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Paris–Camembert (also Paris–Camembert Trophée Lepetit or Paris–Camembert Lepetit) is a semi classic held annually in April. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. The route of the 200 kilometres (120 mi) race has varied over the years, it previously started in Magnanville, near Paris, and finished in Vimoutiers.

Race details
RegionNormandy, France
English nameParis–Camembert
Local name(s)Paris–Camembert Trophée Lepetit (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
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First edition1934 (1934)
Editions86 (as of 2022)
First winner Louis Thietard (FRA)
Most wins Laurent Brochard (FRA) (3 times)
Most recent Anthony Delaplace (FRA)

The present day race starts in Pont-Audemer in the Eure department and heads south for 60 km to the environs of the finishing town of Livarot in the Calvados department. Once in the region of Livarot the race takes in seven climbs around the town, some of which are ascended several times. The climbs are namely: Côte de Chevreville-Tonnencourt (one ascent), Côte de l’Angleterre (three ascents), Butte des Fondits (three ascents), Côte de Camembert (one ascent), Côte de la Cavée de Crouttes (two ascents), Côte de Tortisambert (two ascents) and the Côte de la Becquetiere (two ascents). The last of these 14 climbs is 10 km from the finish line which is in the town centre of Livarot on the Route de Lisieux.[1][2] Historically, the race attracted a mostly French field of riders, but the field has become increasingly more diverse. By the 1970s famous riders were regularly participating and sometimes winning the race: riders such as Bernard Hinault and Joop Zoetemelk added celebrity and allure to the race. Teams based in France most heavily contest the race, but the race today also draws UCI ProTour teams. Some riders also use the race in preparation for the Ardennes classics.


Year Country Rider Team
1934   France Louis Thietard individual
1935   France Marcel Bat Essor-Hutchinson
1936   France Yvan Marie La Perle-Hutchinson
1937   France André Auville Alcyon-Dunlop
1938   France Jean-Marie Goasmat Helyett-Hutchinson
1939   France Pierre Cloarec A. Leducq-Hutchinson
1940 No race
1941 No race
1942   France Joseph Goutorbe Helyett-Hutchinson
1943   France Victor Cosson Europe-Dunlop
1944   France Maurice De Muer Peugeot-Dunlop
1945 No race
1946   Italy Paul Neri France Sport-Dunlop
1947   France Robert Dorgebray Peugeot-Dunlop
1948   France Raoul Remy La Perle-Hutchinson
1949   France Jean Rey Mercier-R. Lapébie
1950   France Ange Le Strat La Perle-Hutchinson
1951   France Jean Baldassari Mercier-Le Grevès
1952   France Robert Varnajo Gitane-Hutchinson
1953   France Jean Gueguen Mercier-Hutchinson
1954   France Gilbert Bauvin Gitane-Hutchinson
1955   France Jean-Marie Cieleska Gitane-Hutchinson
1956   France René Fournier Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1957   France Joseph Groussard Essor-Leroux
1958   France Nicolas Barone Saint Raphaël-Geminiani
1959   France Nicolas Barone Saint Raphaël-Geminiani
1960   France Joseph Groussard Helyett-Fynsec
1961   France Jean-Claude Annaert Saint Raphaël-Geminiani
1962   Netherlands Piet Rentmeester Gitane-Leroux
1963   France Jacques Simon Saint Raphaël-Geminiani
1964   Netherlands Arie den Hartog Saint Raphaël-Gitane
1965   France Pierre Everaert Ford France-Gitane
1966   France Désiré Letort Peugeot-BP-Michelin
1967   France Georges Chappe Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1968   Netherlands Harry Steevens Willem II-Gazelle
1969   France Raymond Riotte Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1970   France Georges Chappe Fagor-Mercier-Hutchinson
1971   France Gérard Moneyron Fagor-Mercier-Hutchinson
1972   France José Catieau Sonolor-Lejeune
1973   France Regis Delephin Gan-Mercier-Hutchinson
1974   France Alain Santy Gan-Mercier-Hutchinson
1975   France Raymond Martin Miko-Mercier
1976   France Bernard Hinault Gitane-Campagnolo
1977   France Hubert Linard Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1978   Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk COOP-Mercier
1979   France Raymond Martin COOP-Mercier
1980   France Pierre-Raymond Villemiane Renault-Elf-Gitane
1981   France Guy Gallopin Sem-France Loire-Campagnolo
1982   France Christian Jourdan La Redoute-Motobécane
1983   France Christian Jourdan La Redoute-Motobécane
1984   France Hubert Linard Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1985   France Martial Gayant Renault-Elf-Gitane
1986   Denmark Kim Andersen La Vie Claire
1987   Netherlands Mathieu Hermans Caja Rural-Orbea
1988   France Laurent Fignon Système U
1989   West Germany Andreas Kappes Toshiba
1990   France Thierry Marie Castorama
1991   Denmark Brian Holm Histor-Sigma
1992   France Patrice Esnault Chazal-Vanille et Mûre
1993   Kazakhstan Oleg Kozlitine Chazal-Vetta-MBK
1994   France Armand De Las Cuevas Castorama
1995   Belgium Andrei Tchmil Lotto–Isoglass
1996   Italy Adriano Baffi Mapei–GB
1997    Switzerland Mauro Gianetti Française des Jeux
1998   France Pascal Lino Big Mat-Auber 93
1999   Italy Fabiano Fontanelli Mercatone Uno–Bianchi
2000   France Didier Rous Bonjour
2001   France Laurent Brochard Jean Delatour
2002   Sweden Marcus Ljungqvist Team Fakta
2003   France Laurent Brochard AG2R Prévoyance
2004   France Franck Bouyer Brioches La Boulangère
2005   France Laurent Brochard Bouygues Télécom
2006   France Anthony Geslin Bouygues Télécom
2007   France Sébastien Joly Française des Jeux
2008   Spain Alejandro Valverde Caisse d'Epargne
2009   France Jimmy Casper Besson Chaussures-Sojasun
2010   France Sébastien Minard Cofidis
2011   France Sandy Casar FDJ
2012   France Pierre-Luc Périchon La Pomme Marseille
2013   France Pierrick Fédrigo FDJ
2014   France Bryan Coquard Team Europcar
2015   France Julien Loubet Team Marseille 13 KTM
2016   France Cyril Gautier AG2R La Mondiale
2017   France Nacer Bouhanni Cofidis
2018   France Lilian Calmejane Direct Énergie
2019   France Benoît Cosnefroy AG2R La Mondiale
2020   France Dorian Godon AG2R La Mondiale
2021   France Dorian Godon AG2R Citroën Team
2022   France Anthony Delaplace Arkéa–Samsic


  1. ^ Official Website Details of route
  2. ^ Official Website Details of route and climbs around Livarot

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