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Re: 2017 Coupe de France
« on: April 11, 2017, 10:09 »
It's time for THE BIG CHEESE!!!!

Paris-Camembert 1.1
Saint-Germain to Livarot (200k)
Round Five Coupe De France
Tues 11th April

First of hectic 4 race within a week which culminates with Tro-Bro Leon on Sunday. It's a hilly course and it's position on the calendar makes it a perfect warm for those French riders targeting Amstel Gold on Sunday.

Within the Coupe de France this is a race with a fine and proud tradition in it's own right. It was first run back in 1934 as Paris Vimoutiers, changing to it's current name in 1943. the race website has a wonderful archive of press clippings through the years.

1953    1972    1981

Previous winners
2016 | GAUTIER Cyril
2015 | LOUBET Julien
2014 | COQUARD Bryan
2013 | FEDRIGO Pierrick
2012 | PERICHON Pierre-Luc
2011 | CASAR Sandy
2010 | MINARD Sébastien
2009 | CASPER Jimmy
2008 | VALVERDE Alejandro
2007 | JOLY Sébastien

2016 Edition
last year  #ag2r Cyril Gautier and  #fortuneo Anthony Delaplace just managed to hold their advantage over the peloton at the line. But as you can see from previous winners, it does suit a sprinter as well.

Parcours 2017
Like many of these old races the names bears little relation to actual start and finish towns, and this year we have a completely different route with a familiar start in Pont-Audemer but a finish in Livarot


It's rolling to start, then a series of Cat 1 climbs one after the other, then a testy rolling finish.

Cat 3, Cote de Canapaville, at 95km
Cat 2, Cote de Roiville, at 109.5km
Cat 1, Cote de Moulin Neuf, at 125km
Cat 1, Mur de Champeaux, at 129km
Cat 1, Cote de Renouard, at 131km
Cat 1, Cavee the Croutees, at 138km and again at 149km

After 175km the race enters the first of two different finishing laps both to include the uncategorized Cote del'Angleterre (2.5 km, 4%).  This increase is tackeled with 17.5km to go and again with 5.5km to race.  This is followed by a 1 km long descent, while the last 4 km are almost flat.

Have a look at at Feltet for the in depth preview. It's in Danish but google translate will do a good enough job.

Start List

confirmed line up...

Podium Chances

It's your usual chaotic and difficult to control Coupe de France madness that could suit the puncheur, the sprinter that likes a climb, or the breakaway specialist.
Punchy names that stand out: 
#ag2r Samual Dumoulin,  never ruled out
#fdj Arthur Vichot  and #direct Lilian Calmejane fresh from success at Sarthe
#fortuneo have a team full of aggressive riders Romain  Hardy, Arnold Jeannesson, Laurent Pichon (though he has been ill) and Anthony Delaplace
#armee Julien Loubet and  #joker also went well at Circuit des Ardennes last week.

Sprinty names to look for  #cofidis Nacer Bouhanni,   #armee Yannis Yssaad

Social Media
Can't find a twitter account but the hashtag is #ParisCamembert

French Eurosport show it
Direct Velo will have a live ticker
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