Sunday 15 April 2012 at 20h32

The Tro Bro Léon 2012 took place on Sunday afternoon under a shining sun and the ribins finally delivered an unknown but not really surprising winner: Ryan Roth of the Spidertech Powered by C10 team. Not really surprising since he's a former Canadian champion cyclocross (season 2000/2001 U23) and his experience as a cyclo cross rider probably helped him quite a lot in the ribinous today.

The summary of the Tro Bro Léon 2012

After the start of the race of the ribinous on Sunday morning une the concentrated eyes of Jean-Paul Mellouet (the creator of the race) we saw several attempts to break away turn out to nothing until the attack by 5 riders who really got away from the peloton at kilometer 20: Jacek Morajko for Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team, Remi Cusin for Team Type 1-Sanofi, Clément Koretzky and Pierre-Luc Périchon for the Team La Pomme Marseille and Benoit Jarrier for Véranda Rideau-Super U.

The breakaway11 kilometers further, their gap was already 44 seconds but several groups started the chase and Jérémy Roy (FDJ BigMat) took control of the peloton to try to reduce the gap and bring the peloton back to the leading group. This led to a temporary drop in the gap but despite the efforts behind the leading group, which lost Pierre-Luc Périchon, it managed to extend its lead to 6'20" anyway when they entered ribin number 8 in Lanarvily.
A new group of 9 and than 7 riders started chasing but when they got caught again by the peloton, they reduced the gap only to 3'25", on the peloton which was at that time led by the AG2R La Mondiale team which was riding for a possible sprint finish for Jimmy Casper.

From the leading greoup, Benoit Jarrier than decided to attack and go for a solo ride. He managed to stay ahead of all other riders until he arrived on the circuit around Lannilis.
Eric Berthou in a solo leadOnce caught back by the chasing riders, it was up to Eric Berthou (Bretagne-Schuller) to take over from him and do 2 laps in a solo lead. Behind him, Ryan Roth (Spidertech Powered by C10) and Benoit Jarrier never gave up the chase however and in the last lap it was finally Ryan Roth who took back Eric Berthou and ended the race alone at the front. Behind him Benoit Jarrier got rewarded for his efforts at the front of the race the whole day long with the second place, ahead of Guillaume Boivin, a team mate of Ryan Roth.

The photos of the Tro Bro Léon 2012

You can find a quite complete collection of photos of the Tro Bro Léon bekijken in the corresponding section:

>> The photos of the Tro Bro Léon 2012

The classifications of the Tro Bro Léon 2012


The general classification of the race

The podium of the Tro Bro Léon 2012Herunder you can find the top 10 of the Tro Bro Léon 2012:

1/ Ryan Roth (Team Spidertech Powered by C10) - 5h15'40"
2/ Benoit Jarrier (Véranda Rideau-Super U) - +0'13"
3/ Guillaume Boivin (Team Spidertech Powered by C10) - +0'37"
4/ Arnaud Démare (FDJ BigMat)
5/ Kristof Goddaert (AG2R La Mondiale)
6/ Lloyd Mondory (AG2R La Mondiale)
7/ Aleksejs Saramotins (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne)
8/ Jérémie Galland (Saur-Sojasun)
9/ Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
10/ Tony Hurel (Team Europcar)

Sprints classification

Remi CusinOut of the 4 sprints, the first one (in Ploudalmézeau) was won by Benoit Jarrier (Véranda Rideau-Super U), the second and the third (in Plabennec and Lesneven) by Remi Cusin (Team Type 1-Sanofi) en the last one (in Lannilis) by Eric Berthou (Bretagne-Schuller).

The French rider of the American team thus won the sprinters classification and a nice trophey:

1/ Remi Cusin (Team Type 1-Sanofi) - 11 points
2/ Benoit Jarrier (Véranda Rideau-Super U) - 9 points
3/ Eric Berthou (Bretagne-Schuller) - 5 points
4/ Ryan Roth (Team Spidertech Powered by C10) - 3 points
5/ Pierre-Luc Périchon (Team La Pomme Marseille) - 3 points


King of the Mountains classification

Clément KoretzkyIn the breakaway it was always Clément Koretzky (Team La Pomme Marseille) who arrived first on top at the places which were referenced for the climbers classification in Coatquennec, Le Vern and Kervaro and he thus won this classification:

1/ Clément Koretzky (Team La Pomme Marseille) - 15 points
2/ Benoit Jarrier (Véranda Rideau-Super U) - 4 points
3/ Remi Cusin (Team Type 1-Sanofi) - 3 points

The classification of the Coupe de France PMU

Samuel DumoulinThere are not many visible changes at the top of the classification for the Coupe de France PMU but Arnaud Démare (FDJ BigMat) gets a bit closer to Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne), who still keeps the lead for now. The Coupe de France PMU 2012 could thus well become a duel between these two riders:

1/ Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne) - 91 points
2/ Arnaud Démare (FDJ BigMat) - 88 points
3/ Julien Simon (Saur-Sojasun) - 75 points
4/ Jérémie Galland (Saur-Sojasun) - 52 points
5/ Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Schuller) - 50 points

door Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Eric Berthou, complètement roti, rejoint et déposé par ses adversaires à cause d'une fringale. Mais où était son directeur sportif? L'une des 2 voitures qui le suivait ne pouvaient-elle pas lui donner une barre ou une banane. Les coureurs n'avaient pas d'oreillette, c'est très bien mais la course étant télévisée en direct, les directeurs sportifs pouvaient être renseignés sur la situation. Je ne comprends pas qu'avec son expérience Berthou n'ait pas été plus précautionneux. Il l'a payé au prix fort. Dommage.

    | Gilbert LE LOUPP | Wednesday 18 April 2012 om 00h14

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