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2024 Tro-Bro Léon (1.Pro), France

40th edition: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Tro-Bro Léon podium history | 2023 edition | Map | Start list

Le Carpont Plouguin - Lannilis: 203.6 km

Lannilis is a town in the Finistère department of Brittany.

Arnaud De Lie - "The Bull From Lescheret" wins.

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Weather at the finish city of Lannilis at 2:00 PM, local time: 16C (61F), cloudy/windy, with the wind from the south-southwest at 32 km/hr (20 mph). There is an 11% chance of rain.

The race: Here's the report from the race organizer.

The 40th edition of the Tro Bro Leon was animated for a long time by a seven-man breakaway, which, as in the last two years, included the amazing Morné Van Niekerk (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93).

The race gets underway.

The final rider in the breakaway, the South African, was only caught with 6.5 km to go, just as Arnaud De Lie (Lotto-Dstny) launched his attack on the legendary ribin de la ferme. Only Pierre Gautherat (Décathlon AG2R La Mondiale) managed to stay with the Belgian before the express return of American Riley Sheehan (Israel-Premier Tech), who had dominated the roads of Paris-Tours last October.

The peloton on one of the gravel sectors during the race's second hour.

Even though the three riders were very close to each other, they were caught by six chasers just before the final kilometre. De Lie had it all to do again. But he still had enough energy to dominate the sprint ahead of Clément Venturini (Arkéa B&B Hotels) and Gautherat.

The 22-year-old 'Taureau de Lescheret' thus exacts revenge for his runner-up finish last year when Giacomo Nizzolo jumped him at the line. He has finally won the Tro Bro Leon, a success made all the more pleasing by the fact that he had two punctures, forcing him into two frantic chases late in the race, with the help of his teammates.

And here's the report from winner Arnaud De Lie's Team Lotto Dstny:

Like a cat with multiple lives: that's how it went for Arnaud De Lie during the Tro Bro Leon. The French counterpart of the Strade Bianche, characterized by 29 gravel sectors, initially caused a stroke of bad luck for the Lotto Dstny leader. A flat tire just as the peloton accelerated, forced De Lie to the side for the first time. 30 kilometers from the finish, it happened again. But the Bull of Lescheret remained cool as ice. Strong teamwork from the entire Lotto Dstny team brought him back to the front, and De Lie then squeezed out another attack from his legs. Initially, he was joined by Riley Sheehan (Israel-Premier Tech) and Pierre Gautherat (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team), and not much later a small group joined the trio.

Ultimately, no one had an answer to Arnaud De Lie's sprint, and so, after his second place yesterday in the Grand Prix du Morbihan, he climbs to the top spot in Brittany today. Clément Venturini (Arkéa - B&B Hotels) finished second, with Gautherat third. "This makes me really happy," a relieved Arnaud De Lie said at the finish line. "What a race. We've had our share of bad luck. Fortunately, I - but also the team - managed to stay calm with each setback. I felt really great, had top legs, so I tried to attack again at the end. It didn't quite work out, so we had to sprint with nine. Even there, I managed to keep my composure and not make the same mistake as last year when I went first."

Traditionally, the fastest Breton in the Tro Bro Leon receives a real piglet as a gift, but this year the organizer had also promised one to De Lie. And so, soon there will be a Breton piglet hopping around on the farm in Lescheret. "I had my sights set on this (laughs). Oh well, I'm mainly happy that my condition is clearly good. I won in Famenne last week, came second yesterday, and now I've won the Tro Bro Leon. After today, I really have to thank my team double for all the hard work."

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Complete results:

