GP de Plouay – Bretagne

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For the men's event, see Bretagne Classic.
Grand Prix de Plouay – Bretagne
GP Ouest-France logo.svg
Race details
Date late August
Region Brittany, France
English name Grand Prix of Plouay – Brittany
Local name(s) Grand Prix de Plouay – Bretagne
Discipline Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Road bicycle racing
Competition UCI Women's World Tour
Type Singe-day race
History
First edition 2002 (2002)
Editions 15 (as of 2016)
First winner  Regina Schleicher (GER)
Most wins 2 wins:
 Noemi Cantele (ITA)
 Emma Pooley (GBR)
 Marianne Vos (NED)
Most recent  Eugenia Bujak (POL)

The Grand Prix de Plouay – Bretagne 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 Schleicher, ReginaRegina Schleicher (GER)
2003 United Kingdom Cooke, NicoleNicole Cooke (GBR)
2004 Lithuania Pucinskaite, EditaEdita Pučinskaitė (LTU)
2005 Italy Cantele, NoemiNoemi Cantele (ITA)
2006 Switzerland Brandli, NicoleNicole Brändli (SUI)
2007 Italy Cantele, NoemiNoemi Cantele (ITA)
2008 Italy Luperini, FabianaFabiana Luperini (ITA)
2009 United Kingdom Pooley, EmmaEmma Pooley (GBR) Cervélo TestTeam
2010 United Kingdom Pooley, EmmaEmma Pooley (GBR) Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Netherlands Vleuten, Annemiek vanAnnemiek van Vleuten (NED) Nederland Bloeit
2012 Netherlands Vos, MarianneMarianne Vos (NED) Rabobank Women Cycling Team
2013 Netherlands Vos, MarianneMarianne Vos (NED) Rabobank–Liv Giant
2014 Netherlands Brand, LucindaLucinda Brand (NED) Rabo–Liv
2015 United Kingdom Armitstead, LizzieLizzie Armitstead (GBR) Boels–Dolmans
2016 Poland Bujak, EugeniaEugenia Bujak (POL) BTC City Ljubljana

Mulitiple winners[edit]

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

Wins per Country[edit]

Wins Country
4  Netherlands
 United Kingdom
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.