Interview - 05/05 - 18:58

Van Niekerk: 'I believed right to the end'

Morné Van Niekerk (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93): 'If you are at the front here, we know that you don't use up any more energy than you do at the back, and you can even keep it up if you get it right. We were a good group, and what's more, it was the biggest breakaway I've ever experienced here. That helped me enormously. I was a few kilometres short. I'm pleased to get another...

Interview - 05/05 - 18:45

Gautherat : 'I told myself I would attack at the last kilometre'

Pierre Gautherat (Décathlon AG2R La Mondiale): 'I made a first serious effort 60 km from the finish. I fell, trying to avoid a rider who went down in front of me. I went to the right, hit a small pile of gravel and slid. I wasn't hurt, but I scraped my side. Maybe I panicked a bit too soon. I saw a group of 30 ahead of me. I had to make up 15 seconds and finally caught...

Interview - 05/05 - 18:36

De Lie : ‘I was phenomenal’.


Arnaud De Lie (Lotto Dstny) : 'I stayed super calm, and that's what helped me win. I had a first puncture, and changing the wheel took me a long time. We started a chase to catch up and it took time. I had a front/rear puncture, but the tubeless fixed it, and I still had two bars in each tyre. I didn't want to change; I had to keep going because I would have lost...

News - 05/05 - 17:22

De Lie earned it

The actual start of the 40th edition of the Tro Bro Leon was made at 11:59 am with a decent breeze and a few rays of sunshine filtering through the cottony sky. The 137-rider peloton was in no mood to leave any openings as the first attack came on the first of the 203.6 kilometres. A group of seven riders, including Morne Van Niekerk, who had already escaped from the field in...

News - 04/05 - 17:23

Info with one day to go

The 40th edition of the Tro Bro Leon will feature a record-breaking distance of ribinoùs on Sunday, 5 May: 34.6 kilometres out of 203.6 on the route around Lannilis. The race in the Finistère will be televised live on France Télévisions from 3:15 in the afternoon.

Without a former winner at the start, the race to succeed Giacomo Nizzolo...

News - 02/05 - 13:48

The enticing promise of a franco-belgian duel

Over the last six editions of the Tro Bro Leon, Belgium has been the most represented nation on the podium (six versus five for France). However, the country has been waiting 24 years for a successor to Jo Planckaert, the only Belgian rider to have won the race in Western France. Can Arnaud de Lie take up the torch? The rider, affectionately known as "The Taureau de Lescheret",...

News - 12/04 - 10:08

Roaring decreasing order

 In the large room where the teams are presented and where the guests of the Tro Bro Leon feast on kig-ha-farz (the local speciality, a sort of stew combining meat and farin), Arnaud De Lie will be able to see his portrait in a giant ten-metre format, the same size as the enlarged poster for the 40th edition of the Tro Bro Leon, bearing the effigy of French champion Valentin...

News - 24/03 - 17:00

Tro Bro Leon 2023 : Nizzolo, the first time is always unforgettable

De Lie unveils his ambitions
The Lotto Dstny riders slowly picked up the pace, a sign of the ambitions held by their leader Arnaud de Lie, who won the Grand Prix du Morbihan the day before and finished 4th last year. Out in front, the spoils were smartly shared, with Guégan taking the points for the first sprint (after 67 km), Girard for the first climb (after 73...

News - 23/03 - 08:00

Tro Bro Leon 2023 : info with one day to go

The route of the 39th edition includes 27 unpaved sectors with a total length of 29.1 kilometres (out of the 204.1 kilometres of the course). “We will go as far as Pointe Saint-Mathieu," says Jean-Paul Mellouët. “We only go in that direction every three years. There are some new ribinoùs. It's a bit different from the...

News - 11/03 - 14:00

Tro Bro Leon 2023 : Hofstetter, Degenkolb, Kristoff and De Lie top the bill

The Tro Bro Leon could not come at a better time for the fans who have already started to pine for the cobblestones. Its famous unpaved roads, the ribinoù, will extend the magic of the spring classics with a dash of salty air on Sunday, 7 May. It is no coincidence to find two consummate cobble-gobblers in Brittany, to wit, John Degenkolb (winner of the 2015 Paris–Roubaix)...

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