203.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.356 km/hr

1 Arnaud De Lie Lotto Dstny 4hr 55min 23sec
2 Clément Venturini Arkéa-B&B Hotels s.t.
3 Pierre Gautherat Decathlon Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
4 Riley Sheehan Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
5 Jonas Abrahamsen Uno-X Mobility s.t.
6 Morne Van Niekerk St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 s.t.
7 Luca Mozzato Arkéa-B&B Hotels s.t.
8 Thomas Gachignard TotalEnergies s.t.
9 Markus Hoelgaard Uno-X Mobility @ 8sec
10 Tom Van Asbroeck Israel-Premier Tech 0:49
11 Rasmus Tiller Uno-X Mobility s.t.
12 Amaury Capiot Arkéa-B&B Hotels s.t.
13 Dries Van Gestel TotalEnergies s.t.
14 Mathis Le Berre Arkéa-B&B Hotels s.t.
15 Benoît Cosnefroy Decathlon Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
16 Sander De Pestel Decathlon Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
17 Brent Van Moer Lotto Dstny s.t.
18 Sam Watson Groupama-FDJ s.t.
19 Samuel Leroux Van Rysel-Roubaix s.t.
20 Fredrik Dversnes Uno-X Mobility s.t.
21 Anthony Turgis TotalEnergies s.t.
22 Luca Van Boven Bingoal-WB s.t.
23 Alexis Renard Cofidis s.t.
24 Jesus Ezquerra Burgos-BH s.t.
25 Joe Blackmore Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
26 Bryan Coquard Cofidis s.t.
27 Antonio Angulo Burgos-BH s.t.
28 Stan Dewulf Decathlon Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
29 Kévin Avoine Van Rysel-Roubaix s.t.
30 Sandy Dujardin TotalEnergies s.t.
31 Floris De Tier Bingoal-WB s.t.
32 Xavier Cañellas Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
33 Lorenzo Rota Intermarché-Wanty s.t.
34 Frederik Frison Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team s.t.
35 Brieuc Rolland Groupama-FDJ s.t.
36 Edvald Boasson-Hagen Decathlon Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
37 Søren Wærenskjold Uno-X Mobility 0:54
38 Emmanuel Morin Van Rysel-Roubaix 1:05
39 George Jackson Burgos-BH 1:10
40 Thomas Bonnet TotalEnergies s.t.
41 Emilien Jeannière TotalEnergies s.t.
42 Alec Segaert Lotto Dstny 2:21
43 William Blume Levy Uno-X Mobility s.t.
44 Piet Allegaert Cofidis 3:10
45 Guillaume Boivin Israel-Premier Tech 3:22
46 Liam Slock Lotto Dstny s.t.
47 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH s.t.
48 Alexander Konijn Nice Métropole-Côte d'Azur s.t.
49 Pierre-Henry Basset CIC U Nantes Atlantique s.t.
50 Valentin Retailleau Decathlon Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
51 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH s.t.
52 Maël Guégan CIC U Nantes Atlantique s.t.
53 Jonathan Lastra Cofidis s.t.
54 Erik Resell Uno-X Mobility s.t.
55 Aaron Van Der Beken Bingoal-WB s.t.
56 Joris Delbove St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 s.t.
57 Urko Berrade Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
58 Jaume Guardeño Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
59 Axel Zingle Cofidis 3:26
60 Kevin Kuhn Intermarché-Wanty 4:34
61 Fabio Christen Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team s.t.
62 Danny Van Der Tuuk Equipo Kern Pharma 4:36
63 Gerben Kuypers Intermarché-Wanty 6:13
64 Mikel Retegi Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
65 Sean Flynn Team dsm-firmenich PostNL s.t.
66 Marc Sarreau Groupama-FDJ 6:45
67 Eddy Le Huitouze Groupama-FDJ s.t.
68 Aaron Gate Burgos-BH s.t.
69 Xabier Berasategi Euskaltel-Euskadi 7:38
70 Dries De Bondt Decathlon Ag2r La Mondiale 8:20
71 Pier-André Côté Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
72 Sébastien Grignard Lotto Dstny s.t.
73 Louka Matthys Bingoal-WB s.t.
74 John Degenkolb Team dsm-firmenich PostNL s.t.
75 Vincenzo Albanese Arkéa-B&B Hotels s.t.
76 Rait Ärm Van Rysel-Roubaix s.t.
77 Léo Danès CIC U Nantes Atlantique s.t.
78 Sven Erik Bystrøm Groupama-FDJ s.t.
79 Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
80 Nicolas Alustiza Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
81 Xabier Isasa Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
82 Clément Alleno Burgos-BH 10:02
83 Aklilu Arefayne Intermarché-Wanty s.t.
84 Mason Hollyman Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
85 Paul Hennequin Nice Métropole-Côte d'Azur s.t.


