Latest News from the Race
Longo Borghini dedicates GP de Plouay victory to team manager Luca Guercilena'He needs an extra boost of energy, and hopefully, we gave it to him today' says Italian champion
World Championships favourites show form in return to racing post OlympicsLongo Borghini, Van der Breggen, Van den Broek Blaak, Niewiadoma, Vos build strength for late-season calendar
Elisa Longo Borghini takes solo win at GP de PlouayGladys Verhulst wins bunch sprint for second place, Kristen Faulkner third
Team Arkea-Samsic’s Gladys Verhulst won the reduced bunch sprint for second with Kristen Faulkner of Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank in third.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek - Segafredo||4:06:02|
|2||Gladys Verhulst (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team||0:00:12|
|3||Kristen Faulkner (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank|
|4||Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Liv Racing|
|5||Evita Muzic (Fra) Fdj Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope|
|6||Eugenia Bujak (Slo) Ale' Btc Ljubljana|
|7||Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek - Segafredo|
|8||Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Dsm|
|9||Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Team Sd Worx|
|10||Anna Henderson (GBr) Jumbo-Visma Women Team|
GP de Plouay - History
GP de Plouay is one of the longest-standing one-day races for women in France, embarking on its 20th edition on August 30 in the Brittany region. The event is part of the Women's WorldTour and attracts the top riders and teams looking for a late-season race victory.
The small village of Plouay annually hosts the one-day race. Now in its 20th edition, the inaugural event was in 2002 as part of the former Women’s World-Cup series.
Previous winners include Regina Schleicher, who won the inaugural edition in 2002, Nicole Cooke, Edita Pučinskaitė, Noemi Cantele (twice), Nicole Brändli, Fabiana Luperini, Emma Pooley (twice), Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos (twice), Lucinda Brand, Eugenia Bujak, Amy Pieters, Anna van der Breggen, and Lizzie Deignan has won the race a record three times.
Organisers removed the 44km opening loop and increased the number of smaller 13.6km circuits to 11 laps for a total of 150km.
The 13.6km smaller finishing circuit included the Cote du Lezot (1km at 4.7 per cent, with sections as steep as 19 per cent) followed by a small descent and flatter sections before reaching the Montee de Lann Payot (1.3km at 2.6 per cent) and then the Cote du Pont-Neuf (1.5km at 4.2 per cent) located 2km from the finish line.
GP de Plouay–Lorient–Agglomeration Trophee Ceratizit 202130 August 2021 | Plouay | Women's WorldTour
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