The Race "The U23 Tour de France"
All together, Tour de l'Avenir winners Felice Gimondi (1964), Joop Zoetemelk (1969), Greg Lemond (1982), Miguel Indurain (1986) and Laurent Fignon (1988), have won 12 Tour de France.
Open to men aged 19 to 23
Riding for their country
Final event of the U23 UCI Nations’ Cup
Leader of the general classification
Worn by the fastest rider on all completed stages (the times from each stage are added up). The wearer of the yellow jersey at the end of the last stage wins the overall race.
The fastest of the day
It goes to the first rider to cross the finish line. He gets profiled by Nicolas Loth, speaker of the Tour de l'Avenir, and a warm handshake from Bernard Hinault.
Leader of the points classification
Green is for the rider with the most points won either at the end of each stage or during a mid-race intermediate sprint.
Polka dot jersey
King of the Mountains
White is for the rider with the most points won either at the top of selected climbs.
For the stage
For the hardest working and best sportsman rider. The prize is awarded at the end of each stage by a jury presided by the Race Director. The Most Combative rider wears a red bib number during the following stage.
On the entire race
The Super Combative rider is chosen by the jury at the end of the final stage.
Country vs country
The teams standings are based on the combined times of each team's 3 best riders on every stage.
U23 Nations Cup Points
Last opportunity to score points
At the end of each stage the first rider of each country scores points for their team in the general classification of the U23 UCI Nations Cup. The winner of the overall cup will be known at the end of the last stage of the Tour de l'Avenir - the final event in the overall competition.
The Tour de l’Avenir was created in 1961 by Jacques Marchand, editor-in-chief of L’Equipe newspaper.
The race has evolved over the course of its history. From 1972 to 1979, it was called the Trophée Peugeot de l’Avenir in reference to its official sponsor. From 1986 to 1990, this event took the name of the Tour of the European Community since it was organized by the European Community and the European Parliament. And it was finally in 1992, that the Tour took its current name.
Initially, the race brought together national teams made up of eight riders, half of them under the age of 25. Progressively, the race was open to professionals. Since 2007, the event is exclusively for young riders aged 19 to 23. The Tour de l’Avenir is now part of the UCI Europe Tour (category 2.Ncup) and the U23 UCI Nations Cup.
|2016||David GAUDU (FRA)|
|2015||Marc SOLER GIMENEZ (ESP)|
|2014||Miguel Angel LOPEZ (COL)|
|2013||Ruben FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR (ESP)|
|2012||Warren BARGUIL (FRA)|
|2011||Esteban CHAVES (COL)|
|2010||Nairo QUINTANA (COL)|
|2009||Romain SICARD (FRA)|
|2008||Jan BAKELANTS (BEL)|
|2007||Bauke MOLLEMA (NED)|
|2006||Moisés DUENAS (ESP)|
|2005||Lars Ytting BAK (DEN)|
|2004||Sylvain CALZATI (FRA)|
|2003||Egoi MARTINEZ (ESP)|
|2002||Evgueni PETROV (RUS)|
|2001||Denis MENCHOV (RUS)|
|2000||Iker FLORES (ESP)|