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Paris–Camembert

Paris–Camembert
Race details
DateMid-April
RegionNormandy, France
English nameParis–Camembert
Local name(s)Paris–Camembert Trophée Lepetit (in French)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web siteparis-camembert.fr Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1934 (1934)
Editions88 (as of 2024)
First winner Louis Thiétard (FRA)
Most wins Laurent Brochard (FRA) (3 times)
Most recent Benoît Cosnefroy (FRA)

Paris–Camembert (also Paris–Camembert Trophée Lepetit or Paris–Camembert Lepetit) is a semi classic held annually in April. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. The route of the 200 kilometres (120 mi) race has varied over the years, it previously started in Magnanville, near Paris, and finished in Vimoutiers.

The present day race starts in Pont-Audemer in the Eure department and heads south for 60 km to the environs of the finishing town of Livarot in the Calvados department. Once in the region of Livarot the race takes in seven climbs around the town, some of which are ascended several times. The climbs are namely: Côte de Chevreville-Tonnencourt (one ascent), Côte de l'Angleterre (three ascents), Butte des Fondits (three ascents), Côte de Camembert (one ascent), Côte de la Cavée de Crouttes (two ascents), Côte de Tortisambert (two ascents) and the Côte de la Becquetiere (two ascents). The last of these 14 climbs is 10 km from the finish line which is in the town centre of Livarot on the Route de Lisieux.[1][2] Historically, the race attracted a mostly French field of riders, but the field has become increasingly more diverse. By the 1970s famous riders were regularly participating and sometimes winning the race: riders such as Bernard Hinault and Joop Zoetemelk added celebrity and allure to the race. Teams based in France most heavily contest the race, but the race today also draws UCI ProTour teams. Some riders also use the race in preparation for the Ardennes classics.

Winners

Year Country Rider Team
1934  France Louis Thiétard individual
1935  France Marcel Bat Essor–Hutchinson
1936  France Yvan Marie La Perle–Hutchinson
1937  France André Auville Alcyon–Dunlop
1938  France Jean-Marie Goasmat Helyett–Hutchinson
1939  France Pierre Cloarec A. Leducq–Hutchinson
1940 No race
1941 No race
1942  France Joseph Goutorbe Helyett–Hutchinson
1943  France Victor Cosson Europe–Dunlop
1944  France Maurice De Muer Peugeot–Dunlop
1945 No race
1946  Italy Paul Néri France Sport–Dunlop
1947  France Robert Dorgebray Peugeot–Dunlop
1948  France Raoul Rémy La Perle–Hutchinson
1949  France Jean Rey Mercier-R. Lapébie
1950  France Ange Le Strat La Perle–Hutchinson
1951  France Jean Baldassari Mercier–Le Grevès
1952  France Robert Varnajo Gitane–Hutchinson
1953  France Jean Guéguen Mercier–Hutchinson
1954  France Gilbert Bauvin Gitane–Hutchinson
1955  France Jean-Marie Cieleska Gitane–Hutchinson
1956  France René Fournier Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1957  France Joseph Groussard Essor–Leroux
1958  France Nicolas Barone Saint-Raphaël–Geminiani
1959  France Nicolas Barone Saint-Raphaël–Geminiani
1960  France Joseph Groussard Helyett–Fynsec
1961  France Jean-Claude Annaert Saint-Raphaël–Geminiani
1962  Netherlands Piet Rentmeester Gitane–Leroux
1963  France Jacques Simon Saint-Raphaël–Geminiani
1964  Netherlands Arie den Hartog Saint-Raphaël–Gitane
1965  France Pierre Everaert Ford France–Gitane
1966  France Désiré Letort Peugeot–BP–Michelin
1967  France Georges Chappe Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1968  Netherlands Harry Steevens Willem II–Gazelle
1969  France Raymond Riotte Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1970  France Georges Chappe Fagor–Mercier–Hutchinson
1971  France Gérard Moneyron Fagor–Mercier–Hutchinson
1972  France José Catieau Sonolor–Lejeune
1973  France Régis Delépine Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson
1974  France Alain Santy Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson
1975  France Raymond Martin Miko–Mercier
1976  France Bernard Hinault Gitane–Campagnolo
1977  France Hubert Linard Peugeot–Esso–Michelin
1978  Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk COOP–Mercier
1979  France Raymond Martin COOP–Mercier
1980  France Pierre-Raymond Villemiane Renault–Elf–Gitane
1981  France Guy Gallopin Sem–France Loire–Campagnolo
1982  France Christian Jourdan La Redoute–Motobécane
1983  France Christian Jourdan La Redoute–Motobécane
1984  France Hubert Linard Peugeot–Shell–Michelin
1985  France Martial Gayant Renault–Elf–Gitane
1986  Denmark Kim Andersen La Vie Claire
1987  Netherlands Mathieu Hermans Caja Rural–Orbea
1988  France Laurent Fignon Système U
1989  West Germany Andreas Kappes Toshiba
1990  France Thierry Marie Castorama
1991  Denmark Brian Holm Histor–Sigma
1992  France Patrice Esnault Chazal–Vanille et Mûre
1993  Kazakhstan Oleg Kozlitine Chazal–Vetta–MBK
1994  France Armand de Las Cuevas Castorama
1995  Belgium Andrei Tchmil Lotto–Isoglass
1996  Italy Adriano Baffi Mapei–GB
1997   Switzerland Mauro Gianetti Française des Jeux
1998  France Pascal Lino Big Mat–Auber 93
1999  Italy Fabiano Fontanelli Mercatone Uno–Bianchi
2000  France Didier Rous Bonjour
2001  France Laurent Brochard Jean Delatour
2002  Sweden Marcus Ljungqvist Team Fakta
2003  France Laurent Brochard AG2R Prévoyance
2004  France Franck Bouyer Brioches La Boulangère
2005  France Laurent Brochard Bouygues Télécom
2006  France Anthony Geslin Bouygues Télécom
2007  France Sébastien Joly Française des Jeux
2008  Spain Alejandro Valverde Caisse d'Epargne
2009  France Jimmy Casper Besson Chaussures–Sojasun
2010  France Sébastien Minard Cofidis
2011  France Sandy Casar FDJ
2012  France Pierre-Luc Périchon La Pomme Marseille
2013  France Pierrick Fédrigo FDJ
2014  France Bryan Coquard Team Europcar
2015  France Julien Loubet Team Marseille 13 KTM
2016  France Cyril Gautier AG2R La Mondiale
2017  France Nacer Bouhanni Cofidis
2018  France Lilian Calmejane Direct Énergie
2019  France Benoît Cosnefroy AG2R La Mondiale
2020  France Dorian Godon AG2R La Mondiale
2021  France Dorian Godon AG2R Citroën Team
2022  France Anthony Delaplace Arkéa–Samsic
2023  France Valentin Ferron Team TotalEnergies
2024  France Benoît Cosnefroy Decathlon–AG2R La Mondiale

References

  1. ^ Official Website Details of route
  2. ^ Official Website Details of route and climbs around Livarot
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