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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (2.Pro)

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

The Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana is a stage race with a venerable history, dating back to its first edition in 1929 (won by Salvador Cardona).

Since the last recession, the race has has been plagued with financial problems. The last edition until 2016 was run in 2008. Organizers tried to run the race in 2010 and 2011, but were unsuccessful.

Former racing pro Angel Casero tried to get the race going again in 2015, but was unsuccessful. But in 2016 the race found its legs.

It is currently an early season race, occupying a place on the February racing calender.

Recent podium history:

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1998 Pascal Chanteur
21h 50min 19sec
Bo Hamburger
@ s.t.
Santos Gonzalez
@ s.t.
853 km 39.059 km/hr
1999 Alexandre Vinokourov
19hr 50min 14sec
Wladimir Belli
@ 8sec
Javier Pascual-Rodriguez
@ 35sec
768.6 km 38.745 km/hr
2000 Abraham Olano
20hr 9min 42sec
Juan-Carlos Dominguez
@ 21sec
Alberto Martinez
@ 47sec
797.8 km 39.570 km/hr
2001 Fabian Jeker
16hr 22min 48sec
Michael Boogerd
@ 13sec
Alexandre Vinokourov
@ 32sec
672.5 km 41.056 km/hr
2002 Alex Zulle
17hr 7min 6sec
Ivan Basso
@ 9sec
Claus Michael Muller
@ 48sec
668.2 km 39.320 km/hr
2003 Dario Frigo
15hr 34min 7sec
David Bernabeu
@ 15sec
Javier Pascual-Llorente
@ s.t.
650.2 km 41.795 km/hr
2004 Alejandro Valverde
20hr 4min 45sec
Antonio Colom
@ 9sec
David Blanco
@ 22sec
818.4 km 40.758 km/hr
2005 Alessandro Petacchi
19hr 7min 31sec
Aitor Perez
@ 34sec
Antonio Colom
@ 38sec
787.4 km 41.170 km/hr
2006 Antonio Colom
19hr 19min 17sec
Ricardo Serrano
@ 11sec
David Bernabeu
@ 12sec
799.5 km 41.739 km/hr
2007 Alejandro Valverde
18hr 7min 2sec
Tadej Valjavec
@ 8sec
Frank Schleck
@ 12sec
774.1 km 42.727 km/hr
2008 Ruben Plaza
19hr 54min 49sec
Manuel Vazquez
@ 5sec
Xavier Florencio
@ 21sec
826.5 km 41.504
2009 - 2015 No race held
2016 Wouter Poels
14hr 15min 51sec
Luis Leon Sanchez
@ 46sec
Benat Intxausti
@ 56sec
599.7 km 42.042
2017 Nairo Quintana
15hr 21min 49sec
Ben Hermans
@ 13sec
Manuel Senni
@ 32sec
609 km 39.639
km/hr
2018 Alejandro Valverde
16hr 14min 53sec
Luis Leon Sanchez
@ 14sec
Jakob Fuglsang
@ 26sec
661.6 km 40.719 km/hr
2019 Ion Izagirre
16hr 8min 44sec
Alejandro Valverde
@ 7sec
Pello Bilbao
@ s.t.
647 km 40.073 km/hr
2020 Tadej Pogacar
18hr 43min 0sec
Jack Haig
@ 6sec
Tao Geoghegan Hart
@ s.t.
803.7 km 42.753 km/hr