Volta Ciclística Internacional de Santa Catarina

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The Volta Ciclística Internacional de Santa Catarina is a Brazilian cycling race.

The race was held for the first time in 1987 and has been held annually since then. The venue is the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina . From 2005 to 2010 the stage race was part of the UCI America Tour and was classified in category 2.2. The record winner is the Brazilian Márcio May , who has already won the race four times. The tour is famous for the traditional mountain stage to Serra do Rio do Rastro , which is one of the most difficult climbs in Brazil with an average gradient of 10% and a length of 7 kilometers.


* Alex Diniz tested positive for EPO during the 2009 event and his victory was revoked, cf. Comissấo Antidoping da CBC- Termo da decisấo. (PDF) Confederaçao Brasieira de Ciclismo, May 23, 2011, accessed on May 21, 2016 (Portuguese).

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