After 2+ years of absence, La Lozérienne Cyclo returned last weekend with perfect weather for participants to discover the hidden gorges and treasures of Lozère, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in southern France. France.
In addition to a brand new gravel event, La Lozérienne offered two paved routes of 155 and 105 kilometers.
In the 105 kilometer event a three person breakaway used over 1750m of vertical ascent to build a large gap on a peloton resigned to finishing off the podium. Of the three escapees, Julien Cayssials (GUIDON DECAZEVILLOIS) dominated the final sprint to convincingly win in 2:54:42, with Yann Chaptal (2:54:44) next and Lubin Monteil (2:54:45) third. Claire Hochart (CHAMBERY)won the female competition in 3:18:23 with Tyffen Saure next, less than a minute later.
After 2600 meters of climbing, Berenger Brossel (USPI ISSOIRE) was strongest in the final meters of the 155km long event to earn the champion’s trophy, winning with a time of 4:26:40. Damien Albaret earned the silver medal and Anthony Mendes the bronze, both with the same time of Brossel. For the females, Stephanie Gros (VC VINCENNES) won in 5:16:11.
Laurent Saby (ROC) won the first gravel edition, finishing the 65km (+1450m) route in 2:39:55. Julian Galibert and Gaetan Maliges were second and third respectively with times of 2:40:48 and 2:42:03.
Complete La Lozerienne Cyclo results HERE.
Photos: La Lozerienne Cyclo