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Chrono de Nations - Grand Prix des Nations (1.1), France

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

The Chrono des Nations is a single-day individual time trial run in the town of Les Herbiers, in the Vendée, France. The Vendée is in west-central France with its western border on the Atlantic coast.

The Chrono des Nations replaces the venerable Grand Prix des Nations time trial. I've included the results for both events on the page, starting with the first GP des Nations in 1932, won by Maurice Archambaud. A look at the distances of those early GP de Nations leaves one in awe of their length and the challenge the riders faced.

During the Second World War, there were two editions of the GP des Nations. One was held in the occupied zone of France (northern and western France) and the other in the free zone (southern France). The races for that period are labeled "OZ" and "FZ", respectively.

Also, a look at the riders names of the GP des Nations podium shows the race was truly important. The greatest riders of their times competed in this race.

The Chrono des Nations was originally named Chrono des Herbiers and when it merged with the GP des Nations in 2006, the name was changed to Chrono des Nations.

Complete Podium history:

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

Grand Prix des Nations
1932 Maurice Archambaud
3hr 49min 28sec
Alfredo Bovet
@ 6min 5sec
Léon Le Calvez
@ 8min 2sec
142 km 37.129
1933 Raymond Louviot
4hr 2min 25sec
Léon Le Calvez
DQ from 1st for changing bike
Marinus Valentijn
@ 2min 1sec
142 km 35.194
1934 Antonin Magne
3hr 35min 57sec
Amadée Fournier
@ 59sec
Luciano Montero
@ 4min 49sec
140 km 38.703
1935 Antonin Magne
3hr 50min 45sec
Edgard De Caluwe
@ 3min 15sec
Luciano Montero
@ 4min 9sec
140 km 36.621
1936 Antonin Magne
3hr 45min 54sec
Pierre Cogan
@ 2min 8sec
Luciano Montero
@ 3min 13sec
142 km 37.720
1937 Pierre Cogan
3hr 44min 30sec
Maurice Archambaud
@ 1min 18sec
Georges Speicher
@ 1min 56sec
142 km 37.951
1938 Louis Aimar
3hr 54min 10sec
Gerrit Schulte
@ 1sec
Amédée Fournier
@ 3min 14sec
146 km 37.407
1939
1940
Race not held
1941
OZ
Louis Aimar
3hr 2min 27sec
Yvan Marie
@ 37sec

Louis Gauthier
@ 2min 2sec

116 km 38.147
1941
FZ
Jules Rossi Fernand Mithouard
@ 2min 7sec
Ferdi Kubler
@ 2m 7sec
   
