Tro-Bro Léon

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Tro-Bro Léon
Race details
Date Late-April
Region Brittany, France
English name Tour of Pays de Léon
Local name(s) Tour du Pays Léonard (in French)
Tro-Bro Léon (in Breton)
Nickname(s) Le Petit Paris–Roubaix
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
Race director Jean-Paul Mellouet
First edition 1984 (1984)
Editions 34 (as of 2017)
First winner  Bruno Chemin (FRA)
Most wins  Philippe Dalibard (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent  Damien Gaudin (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


Rider Team
1984 France Chemin, BrunoBruno Chemin (FRA)
1985 France Chemin, BrunoBruno Chemin (FRA)
1986 France Dalibard, PhilippePhilippe Dalibard (FRA)
1987 France Le Bon, DominiqueDominique Le Bon (FRA)
1988 France Dalibard, PhilippePhilippe Dalibard (FRA)
1989 France Dalibard, PhilippePhilippe Dalibard (FRA)
1990 France Hibou, MarcMarc Hibou (FRA)
1991 France Milloux, WilliamWilliam Milloux (FRA)
1992 Estonia Kirsipuu, JaanJaan Kirsipuu (EST)
1993 France Rouxel, Jean-PhilippeJean-Philippe Rouxel (FRA)
1994 France Petilleau, StephaneStéphane Pétilleau (FRA)
1995 France Coualan, CamilleCamille Coualan (FRA)
1996 France Bricaud, ThierryThierry Bricaud (FRA)
1997 France Delalande, FredericFrédéric Delalande (FRA) Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1998 France Delalande, FredericFrédéric Delalande (FRA) Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1999 France Thilloy, Jean-MichelJean-Michel Thilloy (FRA) Saint Quentin-Oktos-MBK
2000 Belgium Planckaert, JoJo Planckaert (BEL) Cofidis
2001 France Durand, JackyJacky Durand (FRA) Française des Jeux
2002 Australia Cooke, BadenBaden Cooke (AUS) Française des Jeux
2003 France Dumoulin, SamuelSamuel Dumoulin (FRA) Jean Delatour
2004 France Dumoulin, SamuelSamuel Dumoulin (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance
2005 France Valentin, TristanTristan Valentin (FRA) Auber 93
2006 Australia Renshaw, MarkMark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole
2007 France Haddou, SaidSaïd Haddou (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
2008 France Guesdon, FredericFrédéric Guesdon (FRA) Française des Jeux
2009 France Haddou, SaidSaïd Haddou (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2010 France Roy, JérémyJérémy Roy (FRA) Française des Jeux
2011 France Jérôme, VincentVincent Jérôme (FRA) Team Europcar
2012 Canada Roth, RyanRyan Roth (CAN) SpiderTech–C10
2013 France Mourey, FrancisFrancis Mourey (FRA) FDJ
2014 France Petit, AdrienAdrien Petit (FRA) Cofidis
2015 France Geniez, AlexandreAlexandre Geniez (FRA) FDJ
2016 Denmark Mortensen, MartinMartin Mortensen (DEN) ONE Pro Cycling
2017 France Gaudin, DamienDamien Gaudin (FRA) Armée de Terre


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