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Start list with back numbers, May 4, 2024:

Lotto Dstny
1 Arnaud De Lie
2 Jasper De Buyst
3 Sébastien Grignard
4 Alec Segaert
5 Liam Slock
6 Lionel Taminiaux
7 Brent Van Moer
Team dsm-Firmenich PostNL
11 John Degenkolb
12 Nils Eekhoff
13 Sean Flynn
14 Axel Källberg
15 Benjamin Peatfield
16 Casper Van Uden
Arkea-B&B Hotels
21 Luca Mozzato
22 Vincenzo Albanese
23 Amaury Capiot
24 Mathis Le Berre
25 Kevin Ledanois
26 Matis Louvel
27 Clément Venturini
Decathlon Ag2r La Mondiale
31 Benoît Cosnefroy
32 Pierre Gautherat
33 Edvald Boasson-Hagen
34 Dries De Bondt
35 Sander De Pestel
36 Valentin Retailleau
37 Stan Dewulf
41 Bryan Coquard
42 Piet Allegaert
43 Aimé De Gendt
44 Gorka Izagirre
45 Jonathan Lastra
46 Alexis Renard
47 Axel Zingle
51 Hugo Page
52 Aklilu Arefayne
53 Rune Herregodts
54 Gerben Kuypers
55 Kevin Kuhn
57 Lorenzo Rota
61 Sam Watson
62 Sven Erik Bystrøm
63 Lewis Askey
64 Eddy Le Huitouze
65 Marc Sarreau
66 Brieuc Rolland
67 Matthew Walls
Israel-Premier Tech
71 Riley Sheehan
72 Pier-André Côté
73 Joe Blackmore
74 Guillaume Boivin
75 Mason Hollyman
76 Tom Van Asbroeck
77 Mads Würtz Schmidt
Uno-X Mobility
81 Jonas Abrahamsen
82 Fredrik Dversnes
83 Markus Hoelgaard
84 William Blume Levy
85 Erik Resell
86 Rasmus Tiller
87 Søren Wærenskjold
91 Anthony Turgis
92 Thomas Bonnet
93 Sandy Dujardin
94 Thomas Gachignard
95 Emilien Jeannière
96 Lorrenzo Manzin
97 Dries Van Gestel
Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team
101 Frederik Frison
102 Negasi Haylu Abreha
103 Marcel Camprubí
104 Fabio Christen
106 Travis Stedman
107 Rory Townsend
111 Floris De Tier
112 Louka Matthys
113 Luca Van Boven
114 Aaron Van Der Beken
115 Kenneth Van Rooy
116 Johan Meens
117 Jelle Vermoote
121 Clément Alleno
122 Antonio Angulo
123 Angel Fuentes
124 Aaron Gate
125 George Jackson
126 Óscar Pelegrí
127 Jesus Ezquerra
St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93
131 Alexandre Delettre
132 Romain Cardis
133 Dillon Corkery
134 Théo Delacroix
135 Joris Delbove
136 Jérémy Lecroq
137 Morne Van Niekerk
Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
141 Eduard Prades
142 Tomas Barta
143 Fernando Barceló
144 David González
145 Jaume Guardeño
146 Joseba Lopez
147 Gorka Sorarrain
Van Rysel-Roubaix
151 Emmanuel Morin
152 Rait Ärm
153 Kévin Avoine
154 Samuel Leroux
155 Jérémy Leveau
156 Valentin Tabellion
157 Norman Vahtra
Equipo Kern Pharma
161 Urko Berrade
162 Hugo Aznar
163 Francisco Galván
164 Alex Jaime
165 Danny Van Der Tuuk
166 Martí Márquez
167 Mikel Retegi
CIC U Nantes Atlantique
171 Maël Guégan
172 Pierre-Henry Basset
173 Enzo Boulet
174 Clément Braz Afonso
175 Léo Danès
176 Robin Plamondon
177 Jon Rye-Johnsen
181 Xabier Berasategi
182 Xavier Cañellas
183 James Fouche
184 Xabier Isasa
185 Iker Mintegi
186 Nicolas Alustiza
187 Iker Bonillo
Nice Métropole-Côte D'Azur
191 Jean-Louis Le Ny
192 Jonathan Couanon
193 Damien Girard
194 Paul Hennequin
195 Axel Narbonne-Zuccarelli
196 Alexander Konijn
197 Alexandre Léonien