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Critérium International (HC), France

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

The Critérium International is currently a 2-day, 3-stage bicycle race held in late March. Originally promoted by Gaston Blénac and Paris-Soir it was originally called the Critérium National de la Route and was a single-day race. In 1963 it became a 3-stage race.

During the Second World War 2 editions were held, one in the German-occupied zone of France and one in the Vichy portion. In the results below they'll be labeled "Oc.Z." and "Vi.Z." for Occupied and Vichy.

It was open only to French riders until 1977. From 1978 to 1980 foreign riders on French teams could compete. Foreign riders on foreign teams were allowed from 1981 and the race was given its present name, Critérium International. The race currently consists of a time trial, rolling road stage and a mountain stage and since 2010, has been held on the island of Corsica

In November of 2016, race organizer ASO announced it would no longer put on the race, citing a smaller peloton caused by competing events occurring at the same time, such as Gent-Wevelgem, and the Volta a Catalunya.

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1932 Léon Le Calvez
5hr 53min
Pierre Magne
@ s.t.
Maurice Archambaud
@ s.t.
207 km 35.184
1933 André Leducq
6hr 4min 2sec
Georges Speicher
@ s.t.
Jean Bidot
@ s.t.
217 km 35.766
1934 Roger Lapébie
5hr 21min 35sec
Jules Merviel
@ s.t.
René Le Grevès
@ s.t.
204 km 38.062
1935 René Le Grevès
6hr 24min
René Vietto
@ s.t.
Antonin Magne
@ s.t.
220 km 34.323
1936 Paul Chocque
6hr 4min 26sec
Fernand Mithouard
@ 35sec
Arthur Debruyckere
@ s.t.
230 km 37.867
1937 Roger Lapébie, René Le Grevès
(tied), 6hr 41min
Pierre Cloarec
@ smin
207 km 30.923
1938 Pierre Jaminet
6hr 44min
Pierre Cloarec
@ s.t.
Sauveur Ducazeaux
@ 2min
242 km 35.941
1939 André Deforge
6hr 39min 14sec
Marcel Laurent
@ s.t.
Pierre Jaminet
@ s.t.
245 km 36.821
1940 Emile Idée
4hr 37min 50sec
Marcel Vandevelde
@ 1min 45sec
André Deforge
@ 2min 15sec
174 km 37.576
1941
Oc.Z.
Yvan Marie
5hr 11min 35sec
André Desmoulins
@ 6min 34sec
Albert Goutal
@ s.t.
184 km 35.432
1941
Vi.Z.
Benoît Faure
4hr 35min
Pierre Cogan
@ 1min
Aldo Bertocco
@ 2min
188 km 40.931
1942
Oc.Z.
Emile Idée
5hr 27min 24sec
Raymond Louviot
@ 6 lengths
Raymond Guegan
@ 3min
193 km 35.370
1942
Vi.Z.
Aldo Bertocco
5hr 3min 20sec
Joseph Soffoetti
@ s.t.
Marcel Laurent
@ s.t.
185 km 36.593
1943
Oc.Z.
Emile Idée
5hr 30min 32sec
Georges Blum
@ 1min 16sec
Raymond Guegan
@ s.t.
200 km 36.305
1943
Vi.Z.
Louis Gauthier
5hr 38min
Emile Rol
@ 9min
André Deforge
@ 11min 30sec
200 km 35.503
1944 Roger Piel
5hr 53min 51sec
Louis Thietard
@ 5sec
Aimable Denhez
@ s.t.
174 km 29.504
1945 Joseph Goutorbe
5hr 12min 8sec
Manuel Huguet
@ 6sec
Emile Idée
@ 1min 24sec
190 km 36.523
1946 Camille Danguillaume
Kléber Piot
(tied)
5hr 18min 10sec
  Lucien Boda
@ 1min 34sec
205 km 38.659
1947 Emile Idée
5hr 20min 5sec
Emile Carrara
@ 1min 46sec
Urbain Caffi
@ 2min 42sec
205 km 38.427
1948 Camille Danguillaume
5hr 21min 18sec
Emile Idée
@ s.t.
Victor Pernac
@ s.t.
198 km 36.975
1949 Emile Idée
5hr 52min 30sec
Raymond Lucas
@ 1min 56sec
Antonin Rolland
@ 2min 33sec
225 km 38.298
1950 Pierre Barbotin
5hr 51min 21sec
Guy Lapébie
@ 1min 34sec
Louis Dupres
@ s.t.
