Tro-Bro Léon

Tro-Bro Léon
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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
Web site www.trobroleon.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
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.[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

References

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

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