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Vuelta Ciclista a Rioja (1.1), Spain

Historic results, distances, average speed

The Vuelta Ciclista a Rioja was launched in 1957 as a short stage race in the La Rioja province of northern Spain. Originally held in September, since 1996 it has been run in early spring.

In 2005 it was ranked as a 2.1 stage race, but economic troubles forced the organizers to but back in 2009. Rather than scrap the race, it was re-invented as a single-day race with a 1.1 rating.

Velonews explained the situation: "Economic woes in Spain have forced organizers to reduce the formerly three-day Rioja tour into a one-day race around the famous wine-growing region. Rather than risk not having any race at all, organizers opted to downsize in 2009 with hopes of reviving the stage-race format next season".

Jesus Manzaneque and Carlos Echeverria have the most Vuelta Rioja wins, at three each.

The race is organized by the Club Ciclista Logroñes

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1957 Alberto Sant
18hr 28min 41sec
Cosme Barrutia
@ 41sec
Salvador Botella
@ 10min 23sec
622 km 33.662
1958 Manuel Martin Piñera
14hr 18min 4sec
José Antonio Montero
@ 1min 54sec
Luciano Montero
@ 6min 24sec
509 km 35.592
1959 Race not held
1960 Angel Rodriguez
7hr 39min 39sec
Juan Campillo
@ 9sec
Raul Rey
@ 30sec
299 km 39.030
1961 Race not held
1962 Carlos Echevarria
9hr 55min 34sec
Adolfo Legarra
@ s.t.
Sebastian Elorza
@ 4sec
366 km 36.872
1963 Carlos Echevarria
10hr 7min 31sec
José Anotnio Momene
@ s.t.
Antonio Barrutia
@ s.t.
366 km 36.147
1964 Antonio Barrutia
10hr 42min 27sec
Carlos Echevarria
@ 1sec
Ramon Mendiburu
@ s.t.
360.8 km 33.696
1965 Juan Maria Uribezubia
11hr 37min 29sec
Valentin Uriona
@ 37sec
Carlos Echevarria
@ 2min 40sec
379 km 32.603
1966 Antonio Gomez del Moral
11hr 29min 30sec
Mariano Diaz
@ s.t.
José Manuel Lasa
@ 1min 53sec
375 km 32.632
1967 Gabino Erenozaga
11hr 19min 40sec
Eugenio Lisarde
@ s.t.
Andrés Gandarias
@ s.t.
420 km 37.077
1968 Ramon Mendiburu
10hr 15min 36sec
José Ramon Goyeneche
@ s.t.
Jésus Roda
@ s.t.
355 km 34.600
1969 Luis Ocaña
10hr 40min 54sec
Andrés Gandarias
@ 22sec
Francisco Galdos
@ 28sec
384 km 35.949
1970 Carlos Echevarria José Luis Galdamez
@ 34sec
Juan Manuel Santisteban
@ 1min 17sec
552 km  
1971 Jésus Manzaneque
10hr 47min 37sec
José Casas
@ 1min 6sec
José Luis Abilleira
@ 1min 7sec
450.7 km 41.756
1972 José Antonio Ponton
10hr 56min 31sec
Luis Pedro Santamarina
@ s.t.
Antonio Martos
@ s.t.
420 km 38.384
1973 Jésus Manzaneque
9hr 47min 47sec
Francisco Galdos
@ 1min 7sec
José Pesarrodona
@ 1min 47sec
342 km 34.911
1974 Jésus Manzaneque
12hr 45min 26sec
Juan Manuel Santisteban
@ 1min 6sec
José Casas
@ 1min 17sec
490 km 38.410
1975 Javier Elorriaga
11hr 41min 52sec
Jésus Manzaneque
@ 9sec
Vicente Lopez Carril
@ 10sec
485.3 km 41.487
1976 Race not run
1977 Rafael Ladron de Guevara
11hr 16min 59sec
Domingo Perurena
@ s.t.
Carlos Melero
@ 1min 3sec
471 km 41.744
1978 Francisco Galdos
7hr 21min 22sec
Vicente Belda
@ 7sec
Israel Lejarreta
@ 8sec
260.4 km 35.399
1979 Eulalio Garcia
8hr 45min 52sec
Jésus Manzaneque
@ 55sec
Angel Lopez del Alamo
@ 1min 24sec
327 km 37.310
1980 Jésus Suarez Cuevas
7hr 47min 11sec
Elalio Garcia
@ 15sec
Vicente Belda
@ 20sec
356 km 45.721
1981 Isidro Juarez
10hr 43min 20sec
Alberto Fernandez
@ 2min 46sec
Juan Fernandez
@ 3min 53sec
425 km 39.637
1982 Marino Lejarreta
10hr 28min 57sec
Vicente Belda
@ 15sec
Elalio Garcia
@ 3min 43sec
433.5 km 41.354