225 km 38.423
1951 Louison Bobet
5hr 45min 50sec
Pierre Barbotin
@ 28sec
Robert Desbats
@ 58sec
225 km 39.036
1952 Louison Bobet
5hr 37min 12sec
Robert Varnajo
@ s.t.
Bernard Gauthier
@ s.t.
222 km 39.502
1953 Robert Desbats
5hr 55min 10sec
Jacques Dupont
@ s.t.
Gilbert Loof
@ s.t.
224 km 38.841
1954 Roger Hassenforder
5hr 31min 38sec
Raul Remy
@ 18sec
Bernard Gauthier
@ s.t.
223 km 40.346
1955 René Privat
5hr 41min 16sec
Pierre Molinéris
@ s.t.
Bernard Gauthier
@ s.t.
222 km 39.031
1956 Roger Hassenforder
5hr 32min 29sec
Louis Caput
@ s.t.
Jean Forestier
@ s.t.
223 km 40.23
1957 Jean Forestier
5hr 40min 5sec
Louison Bobet
@ s.t.
Serge Blusson
@ s.t.
222 km 39.167
1958 Roger Hassenforder
6hr 20min 3sec
Raphaël Géminiani
@ s.t.
Claude Colette
@ s.t.
244 km 38.521
1959 André Darrigade
6hr 14min 29sec
Fernand Picot
@ s.t.
Jean Graczyk
@ s.t.
250 km 40.055
1960 Jean Graczyk
6hr 20min 19sec
Claude Colette
@ 3sec
Jacques Anquetil
@ 2min 4sec
250 km 39.441
1961 Jacques Anquetil
6hr 51sec
André Darrigade
@ s.t.
Jean Gainche
@ s.t.
250 km 41.569
1962 Joseph Groussard
6hr 7min 32sec
Jean Claude Annaert
@ s.t.
Anatole Novak
@ s.t.
250 km 40.813
1963 Jacques Anquetil
4hr 27min 34sec
Raymond Poulidor
@ 21sec
Joseph Velly
@ 33sec
177.2 km
(1st time
3 stages)
39.736
1964 Raymond Poulidor
8hr 36min 43sec
Edouard Delberghe
@ smin 12sec
Joseph Novales
@ 2min 15sec
298.5 km 34.611
1965 Jacques Anquetil
9hr 19min 12sec
Raymond Poulidor
@ 41sec
Jean Claude Annaert
@ 2min 10sec
325 km 34.871
1966 Raymond Poulidor
8hr 33min 53sec
Roger Pingeon
@ 56sec
Jean Claude Lebaube
@ 2min 12sec
300.3 km 35.027
1967 Jacques Anquetil
6hr 14min 22sec
Raymond Poulidor
@ s.t.
Raymond Delisle
@ 5sec
223.2 km
(single stage)
35.772
1968 Raymond Poulidor
6hr 5min 43sec
Jean Jourden
@ 2 sec
Roger Pingeon
@ 1min 31sec
223.2 km
(single stage)
36.619
1969 Gilbert Bellone
6hr 47min 28sec
Raymond Delisle
@ 1min 47sec
Georges Chappe
@ 1min 52sec
264.5 km
(single stage)
38.948
1970 Georges Chappe
5hr 55min 48sec
Lucien Aimar
@ 49sec
Roland Berland
@ s.t.
225 km
(single stage)
37.943
1971 Raymond Poulidor
5hr 45min 3sec
Gilbert Bellone
@ 31sec
Daniel Ducreux
@ 38sec
236 km
(single stage)
41.038
1972 Raymond Poulidor
5hr 14min 44sec
Alain Santy
@ 31sec
Jean Luc Molinéris
@ 1min 36sec
212.4 km
(single stage)
40.491
1973 Jean-Pierre Danguillaume
5hr 37min 24sec
Alain Santy
@ s.t.
André Mollet
@ 4sec
222 km
(single stage)
39.478
1974 Bernard Thévenet
6hr 21min 12sec
Christian Raymond
@ 1min 49sec
Raymond Delisle
@ s.t.
228.5 km
(single stage)
35.965
1975 Jacques Esclassan
5hhr 43min 48sec
André Corbeau
@ s.t.
Jean Chassang
@ s.t.
214.7 km
(single stage)
37.469
1976 Patrick Beon
6hr 9min 18sec
Yves Hézard
@ 42sec
Raymond Martin
@ s.t.
216.7 km
(single stage)
35.207
1977 Jean Chassang
6hr 5min 38sec
Raymond Delisle
@ s.t.
Roland Berland
@ 20sec
236.9 km
(single stage)
38.875
1978 Bernard Hinault
6hr 5min 53sec
Michel Laurent
@ 36sec
Yves Hézard
@ 40sec
239.1 km
(3 stages begin again)
39.245
1979 Joop Zoetemelk
6hr 12min 5sec
Bernard Hinault
@ 54sec
Sven-Ake Nilsson
@ 1min 44sec
254.7 km 41.071
1980 Michel Laurent
6hr 56min 23sec
Jean-René Bernaudeau
@ 16sec
Régis Ovion
@ 1min 20sec
251.2 km 36.197
1981 Bernard Hinault
7hr 26min 6sec
Jacques Bossis
@ 2sec
Régis Clère
2 6sec
281.7 km 37.888
1982 Laurent Fignon
7hr 52min 1sec
André Chappuis
@ 2sec
