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Tro-Bro Léon

Tro-Bro Léon
Race details
  • Late April (until 2019)
  • Mid-May (since 2021)
RegionBrittany, France
English nameTour of Pays de Léon
Local name(s)Tour du Pays Léonard (in French)
Tro-Bro Léon (in Breton)
Nickname(s)Le Petit Paris–Roubaix
Race directorJean-Paul Mellouët
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First edition1984 (1984)
Editions40 (as of 2024)
First winner Bruno Chemin (FRA)
Most wins Philippe Dalibard (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent Arnaud De Lie (BEL)

Tro-Bro Léon (English: Tour of Léon or The Hipsters’ Paris—Roubaix; French: Tour du Léon) is a professional cycle road race held in Finistère, Brittany. The event was first run in 1984 as an amateur race before becoming a professional race since 2000. The race was established in 2005 as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. In 2020, the event joined the UCI ProSeries in its inaugural edition, although the cancellation of the 2020 edition meant that the inaugural event was held in 2021.[1]


Tro-Bro Léon is often called Le Petit Paris–Roubaix, The Hell of the West or The Hipsters’ Paris—Roubaix due to its similarities with Paris–Roubaix, because Tro-Bro Léon includes around two dozen sections of ribinoù, which longtime race director Jean-Paul Mellouët described as a variety of farm tracks and unpaved roads on the rolling and windy roads of Brittany that can feature cobblestones, dirt paths, and/or gravel.[2][3] The rider who crosses the line first and the best placed Breton rider each receive a piglet. [4]

Ribinoù section during the 2007 edition


Year Country Rider Team
1984  France Bruno Chemin
1985  France Bruno Chemin
1986  France Philippe Dalibard
1987  France Dominique Le Bon
1988  France Philippe Dalibard
1989  France Philippe Dalibard
1990  France Marc Hibou
1991  France William Milloux
1992  Estonia Jaan Kirsipuu
1993  France Jean-Philippe Rouxel
1994  France Stéphane Pétilleau
1995  France Camille Coualan
1996  France Thierry Bricaud
1997  France Frédéric Delalande Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1998  France Frédéric Delalande Jean Floc'h-Mantes
1999  France Jean-Michel Thilloy Saint-Quentin–Oktos–MBK
2000  Belgium Jo Planckaert Cofidis
2001  France Jacky Durand Française des Jeux
2002  Australia Baden Cooke Française des Jeux
2003  France Samuel Dumoulin Jean Delatour
2004  France Samuel Dumoulin AG2R Prévoyance
2005  France Tristan Valentin Auber 93
2006  Australia Mark Renshaw Crédit Agricole
2007  France Saïd Haddou Bouygues Télécom
2008  France Frédéric Guesdon Française des Jeux
2009  France Saïd Haddou Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2010  France Jérémy Roy Française des Jeux
2011  France Vincent Jérôme Team Europcar
2012  Canada Ryan Roth SpiderTech–C10
2013  France Francis Mourey FDJ
2014  France Adrien Petit Cofidis
2015  France Alexandre Geniez FDJ
2016  Denmark Martin Mortensen ONE Pro Cycling
2017  France Damien Gaudin Armée de Terre
2018  France Christophe Laporte Cofidis
2019  Italy Andrea Vendrame Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
2020 No race due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021  Great Britain Connor Swift[5] Arkéa–Samsic
2022  France Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa–Samsic
2023  Italy Giacomo Nizzolo Israel–Premier Tech
2024  Belgium Arnaud De Lie Lotto–Dstny

Wins per country

Wins Country
30  France
2  Australia
1  Canada
 Great Britain


  1. ^ "Cyclisme: Terpstra reprendra au Tro Bro Leon". EuroNews. AFP. 2019-04-08.
  2. ^ "Hell of the west: Tro-Bro Leon". VeloNews. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  3. ^ Abraham, Richard (15 April 2016). "Is this the best bike race you've never heard of?". CyclingWeekly. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  4. ^ Tremblay, Philippe (15 April 2017). "Tro-Bro Léon, the race where you can win a piglet". Canadian cycling Magazine. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Connor Swift takes win in photo finish at Tro-Bro Léon". 16 May 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
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