Roth wins Tro-Bro Leon

Jarrier second as Boivin makes double Spidertech podium

The Breton crowd was all fired up for a well deserved victory by local rider Eric Berthou of Bretagne-Schuller who came solo out of the dirt roads sections of the Tro Bro Leon, known as the "Hell of the West" one week after the "Hell of the North". But he ran out of gas during the final ten kilometers and got overtaken by chasers Ryan Roth of Spidertech and neo-pro Benoît Jarrier from Vérandas Rideau-U.

With 2.5km to go, the Canadian just rode harder than his exhausted companions and became the first foreign winner of the Tro Bro Leon since Mark Renshaw in 2006. "I'm surprised I've won because I didn't believe we'd ever catch the lone rider [Berthou]," Roth told Cyclingnews. "I thought this would be a good race for our team but personally, my form wasn't as good as what I would have liked."

A Canadian national champion for cyclo-cross in the Junior category twelve years ago, Roth found himself at ease on the Breton dirt roads where his teammate and compatriot Will Routley came second last year to Europcar's Vincent Jérôme. "I had never done this race before," Roth said. "I got injured one year ago just before the Tro Bro Leon but I still came to this race here only to watch and learn for this year."

"This is the biggest win ever for me," continued the 29-year-old from Kitchener in Ontario. "I've never been on the podium of a race in Europe and this one is very special. It's one of coolest races we do, it's very unique and only once a year we have a race like this. I've been away from home for a long time, so it's a nice reward. After the Tour of Turkey (April 22-29), it'll be nice to go back to Canada with this win."

Roth emerged from a chasing group but runner up Jarrier was in the lead since km 20 with Jacek Morajko (Vacansoleil-DCM), Clément Koretzky (La Pomme-Marseille) and Rémy Cusin (Team Type 1). "I've pushed myself to the limit," Jarrier told Cyclingnews. "If I'd been told in the middle of the race that I'd finished second after that breakaway, I wouldn't have believed it. This is my style though. I often go in breakaways but for once, it worked out. It's a very good result for me. It pays off for all my efforts."

Spectators felt sorry for Berthou who had missed the big opportunity of his career. "But this is cycling," the former Caisse d'Epargne and Crédit Agricole rider said. "I felt hunger flat with ten kilometers to go. I have no regrets."

