Tro-Bro Léon

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Tro-Bro Léon
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Race details
Date
  • Late April (until 2019)
  • Mid-May (since 2021)
Region Brittany, 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
Competition
TypeSingle-day
Race directorJean-Paul Mellouët
Web site www.trobroleon.com OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
History
First edition1984 (1984)
Editions38 (as of 2022)
First winnerFlag of France.svg  Bruno Chemin  (FRA)
Most winsFlag of France.svg  Philippe Dalibard  (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recentFlag of France.svg  Hugo Hofstetter  (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 before becoming a professional race since 2000. The race was established in 2005 as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. In 2020, the event joined the UCI ProSeries in its inaugural edition, although the cancellation of the 2020 edition meant that the inaugural event was held in 2021. [1]

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Ribinoù

Tro-Bro Léon 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 around two dozen sections of ribinoù, which longtime race director Jean-Paul Mellouët described as a variety of farm tracks and unpaved roads on the rolling and windy roads of Brittany that can feature cobblestones, dirt paths, and/or gravel. [2] [3] The rider who crosses the line first and the best placed Breton rider each receive a piglet. [4]

Winners

YearCountryRiderTeam
1984Flag of France.svg  France Bruno Chemin
1985Flag of France.svg  France Bruno Chemin
1986Flag of France.svg  France Philippe Dalibard
1987Flag of France.svg  France Dominique Le Bon
1988Flag of France.svg  France Philippe Dalibard
1989Flag of France.svg  France Philippe Dalibard
1990Flag of France.svg  France Marc Hibou
1991Flag of France.svg  France William Milloux
1992Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu
1993Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Philippe Rouxel
1994Flag of France.svg  France Stéphane Pétilleau
1995Flag of France.svg  France Camille Coualan
1996Flag of France.svg  France Thierry Bricaud
1997Flag of France.svg  France Frédéric Delalande Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1998Flag of France.svg  France Frédéric Delalande Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1999 Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Michel Thilloy Saint Quentin-Oktos-MBK
2000 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Jo Planckaert Cofidis
2001 Flag of France.svg  France Jacky Durand Française des Jeux
2002 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Baden Cooke Française des Jeux
2003 Flag of France.svg  France Samuel Dumoulin Jean Delatour
2004 Flag of France.svg  France Samuel Dumoulin AG2R Prévoyance
2005 Flag of France.svg  France Tristan Valentin Auber 93
2006 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Mark Renshaw Crédit Agricole
2007 Flag of France.svg  France Saïd Haddou Bouygues Télécom
2008 Flag of France.svg  France Frédéric Guesdon Française des Jeux
2009 Flag of France.svg  France Saïd Haddou Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2010 Flag of France.svg  France Jérémy Roy Française des Jeux
2011 Flag of France.svg  France Vincent Jérôme Team Europcar
2012 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Ryan Roth SpiderTech–C10
2013 Flag of France.svg  France Francis Mourey FDJ
2014 Flag of France.svg  France Adrien Petit Cofidis
2015 Flag of France.svg  France Alexandre Geniez FDJ
2016 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Martin Mortensen ONE Pro Cycling
2017 Flag of France.svg  France Damien Gaudin Armée de Terre
2018 Flag of France.svg  France Christophe Laporte Cofidis
2019 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Andrea Vendrame Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
2020No race due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Connor Swift [5] Arkéa–Samsic
2022 Flag of France.svg  France Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa–Samsic

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References

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