Photo gallery: The gravel and dust of the 2019 Tro-Bro Leon

by Matt de Neef

While much of the road cycling world has been focused on the Amstel Gold Race in recent days, that Dutch one-dayer wasn’t the only race of note over the Easter long weekend. With its modest UCI 1.1 ranking, Tro-Bro Leon is small fry compared with Amstel and the other Ardennes Classics, but what it lacks in stature it more than makes up for with character.

Raced in the Brittany region of north-west France, Tro-Bro Leon features a charming combination of coastline and countryside and is defined by many kilometres of narrow, gravel farm roads. Monday’s 36th edition covered a total of 205km and featured no fewer than 27 gravel sectors. It was won in a reduced bunch sprint by Andrea Vendrame (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), the very first Italian to win the race. Follow the link for full results from the 2019 Tro-Bro Leon.

Photographer extraordinaire Kristof Ramon was at the race and captured the wonderful images you see below.

Follow the links to see galleries from the 2014, 2016 and 2018 editions of Tro-Bro Leon.

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