Classic Sud-Ardèche

Classic Sud-Ardèche
Race details
Date Late-February
Region Ardèche, France
English name South Ardèche Classic
Local name(s) Classic Sud-Ardèche (French)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
First edition 2001 (2001)
Editions 16 (as of 2016)
First winner  Thomas Bernabeu (FRA)
Most wins no repeat winners
Most recent  Petr Vakoč (CZE)

Classic Sud-Ardèche (also known as the Souvenir Francis Delpech) is a road bicycle race held annually in late-February in the Ardèche department of France. The race was a National Event from its inception in 2001 until 2007, before joining the UCI Europe Tour in 2008 as a 1.2 category race and becoming a professional 1.1 race in 2010.[1]

Until 2013, the race was known as Les Boucles du Sud-Ardèche, before a secondary race was added by the Ruoms Cyclisme Organisation La Drôme Classic – to be held on the same weekend as the Classic Sud-Ardèche.[2]


Rider Team
2001 France Bernabeu, ThomasThomas Bernabeu (FRA)
2002 France Colas, TomTom Colas (FRA)
2003 Algeria Menad, HichamHicham Menad (ALG)
2004 Belarus Sabalin, AlexanderAlexander Sabalin (BLR)
2005 France Fraissignes, FabienFabien Fraissignes (FRA)
2006 France Peraud, Jean ChristopheJean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)
2007 Russia Sokolov, EvgenyEvgeny Sokolov (RUS) Vendée U
2008 Latvia Smukulis, GatisGatis Smukulis (LAT) VC La Pomme Marseille
2009 France Bichot, FreddyFreddy Bichot (FRA) Agritubel
2010[3] France Riblon, ChristopheChristophe Riblon (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale
2011[4] France Vichot, ArthurArthur Vichot (FRA) FDJ
2012 France Pauriol, RémiRémi Pauriol (FRA) FDJ–BigMat
2013 France Drujon, MathieuMathieu Drujon (FRA) BigMat–Auber 93
2014 France Vachon, FlorianFlorian Vachon (FRA) Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2015 Argentina Sepúlveda, EduardoEduardo Sepúlveda (ARG) Bretagne–Séché Environnement
2016 Czech Republic Vakoč, PetrPetr Vakoč (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step


  1. Kirsten Robbins; Davide Frattani (24 February 2008). "Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche opens up for professionals". Cycling News. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. Gachet, Nicolas (16 November 2012). "La Drôme Classic et la Classic Sud-Ardèche 2013 dévoilées" [Drome Classic and Classic South Ardèche 2013 unveiled]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. Haake, Bjorn (28 February 2010). "AG2R's Riblon takes win in Ardèche race". VeloNation. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  4. "Vichot victorious in Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche". Cycling News. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2012.

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