GP de Plouay – Bretagne

The Grand Prix de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération is an elite professional women's road bicycle race held in Plouay, France.

Grand Prix de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération
Race details
Datelate August
RegionBrittany, France
English nameGrand Prix of Plouay – Brittany
Local name(s)Grand Prix de Plouay – Bretagne
DisciplineCycling (road) pictogram.svg Road bicycle racing
CompetitionUCI Women's World Tour
TypeSinge-day race
Web sitewww.pco.bzh Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition2002 (2002)
Editions21 (as of 2022)
First winner Regina Schleicher (GER)
Most wins Lizzie Deignan (GBR)
(3 wins)
Most recent Mavi Garcia (ESP)

It is organized annually since 2002, on the day of the men's race and on the same circuit.[1] The race consists of four 26,9 km laps and two 13,9 km lap, totalling 135,4 km.

The race was part of the UCI Women's Road World Cup until 2015. In 2016, the race became part of the new UCI Women's World Tour.

RouteEdit

The course is known for its high rate of attrition, with riders rapidly dropping out of contention. The first climb starts almost immediately as the race goes over the Côte du Lézot, a one-kilometre climb with an average gradient of 6%. Next is a six-kilometre ascent up to the Chapelle Sainte-Anne des Bois marking the halfway point of the lap. After a flat section, the race addresses the Côte de Ty Marrec, which has a maximum gradient of 10%. The riders will have to tackle this 26.9 kilometre loop 4 times, before entering a last shortened 13.9 kilometre version of the loop, taking the riders over the Côte du Lézot and the Côte de Ty Marrec. The run-in to the finish is slightly downhill. The race is often won by the best sprinter of the climbers.[2]

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2002   Germany Regina Schleicher
2003   Great Britain Nicole Cooke
2004   Lithuania Edita Pučinskaitė
2005   Italy Noemi Cantele
2006   Switzerland Nicole Brändli
2007   Italy Noemi Cantele
2008   Italy Fabiana Luperini
2009   Great Britain Emma Pooley Cervélo TestTeam
2010   Great Britain Emma Pooley Cervélo TestTeam
2011   Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten Nederland Bloeit
2012   Netherlands Marianne Vos Rabobank Women Cycling Team
2013   Netherlands Marianne Vos Rabobank–Liv Giant
2014   Netherlands Lucinda Brand Rabo–Liv
2015   Great Britain Lizzie Armitstead Boels–Dolmans
2016   Poland Eugenia Bujak BTC City Ljubljana
2017   Great Britain Lizzie Deignan Boels–Dolmans
2018   Netherlands Amy Pieters Boels–Dolmans
2019   Netherlands Anna Van der Breggen Boels–Dolmans
2020   Great Britain Lizzie Deignan Trek–Segafredo
2021   Italy Elisa Longo Borghini Trek–Segafredo
2022   Spain Margarita Victoria García UAE Team ADQ

Multiple winnersEdit

Wins Rider Editions
3   Lizzie Deignan (GBR) 2015, 2017, 2020
2   Noemi Cantele (ITA) 2005, 2007
  Emma Pooley (GBR) 2009, 2010
  Marianne Vos (NED) 2012, 2013

Wins per countryEdit

Wins Country
6   Netherlands
  United Kingdom
4   Italy
1   Germany
  Lithuania
  Poland
  Switzerland
  Spain

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johnson, Greg. "Columbia-HTC has options for women's GP Plouay assault. August 21, 2009". cyclingnews.com. CyclingNews. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix de Plouay – Bretagne: who will be crowned UCI Women Road World Cup winner? 27 August 2015". uci.ch. UCI staff. Retrieved 27 November 2015.