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Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France 2-23

Sep 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France

The Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France, formerly known as the Grand Prix Ouest-France, is a prestigious one-day road cycling race held annually in the beautiful region of Brittany, France. Spanning over 300 kilometers, the race showcases the best of the Breton countryside and coastal landscapes, attracting top cyclists from around the world.

The history of the Bretagne Classic dates back to 1931 when it was first organized as a regional event to celebrate cycling in the northwestern part of France. Initially called the Circuit du Morbihan, it quickly gained popularity among cyclists and spectators alike. Over the years, the race’s route and format underwent several changes, eventually evolving into the esteemed classic it is today.

In 1979, the race earned international recognition when it was included in the prestigious UCI Road World Cup series, marking a significant milestone in its history. This elevated the event’s status, attracting even more talented cyclists and further establishing its reputation on the international cycling calendar.

In 2005, the race underwent a transformation and rebranding, becoming the Grand Prix Ouest-France – Plouay, named after the town of Plouay, which has been a central hub for the event for many years. The route took cyclists through the scenic countryside, featuring challenging climbs, winding roads, and picturesque coastal sections.

In recent years, the Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France has grown in popularity and stature, drawing an impressive roster of cycling stars, including past and future Grand Tour winners. The race has also become renowned for its enthusiastic crowds, who line the roads and cheer on the cyclists as they battle for victory.

With its inclusion in the prestigious UCI WorldTour calendar, the race has further solidified its position as one of the most significant one-day races in the world. It continues to attract a diverse field of cyclists, from sprinters to climbers, all vying for the honor of being crowned the champion of the Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France.

The Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France remains a symbol of cycling excellence, showcasing the rich heritage of Brittany and providing a challenging yet thrilling experience for riders and fans alike. As the years go by, this iconic race will continue to leave a lasting legacy in the world of professional road cycling.

Details

Date:
Sep 3, 2023
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Website:
www.grandprix-plouay.com/

Venue

France
Fourmies, France + Google Map
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