French cyclosportive season kicked off 16 February in the Southwestern Midi Pryenees at Cyclosportive Plaimont Jean-Luc Garnier.
For the 23rd edition, riders completed two boucles (loops) on a flat-ish 45km course that started and finished in Ju-Belloc.
Aggressive racing with constant attacks eventually helped four riders jump clear and finish 15 seconds in front of a large chasing pack. Romain Bazalgette (CASTELMAYRAN VELO CLUB) finished first in 2:14:45, followed by Sébastien Pillon (unattached) , Mathis Fedrigo (PAU VELO 64 ) and Mathieu Ceresuela (FRANCE DEFENSE).
Riders will return on 22 March for another chance at Plaimont Jean-Luc Garnier victory on a slightly different course.
CYCLOSPORTIVE PLAIMONT JEAN-LUC GARNIER RESULTS
|1||BAZALGETTE Romain||CASTELMAYRAN VELO||2:14:45|
|3||FEDRIGO Mathis||PAU VELO 64||2:14:47|
|4||CERESUELA Mathieu||FRANCE DEFENSE||2:14:50|
|5||CESCHIN Ludovic||LE GUIDON BAYONNAIS||2:15:05|
|8||PERIN Samuel||SAINT PARDON||2:15:06|
|9||FOUQUET Florian||CA CASTELSARRASIN||2:15:06|
|10||DUCHEIN Dorian||TARBES CYCLISTE||2:15:06|