The Bretagne-Schuller road captain was even caught in the final twenty metres by the first peloton. It gave the Canadian team Spidertech the possibility to have two riders on the podium with Guillaume Boivin taking the third. "I knew this race could suit me," Boivin commented. "With Ryan at the front, I followed wheels in the finale. We have executed the plan at perfection. This is our first win in Europe. We couldn't ask for a better day."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Roth (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C105:16:40 
2Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U0:00:13 
3Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C100:00:37 
4Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
5Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
8Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
9Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
10Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
11Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
12Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
13Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
14Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
15Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
16Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
17Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Auber 93  
18Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
19Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Auber 93  
20Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
21Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
22Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
23Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
24Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
25Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
26Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
27Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
28Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
29Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:55 
30Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C100:00:56 
31Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) La Pomme-Marseille0:01:37 
32Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:02:06 
33Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:19 
34Benoit Drujon (Fra) Auber 93  
35Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar  
36Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
39Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
40Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
41Hugo Houle (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10  
42Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Auber 93  
43Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Team Europcar  
44Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C100:02:24 
45Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
46Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
47Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:03:21 
49Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
50Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille  
51Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing  
52Mickael Olejnik (Pol) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
53Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:04:23 
54Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger0:05:31 
55Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
56Kevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
57Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
58Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
59Loic Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
60Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
61Egoitz García Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
62Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:05:35 
63Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille0:06:34 
64Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille0:07:50 
65Mathieu Delaroziere (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille0:09:14 
66Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger  
67Thomas Vernaeckt (Bel) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger  
DNFJoeri Bueken (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
DNFGorik Gardeyn (Fra) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFLeonardo Duque (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
DNFJulien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
DNFAdrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
DNFJoris Boillat (Fra) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFAnuar Manan (Rus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMauricio Frazer (Fra) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert  
DNFThomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille  
DNFRomain Matheou (Blr) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
DNFIbon Zugasti Arrese (Pol) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert  
DNFNicolae Tanovitchii (Ita) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert  
DNFManuel Miranda Vergara (Ned) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert  
DNFHenryk Cardoen (Col) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger  
DNFTomas Enrique Gil (Fra) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert  
DNFJames Spragg (Fra) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger  
DNFBoris Zimine (Swi) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFFabien Schmidt (Mas) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFFlorian Le Corre (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFDenis Flahaut (Chn) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFAnthony Colin (Est) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFFrédéric Amorison (HKg) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
DNFRuben Menendez Velasco (HKg) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert  
DNFJimmy Casper (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFMirko Selvaggi (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFYauheni Hutarovich (Bel) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNFDavid Boucher (Bel) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNFAnthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFTomasz Olejnik (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
DNFSylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFToms Skujins (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille  
DNFYohann Gené (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFJérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFMathieu Claude (USA) Team Europcar  
DNFSébastien Chavanel (Can) Team Europcar  
DNFJack Tanner (Can) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger  
DNFMikael Stilite (Ita) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger  
DNFBoris Shpilevsky (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFBaptiste Planckaert (Rus) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
DNFMatthieu Boulo (Ned) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFStéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFJean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFRony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFLaurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFKevin Lacombe (GBr) Team Spidertech Powered by C10  
DNFChristophe Laborie (GBr) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFSimon Lambert Lemay (GBr) Team Spidertech Powered by C10  
DNFKevin Claeys (GBr) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
DNFBarry Markus (Aus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFGilles Devillers (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
DNFKin San Wu (Lat) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFSteven Wong (Fra) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMart Ojavee (Fra) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFDavid Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFJohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93  
DNFYohan Cauquil (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille  
DNFDean Windsor (Fra) Endura Racing  
DNFIan Wilkinson (Fra) Endura Racing  
DNFRobert Partridge (Arg) Endura Racing  
DNFJonathan Mcevoy (Arg) Endura Racing  
DNFJonathan Patrick Mccarty (Spa) Team Spidertech Powered by C10  
DNFRonan Racault (Chi) Auber 93  
DNFKun Jiang (Mda) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFFlavien Dassonville (Spa) Auber 93  
DNFNicolas Rousseau (Fra) Auber 93  
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Pol) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
DNFAlexander Serebryakov (Bel) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
DNFAldo Ino Ilesic (GBr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
DNFFilippo Fortin (Bel) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
DNFScott Thwaites (Bel) Endura Racing  
Sprint 1 - Ploudalmezeau
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U5 pts
2Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille3 
3Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi1 
Sprint 2 - Plabennec
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi5 pts
2Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
3Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille1 
Sprint 3 - Lesneven
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi5 pts
2Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U3 
3Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille1 
Mountain 1 - Lannilis
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller5 pts
2Ryan Roth (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C103 
3Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U1 
Mountain 2 - Coatquennec
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille5 pts
2Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi3 
3Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - Le Vern
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille5 pts
2Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U3 
3Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 4 - Kervaro
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille5 pts
2Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
3Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi11 pts
2Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U9 
3Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller5 
4Ryan Roth (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C103 
5Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille3 
6Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille15 pts
2Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U4 
3Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi3 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U5:16:53 
2Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C100:00:24 
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
4Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
5Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
6Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
7Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
8Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
9Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) La Pomme-Marseille0:01:24 
10Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:02:06 
11Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U  
12Hugo Houle (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10  
13Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:03:08 
14Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille  
15Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:05:18 
16Kevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
17Loic Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
18Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille0:06:21 
19Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille0:07:37 
20Thomas Vernaeckt (Bel) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger0:09:01 
Coupe de France classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne91 pts
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat88 
3Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun75 
4Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun52 
5Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller50 
6Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme - Marseille50 
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team49 
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat45 
9Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Auber 9339 
10Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U35 
11Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller35 
12Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun35 
13Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun35 
14Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale34 
15Jimmy Casper (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale28 
16Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller27 
17Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun25 
18Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller25 
19Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat25 
20Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat25 
21Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun24 
22Justin Jules (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U23 
23Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne20 
24Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller20 
25Kristof Goddaert (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale18 
26Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat18 
27Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar18 
28Denis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole17 
29Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi16 
30Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 9316 
31Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne14 
32Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller14 
33Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole14 
34Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar14 
35Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun14 
36Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi14 
37Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole13 
38Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Europcar13 
39Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi12 
40Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun12 
41Mikael Chérel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale12 
42Julien Bérard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale12 
43Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar11 
44Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller11 
45Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11 
46Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale8 
47Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8 
48Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale8 
49Guillaume Blot (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8 
50Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U6 
51Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6 
52Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
53Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
54Tomasz Olejnik (Pol) Veranda Rideau - Super U5 
55Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5 
56Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
57Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
58Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) La Pomme - Marseille3 
59Benoit Drujon (Fra) Auber 933 
60Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme - Marseille3 
61Ronan Racault (Fra) Auber 933 
62Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
63Toms Skujins (Lat) La Pomme - Marseille3 
64Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar3 
65David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
66Boris Zimine (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole3 
67Benjamin Giraud (Fra) La Pomme - Marseille3 
68Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar3 
69Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  

 

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