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24h Le Mans 2016: attendance record with 475 teams

The 20th and 21st August, 2141 riders from 16 countries took part to the Shimano 24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans 8th edition on the 4185m long Bugatti circuit. The next edition will be held on 26th and 27th of August, 2017.

 S1Neo Team Connect six riders won for the second consecutive time - Fotocredit: Maindru

S1Neo Team Connect six riders won for the second consecutive time - Fotocredit: Maindru

A 2016 windy race which has mistreated the participants (up to 60km/h gusts). This weekend, it was better to stay under cover in the peloton.

Road cycling addict, the French television presenter Michel Drucker gave the « Le Mans type » start on Saturday and told us: " I know well this circuit, I moreover commented the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. The most surprising or the most resting with the 24 Hours Cycling it is the silence, it changes of big engine! ".

Surprise guest coming back from Rio two days before, François Pervis, Olympic bronze medal-holder on track by team, was also present at the start. After two participations, the French champion likes the friendly atmosphere of this race.

At general ranking the S1Neo Team Connect six riders won for the second consecutive time. Kilian Patour, Sébastien Chevau, Frédéric Leproux, Benoit Poitevin, Sébastien Duret and Yohann Proust realised 233 laps, 975 kilometres despite the wind, against 970 in 2015. Winners with less than one laps ahead, the team must have to fight, especially during the night, where the Mutuelle Solimut Centre-Océan was coming back from 43 seconds. The B&F team, also in the same lap, complete the podium.

Evens Stievenart wins in the single rider category with 853 kilometres (204 laps) and a 88th place at the general ranking. In the women single category, the Ukrainian Olena Novikova wins for the second consecutive year with 711 kilometres (170 laps). She finishes 295th at the general ranking. The first 100% women team, Engie Gazelles, ranks 177th at the general ranking with 837 kilometres (200 laps).

Save the date:
The 2017 Shimano 24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans will be the 26th and 27th August, 2017 and registrations will open at the end of November.

Full results

2016 Le Mans Shimano 24 Hours Cycling:
- 24 Hours Cycling: Ranking on - 2141 riders registered (475 teams)
- Teams by categories: 77 Solos (3 Women), 36 Duos (4 Mixes), 130 teams of 4 riders, 192 of 6 (28 Mixes and 3 Women) and 40 teams of 8 (6 Mixes), that to say 149 Women.
- 50 foreign teams (164 riders): Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, Spain, United States of America, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom, Swiss, Turkey and Ukraine.
- Bugatti Circuit: 4185 meters - Uphill: 600 meters from 3.5 % to 7 % - Downhill: 1000 meters at 2 %

Artikel vom 25.08.2016


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