando Manzaneque (ESP) Wiel's-Roene Leeuw
1963 Spain Colmenarejo, José MartínJosé Martin Colmenarejo (ESP)
1964 Spain Gómez del Moral, AntonioAntonio Gómez del Moral (ESP)
1965 Spain Perez Frances, JoséJosé Perez Frances (ESP) Ferrys
1966 Spain Soler, AngelinoAngelino Soler (ESP)
1967 Spain Pérez Francés, JoséJosé Pérez Francés (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1968 Spain Diaz, MarianoMariano Diaz (ESP)
1969 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL) Faema
1970 Spain Diaz, VenturaVentura Diaz (ESP)
1971 Spain Lopez Rodriguez, JoséJosé Lopez Rodriguez (ESP)
1972 Spain Perurena, DomingoDomingo Perurena (ESP) Kas
1973 Spain Gonzales Linares, Jose AntonioJosé Antonio González Linares (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1974 Italy Bergamo, MarcelloMarcello Bergamo (ITA)
1975 Spain Lopez Carril, VicenteVicente López Carril (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1976 Spain Aja, GonzaloGonzalo Aja (ESP) Teka
1977 Sweden Johansson, BerntBernt Johansson (SWE) Fiorella
1978 No race
1979 Spain Belda, VicenteVicente Belda (ESP) Transmallorca
1980 Germany Thaler, Klaus-PeterKlaus-Peter Thaler (GER) Teka
1981 Spain Fernandez, AlbertoAlberto Fernández (ESP) Teka
1982 Spain Munoz, PedroPedro Muñoz (ESP)
1983 Germany Dietzen, RaimundRaimund Dietzen (GER) Teka
1984 France Cornillet, BrunoBruno Cornillet (FRA) La Vie Claire
1985 Spain Blanco Villar, JesúsJesús Blanco Villar (ESP)
1986 France Hinault, BernardBernard Hinault (FRA) La Vie Claire
1987 Republic of Ireland Roche, StephenStephen Roche (IRL) Carrera Jeans-Vagabond
1988 Switzerland Mächler, ErichErich Mächler (SUI) Carrera Jeans-Vagabond
1989 Spain Ruiz Cabestany, PelloPello Ruiz Cabestany (ESP) ONCE
1990 Netherlands Cordes, TomTom Cordes (NED)
1991 Spain Mauri, MelchorMelchor Mauri (ESP) ONCE
1992 Spain Mauri, MelchorMelchor Mauri (ESP) ONCE
1993 Spain Gorospe, JuliánJulián Gorospe (ESP) Banesto
1994 Russia Ekimov, ViatcheslavViatcheslav Ekimov (RUS) WordPerfect
1995 Switzerland Zulle, AlexAlex Zülle (SUI) ONCE
1996 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE
1997 Spain Dominguez, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Domínguez (ESP) Kelme
1998 France Chanteur, PascalPascal Chanteur (FRA) Casino
1999 Kazakhstan Vinokourov, AlexanderAlexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Ag2r Prévoyance
2000 Spain Olano, AbrahamAbraham Olano (ESP) ONCE
2001 Switzerland Jeker, FabianFabian Jeker (SUI) Milaneza-MSS
2002 Switzerland Zulle, AlexAlex Zülle (SUI) Team Coast
2003 Italy Frigo, DarioDario Frigo (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2004 Spain Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde (ESP) Kelme-Costa Blanca
2005 Italy Petacchi, AlessandroAlessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2006 Spain Colom, AntonioAntonio Colom (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
2007 Spain Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2008 Spain Plaza, RubenRubén Plaza (ESP) S.L. Benfica
2016 Netherlands Poels, WoutWout Poels (NED) Team Sky


  1. "La Volta a la Comunidad Valenciana tampoco verá la luz en 2011 (Comunicado)". Biciciclismo.com (in Spanish). 2 December 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  2. "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana to return to UCI calendar in 2016". Cyclingnews.com. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
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