1942
OZ
Emile Idée
3hr 45min 41sec
Odiel Van den Meerschaut
@ 2min 19sec
Jules Rossi
@ 2min 50sec
142 km 37.750
1942
FZ
Jean-Marie Goasmat
3hr 42min 11sec
Eugène Galliussi
@ 1min 12sec
Pierre Cogan
@ 1min 58sec
140 km 37.807
1943 Joseph Somers
3hr 32min 18sec
Jules Rossi
@ 41sec
Maurice Clautier
@ 2min 22sec
140 km 39.566
1944 Emile Carrara
2hr 17min 29sec
Jules Rossi
@ 4min 26sec
Emile Idée
@ 5min 31sec
85 km 37.095
1945 Eloi Tassin
3hr 48min 32sec
Emile Carrara
@ 1min 39sec
Albert Dubuisson
@ 3min 5sec
140 km 36.756
1946 Fausto Coppi
3hr 41min 46sec
Emile Idée
@ 1min 49sec
André Mahé
@ 7min 19sec
140 km 37.880
1947 Fausto Coppi
3hr 38min 25sec
Emile Idée
@ 8min 14sec
Fiorenzo Magni
@ 9min 0sec
140 km 38.456
1949 Charles Coste
3hr 41min 32sec
Wim van Est
@ 13sec
Maurice Blomme
@ 17sec
141.3 km 38.267
1950 Maurice Bloome
3hr 41min 52sec
René Berton
@ 4min 18sec
Antonin Rolland
@ 6min 47sec
141.3 km 38.210
1951 Hugo Koblet
3hr 31min 50sec
Fausto Coppi
@ 1min 42sec
René Berton
@ 2min 7sec
140.3 km 39.738
1952 Louison Bobet
3hr 39min 2sec
Maurice Blomme
@ 42sec
Yvon Marrec
@ 3min 2sec
140.3 km 38.432
1953 Jacques Anquetil
3hr 32min 25sec
Roger Creton
@ 6min 41sec
Agostino Coletto
@ 7min 35sec
140.3 km 39.630
1954 Jacques Anquetil
3hr 30min 58sec
Jean Branckart
@ 22sec
Isaac Vitré
@ 3min 32sec
140.3 km 39.898
1955 Jacques Anquetil
3hr 29min 16sec
Albert Bouvet
@ 2min 46sec
Marcel Janssens
@ 5min 3sec
140.3 km 40.226
1956 Jacques Anquetil
2hr 22min 10sec
Albert Bouvet
@ 4min 19sec
Miguel Bover
@ 8min 19sec
100 km 42.202
1957 Jacques Anquetil
2hr 22min 12sec
Ercole Baldini
@ 3min 10sec
Aldo Moser
@ 5min 20sec
100 km 42.191
1958 Jacques Anquetil
2hr 19min 1sec
Gérard Saint
@ 3min 58sec
Michel Vermeulin
@ 6min 27sec
100 km 43.160
1959 Aldo Moser
2hr 23min 18sec
Roger Rivière
@ 4sec
Alcide Vaucher
@ 1min 25sec
100 km 41.869
1960 Ercole Baldini
2hr 23min 8sec
Joseph Vloeberghs
@ 3min 54sec
Raymond Mastrotto
@ 3min 54sec
101 km 42.334
1961 Jacques Anquetil
2hr 17min 38sec
Gilbert Desmet
@ 9min 7sec
Aldo Moser
@ 10min 3sec
100 km 43.591
1962 Ferdinand Bracke
2hr 22min 8sec
Jean-Claude Lebaube
@ 31sec
Claude Valdois
@ 1min 39sec
100 km 42.213
1963 Raymond Poulidor
2hr 21min 48sec
Ferdinand Bracke
@ 3min 15sec
Walter Boucquet
@ 6min 22sec
100 km 42.311
1964 Walter Boucquet
2hr 22min 50sec
Arie den Hartog
@ 2min 6sec
Claude Valdois
@ 2min 25sec
100 km 42.007
1965 Jacques Anquetil
1hr 34min 24sec
Rudi Altig
@ 3min 9sec
Raymond Poulidor
@ 4min 58sec
73.7 km 46.843
1966 Jacques Anquetil
1hr 38min 17sec
Felice Gimondi
@ 1min 51sec
Eddy Merckx
@ 3min 7sec
72 km 43.954
1967 Felice Gimondi
1hr 34min 42sec
Bernard Guyot
@ 1mn 57sec
Robert Hagmann
@ 4min 1sec
73.2 km 46.378
1968 Felice Gimondi
1hr 32min 48sec
Herman van Springel
@ 2min 52sec
Luis Ocana
@ 4min 3sec
73.5 km 47.518
1969 Herman van Springel
2hr 19min 16sec
Raymond Poulidor
@ 28sec
Davide Boifava
@ 2min 19sec
100 km 43.078
1970 Herman van Springel
2hr 12min 56sec
Ole Ritter
@ 2min 15sec
Luis Ocana
@ 3min 5sec
101 km 45.575
1971 Luis Ocana
1hr 40min 45sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 3min 1sec
Leif Mortensen
@ 3min 3sec
76 km 45.260
1972 Roger Swerts
1hr 46min 49sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 32sec
Yves Hézard
@ 50sec
78 km 43.814
1973 Eddy Merckx
1hr 46min 28sec
Luis Ocana
@ 2min 48sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 2min 55sec
80 km 45.084
1974 Roy Schuiten
2hr 1min 40sec
Dirk Baert
@ 3min 39sec
Paul Lannoo
@ 3min 44sec
90 km 44.383
1975 Roy Schuiten
2hr 0min 3sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 4min 29sec
Bernard Thévenet
@ 5min 59sec
90 km 44.981
1976 Freddy Maertens
2hr 2min 26sec
Roy Schuiten
@ 1min 58sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 2min 4sec
90 km 44.104
1977 Bernard Hinault
2hr 9min 19sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 3min 15sec
Jorgen Marcussen
@ 3min 58sec
90 km 41.757
1978 Bernard Hinault
2hr 6min 35sec
Francesco Moser
@ 56sec
Hennie Kuiper
@ 1min 29sec
90 km 42.650
1979 Bernard Hinault
2hr 3min 57sec
Francesco Moser
@ 1min 45sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 3min 12sec
90 km 43.565
1980 Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke
2hr 6min 3sec
Daniel Gisiger
@ 2min 56sec
Francesco Moser
@ 3min 0sec
90 km 42.840
1981 Daniel Gisiger
2hr 5min 42sec
Stephen Roche
@ 37sec
Hans-Henrik Oersted
@ 1min 34sec
90 km 42.959
1982 Bernard Hinault
2hr 6min 34sec
Daniel Gisiger
@ 2min 0sec
Bert Oosterbosch
@ 2min 29sec
90 km 42.665
1983 Daniel Gisiger
3hr 3min 43sec
Greg LeMond
@ 1min 47sec
Bert oosterbosch
@ 2min 52sec
89 km 43.163
1984 Bernard Hinault
2hr 0min 50sec
Sean Kelly
@ 1min 34sec
Stephen Roche
@ 1min 46sec
89 km 44.193
1985 Charly Mottet
2hr 10min 3sec
Thierry Marie
@ 4min 43sec
Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke
@ 4min 56sec
89 km 44.114
1986 Sean Kelly
2hr 4min 21sec
Laurent Fignon
@ 5sec
Jean-François Bernard
@ 18sec
89 km 42.943
1987 Charly Mottet
2hr 0min 36sec
Jean François Bernard
@ 3min 12sec
Marino Lejarreta
@ 3min 29sec
89 km 44.776
1988 Charly Mottet
1hr 58min 46sec
Laurent Fignon
@ 2min 40sec
Michael Wilson
@ 4min 10sec
89 km 44.962
1989 Laurent Fignon
1hr 56min 57sec
Thomas Wegmuller
@ 22sec
Charly Mottet
@ 53sec
89 km 45.660
1990 Thomas Wegmuller
1hr 57min 57sec
Erik Breukink
@ 1min 47sec
Tony Rominger
@ 2min 15sec
89 km 45.268
1991 Tony Rominger
1hr 20min 40sec
Erik Breukink
@ 58sec
Thomas Wegmuller
@ 2min 8sec
64 km 47.603
1992 Johan Bruyneel
1hr 9min 0sec
Tony Rominger
@ 5sec
Viatcheslav Ekimov
@ 16sec
56.2 km 48.860
1993 Armand De Las Cuevas
1hr 20min 54sec
Stephen Hodge
@ 1min 2sec
Eddy Seigneur
@ 1min 27sec
62.5 km 46.354
1994 Tony Rominger
1hr 47min 41sec
Francis Moreau
@ 3min 48sec
Thierry Marie
@ 4min 13sec
84.5 km 47.082
1995 Race not held
1996 Chris Boardman
1hr 25min 39sec
Bjarne Riis
@ 4min 51sec
Abraham Olano
@ 5min 11sec
70 km 49.031
1997 Uwe Peschel
1hr 30min 52sec
Marc Streel
@ 24sec
Chris Boardman
@ 44sec
72 km 47.542
1998 Franciscque Teyssier
1hr 30min 16sec
Gilles Maignan
@ 21sec
Marc Streel
@ 47sec
72 km 47.859
1999 Serhey Honchar
1hr 28min 40sec
Chris Boardman
@ 6sec
Jens Voigt
@ 32sec
71 km 48.045
2000 Lance Armstrong
1hr 31min 5sec
Raivis Belohvosicks
@ 1min 41sec
Laszlo Bodrogi
@ 2min 34sec
75 km 49.404
2001 Jens Voigt
1hr 34min 13sec
Laszlo Bodrogi
@ 11sec
Jean Nutti
@ 39sec
74 km 47.124
2002 Uwe Peschel
1hr 24min 4sec
Laszlo Bodrogi
@ 36sec
Yuriy Krivtsov
@ 54se
67 km 47.819
2003 Michael Rich
