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|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|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Race director||Jean-Paul Mellouet|
|First edition||1984 (1984)|
|Editions||36 (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.
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. These tracks are called Ribinoù, which is a Breton word meaning anything that is not tarmac, farm tracks, gravel roads, etc
- Official website (in French)
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