Tro-Bro Léon

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Tro-Bro Léon
Tro-Bro Léon logo.png
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)
Editions36 (as of 2019)
First winner Bruno Chemin (FRA)
Most wins Philippe Dalibard (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent Andrea Vendrame (ITA)

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.[1]

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.[2] These tracks are called Ribinoù, which is a Breton word meaning anything that is not tarmac, farm tracks, gravel roads, etc

Winners[edit]

Year Country Rider Team
1984  France Bruno Chemin
1985  France Bruno Chemin
1986  France Philippe Dalibard
1987  France Dominique Le Bon
1988  France Philippe Dalibard
1989  France Philippe Dalibard
1990  France Marc Hibou
1991  France William Milloux
1992  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu
1993  France Jean-Philippe Rouxel
1994  France Stéphane Pétilleau
1995  France Camille Coualan
1996  France Thierry Bricaud
1997  France Frédéric Delalande Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1998  France Frédéric Delalande Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1999  France Jean-Michel Thilloy Saint Quentin-Oktos-MBK
2000  Belgium Jo Planckaert Cofidis
2001  France Jacky Durand Française des Jeux
2002  Australia Baden Cooke Française des Jeux
2003  France Samuel Dumoulin Jean Delatour
2004  France Samuel Dumoulin AG2R Prévoyance
2005  France Tristan Valentin Auber 93
2006  Australia Mark Renshaw Crédit Agricole
2007  France Saïd Haddou Bouygues Télécom
2008  France Frédéric Guesdon Française des Jeux
2009  France Saïd Haddou Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2010  France Jérémy Roy Française des Jeux
2011  France Vincent Jérôme Team Europcar
2012  Canada Ryan Roth SpiderTech–C10
2013  France Francis Mourey FDJ
2014  France Adrien Petit Cofidis
2015  France Alexandre Geniez FDJ
2016  Denmark Martin Mortensen ONE Pro Cycling
2017  France Damien Gaudin Armée de Terre
2018  France Christophe Laporte Cofidis
2019  Italy Andrea Vendrame Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyclisme: Terpstra reprendra au Tro Bro Leon". EuroNews. AFP. 2019-04-08.
  2. ^ "Tro Bro Leon". trobroleon.

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