1983 Eduardo Chozas
15hr 9min 59sec
Arsenio Gonzalez
@ 5sec
Enrique Aja
@ 15sec
576.5 km 38.012
1984 Iñaki Gaston
15hr 49min 3sec
Julian Gorospe
@ 3sec
Jésus Blanco
@ 50sec
606 km 38.312
1985 Francisco Antequera
17hr 11min 42sec
Enrique Aja
@ 8sec
Jésus Blanco Villar
@ 54sec
627 km 36.464
1986 José Luis Laguia
12hr 3min 47sec
Mariano Sanchez
@ 3sec
Francisco Antequera
@ s.t.
491 km 40.703
1987 Raimond Dietzen
15hr 4min 25sec
Iñaki Gaston
@ s.t.
Julian Gorospe
@ sec
614.4 km 40.733
1988 Federico Echave
17hr 9min 22sec
Marino Alonso
@ s.t.
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
@ 4min 34sec
643.9 km 37.532
1989 Enrique Aja
18hr 15min 3sec
Ruben Gorospe
@ 2min 17sec
Fernando Quevedo
@ 2min 43sec
675.6 km 37.017
1990 Alfonso Gutierrez
16hr 22min 39sec
Iñaki Gaston
@ s.t.
Enrique Aja
@ s.t.
660 km 40.299
1991 Race not run
1992 Mikel Zarrabeitia
14hr 17min 17sec
Antonio Martin
@ 15sec
Viktor Klimov
@ 28sec
493 km 35.504
1993 Laurent Jalabert
14hr 19min 31sec
Kiko Garcia
@ s.t.
Asiate Saitov
@ s.t.
528 km 36.858
1994 José Maria Jimenez
15hr 41min 1sec
Alex Zülle
@ 14sec
David Garcia
@ 15sec
542 km 34.558
1995 Miguel
Indurain
13hr 42min 3sec
José Maria Jimenez
@ 24sec
Laudelino Cubino
@ 45sec
509.4 km 37.180
1996 Roberto Sierra
12hr 46min 41sec
Heminio Diaz Zabala
@ s.t.
Francisco Cabello
@ 1min 34sec
490.2 km 38.363
1997 José Maria Jimenez
15hr 18min 15sec
Santiago Blanco
@ s.t.
Marcos Serrano @ 1min 6sec 648.2 km 42.354
1998 Abraham Olano
19hr 2min 28sec
Juan Carlos Dominguez
@ 3sec
Santiago Blanco
@ s.t.
713.5 km 37.472
1999 Juan Carlos Dominguez
12hr 54min 10sec
Jan Hruska
@ 1min 20sec
Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano
@ 1min 23sec
520.2 km 40.317
2000 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero
17hr 19min 57sec
Angel Vicioso
@ s.t.
Roberto Heras
@ s.t.
687.6 km 39.671
2001 Cesar Solaun
16hr 17min 34sec
Aitor Kintana
@ 14sec
José Maria Jimenez
@ 16sec
661.6 km 40.607
2002 Carlos Torrent
13hr 0sec 2sec
Denis Menchov
@ s.t.
Xavier Florencio
@ s.t.
573 km 44.075
2003 Felix Rafael Cardenas
8hr 22min 56sec
Francisco Mancebo
@ 13sec
José Manuek Maestre
@ 39sec
339.9 km 40.501
2004 Vladimir Karpets
12hr 8min 25sec
José Angel Gomez
@ 10sec
Josep Jufre
@ 24sec
503.4 km 41.465
2005 Javier Pascual Rodriguez
13hr 10min 12sec
Israel Perez
@ 10sec
Jaume Rovira
@ 14sec
529.2 km 40.182
2006 Riccardo Serrano
11hr 26min 47sec
Ruben Plaza
@ s.t.
Vladimir Efimkin
@ s.t.
474.5 km 41.454
2007 Ruben Plaza
11hr 8min 21sec
Vladimir Karpets
@ s.t.
Candido Barbosa
@ 53sec
459.2 km 41.223
2008 Manuel Calvente
11hr 1min 32sec
Sergio Pardilla
@ s.t.
Niklas Axelsson
@ 7sec
460.9 km 41.802
2009 David Garcia
5hr 55min 47sec
Angel Vicioso
@ s.t.
Manuel Vazquez
@ s.t.
218.7 km 36.881
2010 Angel Vicioso
5hr 35min 10sec
Aitor Perez
@ s.t.
Marcos Garcia
@ 17sec
199.5 km 35.714
2011 Imanol Erviti
4hr 51min 42sec
Juan Pablo Suarez
@ s.t.
Giovanni Manuel Baez
@ 2sec
198 km 40.727
2012 Evgeny Shalunov
4hr 48min 41sec
Pablo Urtasun
@ 28sec
Mikhail Antonov
@ s.t.
190.9 km 39.677
2013 Francesco Lasca
3hr 55min 50sec
Michael Matthews
@ s.t.
Ken Hanson
@ s.t.
158.7 km 40.376
2014 Michael Matthews
3hr 54min 34sec
Francesco Lasca
@ s.t.
Carlos Barbero
@ s.t.
164.7 km 42.129
2015 Caleb Ewen
3hr 52min 42sec
Daryl Impey
@ s.t.
Andrea Palini
@ s.t.
166.3 km 42.879
2016 Michael Matthews
3hr 47min 20sec
Sergei Shilov
@ s.t.
Carlos Barbero
@ s.t.
157.4 km 41.543 km/hr
2017 Rory Sutherland
3hr 25min 7sec
Michael Albasini
@ 20sec
José Rojas
@ s.t.
150.5 km 44.014 km/hr