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Grace Brown wins Bretagne Ladies TourValentine Fortin claims final stage
Bretagne Ladies Tour: Daria Pikulik claims stage 4 sprint victoryGrace Brown maintains the overall race lead into final stage in Saint-Jean-Brévelay
Bretagne Ladies Tour: Grace Brown wins stage 3 time trial, takes overall leadMaaike Boogaard second, Coralie Demay third in 19.5km TT in Plouay
|Date||May 9-13, 2023|
|Start location||Kerlouan, France|
|Finish location||Saint Jean Brévelay, France|
|Previous edition||Bretagne Ladies Tour 2022|
Taking place in Brittany, France, the Bretagne Ladies Tour CERATIZIT returns with a five-day race, May 9-13. Starting in Kerlouan and finishing in Saint-Jean-Brévelay, the 528.3km route will take place in the four departments of Brittany - Côtes-d’Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan.
Created in 1987, the race has had multiple names throughout its history. First, it was called Tour du Finistère from 1987 to 1996, and then the Tour de Bretagne Féminin until 2019 though the race was not held in 2017 and 2018. Finally, it became the Bretagne Ladies Tour in 2022 and earned a UCI 2.1 classification.
Last year, Vittoria Guazzini (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) took the overall lead after stage 4 and held for the general classification win in the final stage. Cédrine Kerbaol (Cofidis) was second and Ally Wollaston (AG Insurance-NXTG), third. The race was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.
In 2023, the peloton will see the addition of three teams for a total of 21 teams and 126 riders.
The peloton at the Bretagne Ladies Tour will face lumpy, windy courses, in combination with many direction changes and a time trial on stage 3. All road stages end with five laps around a finishing circuit.
The Bretagne Ladies Tour starts with a 124.4km circuit race in Kerlouan on Tuesday, May 9. The first 85km includes two climbs before tackling five loops around a 7.7 finishing circuit. The bumpy 129.6 km stage 2, from Plémet to Saint Méen-le-Grand, ends with a 5km finishing circuit. Wednesday brings the individual time trial, a 19.4km loop around Plouay.
The stage four route on May 12 begins with the famous Mûr-de-Bretagne before heading to Kervignac on an up-and-down course. At 136.4km long, the longest stage of the race ends with five laps of the 6.5km finishing circuit. The fifth and final stage, from Plouharnel to Saint-Jean-Brévelay, is 127.7km with two categorized climbs. The stage culminates with a see-saw 6.7km finishing circuit.
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Bretagne Ladies Tour Schedule
|Date||Stage||Start time||Finish time|
|May 9, 2023||Stage 1: Kerlouan - Kerlouan, 124.4km||12:00 CET||15:42 CET|
|May 10, 2023||Stage 2: Plemet - Saint Méen-le-Grand 129.6km||13:00 CET||16:37 CET|
|May 11, 2023||Stage 3: Plouay - Plouay, 19.4km||13:00 CET||15:43 CET|
|May 12, 2023||Stage 4: Mur de Bretagne - Kervignac, 136.6km||13:00 CET||17:03 CET|
|May 14, 2023||Stage 5: Plouharnel - Saint-Jean-Brévelay, 127.7km||13:00 CET||16:48 CET|
Bretagne Ladies Tour 20239 May 2023 - 13 May 2023 | Bretagne | 2.1 WE
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