La Drôme Classic
|English name||The Drôme Classic|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Organiser||Ruoms Cyclisme Organisation|
|Race director||Guillaume Delpech|
First held in 2014
|Editions||3 (as of 2016)|
|First winner||Romain Bardet (FRA)|
|Most wins||No repeat winners|
|Most recent||Petr Vakoč (CZE)|
La Drôme Classic (English: The Drôme Classic) is an elite men's road bicycle racing event held annually in the Drôme region of France, held by the Ruoms Cyclisme Organisation. It is run as part of a weekend of racing in the south Ardèche, known as the Boucles du Sud Ardèche, along with the Classic Sud-Ardèche.
Since 2013, the men's event is UCI 1.1 rated and is part of the UCI Europe Tour. The first edition of the race, due to be held on 23 February 2013, was cancelled due to snow.
|2013||No race due to snow|
|2014||Bardet, RomainRomain Bardet (FRA)||Ag2r–La Mondiale|
|2015||Dumoulin, SamuelSamuel Dumoulin (FRA)||AG2R La Mondiale|
|2016||Vakoč, PetrPetr Vakoč (CZE)||Etixx–Quick-Step|
- 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.
- Stokes, Shane (24 February 2013). "Kuurne Brusssel Kuurne cancelled due to snow, GP di Lugano also called off". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
Following yesterday's enforced decision to cancel the La Drôme Classic in France due to snow, races in Belgium and Switzerland have been hit by the same problem.
- Official website (French)