Marcel Tinazzi
@ 31sec
282.2 km 35.745
1983 Sean Kelly Jean-Marie Grezet Joop Zoetemelk 292 km  
1984 Sean Kelly
7hr 11min 21sec
Pascal Simon
@ 2min 39sec
Stephen Roche
@ 2min 43sec
281.5 km 39.156
1985 Stephen Roche
7hr 11min 7sec
Charles Bérard
@ 3sec
Sean Kelly
@ 27sec
276 km 38.412
1986 Urs Zimmerman
7hr 13min 38sec
Sean Kelly
@ 35sec
Greg LeMond
@ 57sec
282 km 39.019
1987 Sean Kelly
7hr 9min 21sec
Stephen Roche
@ 11sec
Pascal Simon
@ 1min 5sec
273 km 38.151
1988 Erik Breukink
7hr 43min 19sec
Laurent Fignon
@ 9sec
Robert Millar
@ 27sec
288.5 km 37.361
1989 Miguel Indurain
7hr 15min 25sec
Charly Mottet
@ 19sec
Stephen Roche
@ 29sec
284 km 39.135
1990 Laurent Fignon
8hr 20min 43sec
Gilles Delion
@ 29sec
Jean-Claude Leclercq
@ 42sec
308.5 36.697
1991 Stephen Roche
7hr 56min 55sec
Gérard Rué
@ 18sec
Charly Mottet
@ 26sec
300.5 km 37.805
1992 Jean François Bernard
7hr 41min 8sec
Gert-Jan Theunisse
@ 20sec
Giorgio Furlan
@ 25sec
306 km 39.815
1993 Erik Breukink
7hr 12min 41sec
Tony Rominger
@ 13sec
Alex Zülle
@ 15sec
291 km 40.353
1994 Giorgio Furlan
7hr 25min 1sec
Tony Rominger
@ 16sec
Evgeni Barzin
@ s.t.
288.5 38.897
1995 Laurent Jalabert
7hr 20min 44sec
Vladislav Bobrik
@ 32sec
Evgani Berzin
@ 1min 11sec
288 km 39.207
1996 Chris Boardman
7hr 7min 14sec
Michele Coppolillo
@ 5sec
Mauro Gianetti
@ 8sec
277.5 km 38.972
1997 Marcelino Garcia
7hr 8min 24sec
Laurent Jalabert
@ 50sec
Pascal Lino
@ 54sec
276 km 38.655
1998 Bobby Julich
7hr 38min 16sec
(Christophe Moreau was 1st but DQ'd for dope)
Davide Rebellin
@ 24sec
Bo Hamburger
@ 37sec
278.5 km 36.463
1999 Jens Voigt
6hr 54min 37sec
David Millar
@ s.t.
Andrei Teteriouk
@ 6sec
277 km 40.085
2000 Abraham Olano
7hr 4min 39sec
Juan Carlos Dominguez
@ 3sec
Alexnadre Vinokourov
@ 15sec
284.5 km 40.198
2001 Rik Verbrugghe
7hr 38min 33sec
Alberto Martinez
@ 16sec
Jens Voigt
@ 24sec
303.5 km 39.712
2002 Alberto Martinez
7hr 33min 3sec
Lance Armstrong
@ 1sec
David Moncoutié
@ 12sec
299 km 39.598
2003 Laurent Brochard
7hr 9min 40sec
Jens Voigt
@ 22sec
David Moncoutié
@ 23sec
294.3 km 41.097
2004 Jens Voigt
7hr 40min 45sec
Jose Ivan Gutierrez
@ 12sec
Lance Armstrong
@ 14sec
297.3 km 38.715
2005 Bobby Julich
7hr 12min 8sec
Thomas Dekker
@ 8sec
Jörg Jaksche
@ 23sec
293.8 km 40.793
2006 Ivan Basso
7hr 17min 3sec
Erik Dekker
@ 27sec
Andriy Grivko
@ 1min 8sec
301.3 km 41.364
2007 Jens Voigt
6hr 54min 57sec
Thomas Lövkvist
@ 34sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ 37sec
285.8 km 41.325
2008 Jens Voigt
7hr 29min 1sec
Gustav Erik Larsson
@ 57sec
Luis Léon Sánchez
@ s.t.
299.8 km 40.061
2009 Jens Voigt
7hr 23min
Frantisek Rabon
@ 2sec
Danny Pate
@ 9sec
296.8 km 40.199
2010 Pierrick Fedrigo
7hr 11min 59sec
Michael Rogers
@ 14sec
Tiago Machado
@ 15sec
258.2 km 35.862
2011 Frank Schleck
7hr 13min 12sec
Vasil Kiryienka
@ 13sec
Rein Taaramae
@ 30sec
280 km 38.781
2012 Cadel Evans
7hr 3min 43sec
Pierrick Fedrigo
@ 8sec
Michael Rogers
@ s.t.
275.0 km 38.941
2013 Christopher Froome
6hr 55min 23sec
Richie Porte
@ 32sec
Tejay Van Garderen
@ 54sec
272 km 39.289
2014 Jean-Christophe Péraud
7hr 0min 12sec
Mathjias Frank
@ 1sec
Tiago Machado
@ 19sec
272 km 38.839
2015 Jean-Christophe Péraud
7hr 35min 45sec
Thibaut Pinot
@ 10sec
Fabio Felline
@ 18sec
289 km 38.047
2016 Thibaut Pinot
6hr 46min 34sec
Pierre-Roger Latour
@ 37sec
Sam Oomen
@ 46sec
269 km 39.698 km/hr