The third edition of Gran Fondo Vosges in France did not take place as planned on Sunday, but not due to coronavirus.

Unsafe storm conditions threatened riders with hypothermia and forced organizers to cancel the 175km gran fondo race.  Instead, all 435 riders raced a drenching 122km medio fondo route in the Vosges mountains.

EX-PROS WYSS (L) AND ADDY (R) CLIMB TO VICTORY © VOSGESMATIN

The result was a Swiss 1-2 finish for ex-pros Raphaël Addy and Marcel Wyss who beat the Belgians Frédéric Glorieux and Laurenz de Meuleneire.

In the Women’s race it was an all French podium with Aurore Pauchet of France winning, followed by Lisa Grandjean and Nolwenn Houot.

Complete Gran Fondo Vosges results here.

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