1hr 31min 1sec
Bert Roesems
@ 1sec
Serhiy Honchar
@ 53sec
70 km 46.145
2004 Michael Rich
1hr 8min 24sec
Uwe Peschel
@ 10sec
José Ivan Gutierrez
@ 36sec
54 km 47.368
Chrono des Herbiers
1988 Pascal Lance
1hr 5min 50sec
Thomas Hartmann
@ 32sec
Philippe Bouvatier
@ 37sec
48.4 km 44.111
1989 Marco Jeletich
1hr 3min 59sec
Bernard Richard
@ 41sec
Thierry Dupuy
@ 43sec
48.4 km 45.386
1990 Jan Karlsson
1hr 3min 38sec
Francis Moreau
@ 36sec
Michael Rich
@ 59sec
49.5 km 46.673
1991 Jan Karlsson
1hr 0min 53sec
Thierry Marie
@ 5sec
Hervé Garel
@ 1min 56sec
47.5 km 46.810
1992 Arturas Kasputis
1hr 2min 54sec
Marek Lesniewski
@ 52sec
Jan Karlsson
@ 1min 24sec
48.4 km 46.168
1993 Chris Boardman
1hr 0min 52sec
Pascal Lance
@ 59sec
Eddy Seigneur
@ 1min 52sec
47.525 46.848
1994 Pascal Lance
1hr 0min 34sec
Thierry Marie
@ 1min 13sec
Jan Karlsson
@ 1min 40sec
48.050 47.600
1995 Pascal Lance
1hr 3min 25.16sec
Marek Lesniewski
@ 4.76sec
Nicolas Aubier
@ 17.63sec
48.3 km 45.697
1996 Chris Boardman
58min 56.89sec
Laurent Brochard
@ 2min 56.93sec
Neil Stephens
@ 3min 14.48sec
48.3km 49.162
1997 Serguei Honchar
1hr 0min 10.44sec
Tony rominger
@ .34sec
Francisque Teyssier
@ 46.21sec
48.3 km 48.160
1998 Serguei Honchar
59min 20.34sec
Gilles Maignan
@ 1min 14.03sec
Francisque Teyssier
@ 1min 26.05sec
48.3 km 48.838
1999 Serguei Honchar
1hr 0min 23.44sec
Gilles Maignan
@ 31.44sec
Christophe Moreau
@ 56.98sec
48.15 km 47.838
2000 Jean Nuttli
59min 48.42sec
Serguei Honchar
@ 55.83sec
Laszlo Bodrogi
@ 1min 25.06sec
48.15 km 48.305
2001 Jean Nuttli
59min 45.17sec
Laszlo Bodrogi
@ 26.90sec
Serguei Honchar
@ 50.98sec
48.349 km 48.150
2002 Michael Rich
59min 45.36sec
Fabian Cancellara
@ 8.97sec
Bert Roesems
@ 29.42sec
48.15 km 48.346
2003 Michael Rich
1hr 0min 23.98sec
Bert Roesems
@ 32.53sec
Uwe Peschel
@ 1min 7.93sec
48.15 km 47.831
2004 Bert Roesems
1hr 1min 19.6sec
Vladimir Gusev
@ 10.38sec
Sebastian Lang
@ 1min 3.6sec
48.15 km 47.108
2005 Ondrej Sosenka
1hr 0min 18.69sec
Michael Rogers
@ 2.80sec
Vladimir Gusev
@ 18.96sec
48.15 km 47.901
Chrono des Nations
2006 Raivis Belohvosciks
1hr 0min 2.7 sec
Brian Vandborg
@ 27.75sec
Matti Helminen
@ 1min 51.5sec
48.15 km 48.113
2007 Laszlo Bodrogi
59min 18.2sec
Raivis Belohvosciks
@ 20sec
Stef Clement
@ 36sec
48.32 km 48.890
2008 Stef Clement
1hr 0min 58.41sec
Manuel Quinziato
@ 2sec
Raivis Belohvosciks
@ 3sec
48,5 km 47.731
2009 Alexandre Vinokourov
1hr 0min 9.05sec
Jean-Christophe Péraud
@ 1min 7sec
Yuriy Krivtsov
@ 1min 12sec
48.5 km 48.379
2010 David Millar
58min 53.27sec
Edvald Boasson Hagen
@ 2min 19sec
Lieuwe Westra
@ 3min 6sec
48.5 km 49.420
2011 Tony Martin
56min 20.84sec
Gustav-Erik Larsson
@ 2min 3sec
Alex Dowsett
@ 2min 50sec
48.5 km 51.657
2012 Tony Martin
58min 7.16sec
Sylvain Chavanel
@ 41sec
Taylor Phinney
@ 42sec
48.5 km 50.072
2013 Tony Martin
1hr 10min 48.64 sec
Gustav-Erik Larsson
@ 14sec
Sylvain Chavanel
@ 45sec
57.025 km 48.326
2014 Sylvain Chavanel
1hr 4min 19sec
Jérémy Roy
@ 53sec
Reidar Bohlin Borgersen
@ 2min 3sec
51.53 km  48.084
2015 Vasil Kiryienka
1hr 4min 36sec
Marcin Bialoblocki
@ 1min 12sec
Johan Le Bon
@ 1min 37sec
51.53 km 47.861
2016 Vasil Kiryienka
1hr 4min 8.41sec
Jonathan Castroviejo
@ 5sec
Martin Toft Madsen
@ 59sec
51.53 km 48.209
km/hr