GP de Plouay – Bretagne

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Grand Prix de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération
Race details
Datelate August
RegionBrittany, France
English nameGrand Prix of Plouay – Brittany
Local name(s)Grand Prix de Plouay – Bretagne
DisciplineCycling (road) pictogram.svg Road bicycle racing
CompetitionUCI Women's World Tour
TypeSinge-day race
History
First edition2002 (2002)
Editions16 (as of 2017)
First winner Regina Schleicher (GER)
Most wins Noemi Cantele (ITA)
 Emma Pooley (GBR)
 Marianne Vos (NED)
 Lizzie Deignan (GBR)
(2 wins)
Most recent Lizzie Deignan (GBR)

The Grand Prix de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération is an elite professional women's road bicycle race held in Plouay, France.

It is organized annually since 2002, on the day of the men's race and on the same circuit.[1] The race consists of four 26,9 km laps and two 13,9 km lap, totalling 135,4 km.

The race was part of the UCI Women's Road World Cup until 2015. In 2016, the race became part of the new UCI Women's World Tour.

Route[edit]

The course is known for its high rate of attrition, with riders rapidly dropping out of contention. The first climb starts almost immediately as the race goes over the Côte du Lézot, a one-kilometre climb with an average gradient of 6%. Next is a six-kilometre ascent up to the Chapelle Sainte-Anne des Bois marking the halfway point of the lap. After a flat section, the race addresses the Côte de Ty Marrec, which has a maximum gradient of 10%. The riders will have to tackle this 26.9 kilometre loop 4 times, before entering a last shortened 13.9 kilometre version of the loop, taking the riders over the Côte du Lézot and the Côte de Ty Marrec. The run-in to the finish is slightly downhill. The race is often won by the best sprinter of the climbers.[2]

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
2002 Germany Regina Schleicher (GER)
2003 United Kingdom Nicole Cooke (GBR)
2004 Lithuania Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)
2005 Italy Noemi Cantele (ITA)
2006 Switzerland Nicole Brändli (SUI)
2007 Italy Noemi Cantele (ITA)
2008 Italy Fabiana Luperini (ITA)
2009 United Kingdom Emma Pooley (GBR) Cervélo TestTeam
2010 United Kingdom Emma Pooley (GBR) Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) Nederland Bloeit
2012 Netherlands Marianne Vos (NED) Rabobank Women Cycling Team
2013 Netherlands Marianne Vos (NED) Rabobank–Liv Giant
2014 Netherlands Lucinda Brand (NED) Rabo–Liv
2015 United Kingdom Lizzie Armitstead (GBR) Boels–Dolmans
2016 Poland Eugenia Bujak (POL) BTC City Ljubljana
2017 United Kingdom Lizzie Deignan (GBR) Boels–Dolmans

Mulitiple winners[edit]

Wins Rider Editions
2  Noemi Cantele (ITA) 2005 + 2007
 Emma Pooley (GBR) 2009 + 2010
 Marianne Vos (NED) 2012 + 2013
 Lizzie Deignan (GBR) 2015 + 2017

Wins per country[edit]

Wins Country
5  United Kingdom
4  Netherlands
3  Italy
1  Germany
 Lithuania
 Poland
  Switzerland

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Greg. "Columbia-HTC has options for women's GP Plouay assault. August 21, 2009". cyclingnews.com. CyclingNews. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix de Plouay – Bretagne: who will be crowned UCI Women Road World Cup winner? 27 August 2015". uci.ch. UCI staff. Retrieved 27 November 2015.