Etoile de Bessèges 2012

From Wednesday 1 to Sunday, February 5, 2012 in France, Étoile de Bessèges.

History

The first edition of the cycle race was held in 1971.Frenchman Jean-Luc Molineris won that year. He also won the Second Edition. At that time, it was still a one-day events. Since 1974 the star Bessèges is a stage race.

Preparation Course

The star of Bessèges is traditionally one of the first races in the European cycling season. Earlier in the game was often a strong field. Nowadays professional fights, but in January and February was organized also in countries like Qatar and Oman, where it’s usually pleasant at this time of year than in France. That is why many top riders now is no longer the star Besseges, but for which the preparatory games in warmer latitudes.

Dutch successes

In the eighties and nineties, Dutch is often very successful in this stage race. Jan Raas won the Star of Besseges 1981, Cees Priem (1982), Bert Oosterbosch 1983, Adri van der Poel 1988, Frans Maassen 1990, Ad Wijnands 1991 and Jean-Paul van Poppel in 1994.

Participants in 2012

In 2012 makes two Dutch teams participated in Star Besseges: Vacansoleil-DCM and 1t4i. Here is a list of all participating teams:

  • World Tour: Ag2r-La Mondiale, FDJ-Bigmat and Vacansoleil-DCM
  • Procontinentaal: 1t4i, Landbouwkrediet, Accent Jobs-Willems, Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator veranda’s, Team type 1-Sanofi, Cofidis, Europcar, Bretagne-Schuller and Saur-Sojasun
  • Continental: An Post-Sean Kelly, BigMat-Auber 93 Roubaix-Lille Métropole, La Pomme Marseille and Veranda Rideau-U.

Itineraries/Schedule Rides

Below is an overview of the steps during the 43rd Edition of the Etoile de Bessèges held:

UCI

The competition is organised by the UCI category 2.1.

Previous edition

In 2011 Besseges Star was won by Frenchman Anthony Ravard of AG2R-La Mondiale. Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland was then third in the final standings.

Cycling Calendar

Here you will find an overview of the most important cycling events held in 2012.

Special

This product is part of the Special on 2012 cycling season.

Gallery

File:FDJ Geslin.JPG

File:FDJ Geslin.JPG

Source: commons.wikimedia.org

File:Poulidor 2012.JPG

File:Poulidor 2012.JPG

Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Ravard défend son titre

Ravard défend son titre

Source: www.eurosport.fr

Emerging sprinter Kris Boeckmans looking for elusive first win

Emerging sprinter Kris Boeckmans looking for elusive first win

Source: www.velonation.com

Parlamento Ciclista – Etoile de Bessèges 2012 (2.1)

Parlamento Ciclista - Etoile de Bessèges 2012 (2.1)

Source: forodeciclismo.mforos.com

La matériel des pros sur l’Etoile de Bessèges 2012

La matériel des pros sur l'Etoile de Bessèges 2012

Source: www.matosvelo.fr

Cyclisme-T. de Langkawi

Cyclisme-T. de Langkawi

Source: www.lequipe.fr

Jean Montois Photos et images de collection

Jean Montois Photos et images de collection

Source: www.gettyimages.fr

Parlamento Ciclista – Etoile de Bessèges 2014 (2.1)

Parlamento Ciclista - Etoile de Bessèges 2014 (2.1)

Source: forodeciclismo.mforos.com

Cyclisme féminin

Cyclisme féminin

Source: elsabenard.weebly.com

EXTRA – Entretien

EXTRA - Entretien

Source: www.lequipe.fr

Roy Jans vers Cibel-Cebon

Roy Jans vers Cibel-Cebon

Source: cyclingpro.net

Site Officiel de Jonathan Thiré: Samedi 17 Mars : La …

Site Officiel de Jonathan Thiré: Samedi 17 Mars : La ...

Source: jonathanthire.blogspot.com

VAN POPPEL Jean Paul (NL)

VAN POPPEL Jean Paul (NL)

Source: museeducyclisme.centerblog.net

presentation d’une course

presentation d'une course

Source: saisoncyclisme2011.over-blog.com

Pourquoi les Colnago d’Europcar ne sont plus noirs mat …

Pourquoi les Colnago d'Europcar ne sont plus noirs mat ...

Source: www.matosvelo.fr

Interview de Freddy Bichot, actualité vélo pros

Interview de Freddy Bichot, actualité vélo pros

Source: www.velo101.com

Le Peloton OBI: Actualité du Lundi 7 mai

Le Peloton OBI: Actualité du Lundi 7 mai

Source: le-peloton-obi.blogspot.com

Tour du Danemark

Tour du Danemark

Source: www.cyclismactu.tv

Etoile de Bessèges 2018 | Stage 5 (ITT)

Etoile de Bessèges 2018 | Stage 5 (ITT)

Source: www.procyclingstats.com