Tro-Bro Léon

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Tro-Bro Léon
Race details
DateLate-April
RegionBrittany, France
English nameTour of Pays de Léon
Local name(s)Tour du Pays Léonard (in French)
Tro-Bro Léon (in Breton)
Nickname(s)Le Petit Paris–Roubaix
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Race directorJean-Paul Mellouet
History
First edition1984 (1984)
Editions35 (as of 2018)
First winner Bruno Chemin (FRA)
Most wins Philippe Dalibard (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent Christophe Laporte (FRA)

Tro-Bro Léon (English: Tour of Léon, French: Tour du Léon) is a professional cycle road race held in Finistère, Brittany. The event was first run in 1984 as an amateur race, becoming a professional race since 2000. The race was established in 2005 as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour

It is often called Le Petit Paris–Roubaix or The Hell of the West due to its similarities with Paris–Roubaix, because Tro-Bro Léon includes 24 sections of dirt, cobblestones and gravel roads (making up to 29.7 km or 18.5 mi) on the rolling and windy roads of Brittany.[1] These tracks are called Ribinoù, which is a Breton word meaning anything that is not tarmac, farm tracks, gravel roads, etc

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1984 France Bruno Chemin (FRA)
1985 France Bruno Chemin (FRA)
1986 France Philippe Dalibard (FRA)
1987 France Dominique Le Bon (FRA)
1988 France Philippe Dalibard (FRA)
1989 France Philippe Dalibard (FRA)
1990 France Marc Hibou (FRA)
1991 France William Milloux (FRA)
1992 Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu (EST)
1993 France Jean-Philippe Rouxel (FRA)
1994 France Stéphane Pétilleau (FRA)
1995 France Camille Coualan (FRA)
1996 France Thierry Bricaud (FRA)
1997 France Frédéric Delalande (FRA) Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1998 France Frédéric Delalande (FRA) Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1999 France Jean-Michel Thilloy (FRA) Saint Quentin-Oktos-MBK
2000 Belgium Jo Planckaert (BEL) Cofidis
2001 France Jacky Durand (FRA) Française des Jeux
2002 Australia Baden Cooke (AUS) Française des Jeux
2003 France Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) Jean Delatour
2004 France Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance
2005 France Tristan Valentin (FRA) Auber 93
2006 Australia Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole
2007 France Saïd Haddou (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
2008 France Frédéric Guesdon (FRA) Française des Jeux
2009 France Saïd Haddou (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2010 France Jérémy Roy (FRA) Française des Jeux
2011 France Vincent Jérôme (FRA) Team Europcar
2012 Canada Ryan Roth (CAN) SpiderTech–C10
2013 France Francis Mourey (FRA) FDJ
2014 France Adrien Petit (FRA) Cofidis
2015 France Alexandre Geniez (FRA) FDJ
2016 Denmark Martin Mortensen (DEN) ONE Pro Cycling
2017 France Damien Gaudin (FRA) Armée de Terre
2018 France Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis

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