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Roth wins Tro-Bro Leon

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Jean-François Quénet

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) Team Result
1 Ryan Roth (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10 5:16:40  
2 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 0:00:13  
3 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10 0:00:37  
4 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
5 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
7 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
8 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
10 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
11 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
12 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
13 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
14 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
15 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
16 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
17 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Auber 93    
18 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
19 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Auber 93    
20 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
21 Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
22 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing    
23 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
24 Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
25 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
26 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
27 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
28 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
29 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:55  
30 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10 0:00:56  
31 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) La Pomme-Marseille 0:01:37  
32 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:06  
33 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:19  
34 Benoit Drujon (Fra) Auber 93    
35 Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
36 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
37 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
38 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
39 Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
40 Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
41 Hugo Houle (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10    
42 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Auber 93    
43 Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Team Europcar    
44 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10 0:02:24  
45 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
46 Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
47 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
48 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:21  
49 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
50 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille    
51 Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing    
52 Mickael Olejnik (Pol) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
53 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:04:23  
54 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger 0:05:31  
55 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
56 Kevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
57 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
58 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
59 Loic Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
60 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
61 Egoitz García Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
62 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:05:35  
63 Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 0:06:34  
64 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 0:07:50  
65 Mathieu Delaroziere (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 0:09:14  
66 Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger    
67 Thomas Vernaeckt (Bel) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger    
DNF Joeri Bueken (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
DNF Gorik Gardeyn (Fra) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Leonardo Duque (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
DNF Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
DNF Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
DNF Joris Boillat (Fra) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Anuar Manan (Rus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Mauricio Frazer (Fra) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert    
DNF Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille    
DNF Romain Matheou (Blr) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
DNF Ibon Zugasti Arrese (Pol) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert    
DNF Nicolae Tanovitchii (Ita) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert    
DNF Manuel Miranda Vergara (Ned) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert    
DNF Henryk Cardoen (Col) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger    
DNF Tomas Enrique Gil (Fra) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert    
DNF James Spragg (Fra) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger    
DNF Boris Zimine (Swi) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Fabien Schmidt (Mas) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Florian Le Corre (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Denis Flahaut (Chn) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Anthony Colin (Est) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Frédéric Amorison (HKg) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
DNF Ruben Menendez Velasco (HKg) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert    
DNF Jimmy Casper (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Mirko Selvaggi (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Yauheni Hutarovich (Bel) FDJ-Big Mat    
DNF David Boucher (Bel) FDJ-Big Mat    
DNF Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Tomasz Olejnik (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
DNF Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Toms Skujins (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille    
DNF Yohann Gené (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Mathieu Claude (USA) Team Europcar    
DNF Sébastien Chavanel (Can) Team Europcar    
DNF Jack Tanner (Can) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger    
DNF Mikael Stilite (Ita) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger    
DNF Boris Shpilevsky (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Baptiste Planckaert (Rus) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
DNF Matthieu Boulo (Ned) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Kevin Lacombe (GBr) Team Spidertech Powered by C10    
DNF Christophe Laborie (GBr) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Simon Lambert Lemay (GBr) Team Spidertech Powered by C10    
DNF Kevin Claeys (GBr) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
DNF Barry Markus (Aus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Gilles Devillers (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
DNF Kin San Wu (Lat) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Steven Wong (Fra) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Mart Ojavee (Fra) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93    
DNF Yohan Cauquil (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille    
DNF Dean Windsor (Fra) Endura Racing    
DNF Ian Wilkinson (Fra) Endura Racing    
DNF Robert Partridge (Arg) Endura Racing    
DNF Jonathan Mcevoy (Arg) Endura Racing    
DNF Jonathan Patrick Mccarty (Spa) Team Spidertech Powered by C10    
DNF Ronan Racault (Chi) Auber 93    
DNF Kun Jiang (Mda) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Flavien Dassonville (Spa) Auber 93    
DNF Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Auber 93    
DNF Martijn Verschoor (Pol) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
DNF Alexander Serebryakov (Bel) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
DNF Aldo Ino Ilesic (GBr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
DNF Filippo Fortin (Bel) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
DNF Scott Thwaites (Bel) Endura Racing    
Sprint 1 - Ploudalmezeau
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 5  pts
2 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 3  
3 Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 1  
Sprint 2 - Plabennec
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 5  pts
2 Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 1  
Sprint 3 - Lesneven
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 5  pts
2 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 3  
3 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 1  
Mountain 1 - Lannilis
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 5  pts
2 Ryan Roth (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10 3  
3 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 1  
Mountain 2 - Coatquennec
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 5  pts
2 Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 3  
3 Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Le Vern
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 5  pts
2 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 3  
3 Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 4 - Kervaro
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 5  pts
2 Jacek Morajko (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 11  pts
2 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 9  
3 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 5  
4 Ryan Roth (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10 3  
5 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 3  
6 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 2  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 15  pts
2 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 4  
3 Remi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 3  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 5:16:53  
2 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10 0:00:24  
3 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
4 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
5 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
6 Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
7 Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
8 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
9 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) La Pomme-Marseille 0:01:24  
10 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:02:06  
11 Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U    
12 Hugo Houle (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10    
13 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:08  
14 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille    
15 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:05:18  
16 Kevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
17 Loic Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
18 Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 0:06:21  
19 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme-Marseille 0:07:37  
20 Thomas Vernaeckt (Bel) GEOFCO-Ville d'Alger 0:09:01  
Coupe de France classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 91  pts
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 88  
3 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 75  
4 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 52  
5 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 50  
6 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) La Pomme - Marseille 50  
7 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 49  
8 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 45  
9 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Auber 93 39  
10 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 35  
11 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 35  
12 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 35  
13 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 35  
14 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 34  
15 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 28  
16 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 27  
17 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 25  
18 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 25  
19 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 25  
20 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 25  
21 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 24  
22 Justin Jules (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 23  
23 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 20  
24 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 20  
25 Kristof Goddaert (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 18  
26 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 18  
27 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 18  
28 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 17  
29 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 16  
30 Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 93 16  
31 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 14  
32 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 14  
33 Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 14  
34 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar 14  
35 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14  
36 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 14  
37 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 13  
38 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Europcar 13  
39 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 12  
40 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 12  
41 Mikael Chérel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 12  
42 Julien Bérard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 12  
43 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar 11  
44 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 11  
45 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 11  
46 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  
47 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 8  
48 Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  
49 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 8  
50 Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau - Super U 6  
51 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 6  
52 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 6  
53 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 6  
54 Tomasz Olejnik (Pol) Veranda Rideau - Super U 5  
55 Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 5  
56 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 3  
57 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 3  
58 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) La Pomme - Marseille 3  
59 Benoit Drujon (Fra) Auber 93 3  
60 Clément Koretzky (Fra) La Pomme - Marseille 3  
61 Ronan Racault (Fra) Auber 93 3  
62 Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3  
63 Toms Skujins (Lat) La Pomme - Marseille 3  
64 Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
65 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
66 Boris Zimine (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 3  
67 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) La Pomme - Marseille 3  
68 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
69 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat