The 34th edition of Tro-Bro Léon took place in Brittany yesterday and the race was won by Damien Gaudin (Equipe Cycliste Armée de Terre) who outsprinted Frederik Backaert (Wanty – Groupe Gobert) at the end of the 203.9 kilometres with Benjamin Giraud (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) taking third.
Gaudin and Backaert had broken clear with fifty kilometres remaining and the duo just about held off the peloton at the end. It was Armée de Terre’s second French Cup win in three days following on from Julien Loubet’s victory at the Tour du Finistère on Saturday.
Tro-Bro Léon has been compared to both Paris-Roubaix and Strade Bianche and includes numerous sections of dirt, cobblestones and gravel roads 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.
Here are the final 37 kilometres of the race: