Morbihan's runner Robert Coquen crossed the finish line of the Paris-Brest-Paris cycle tour on Tuesday at the Bergerie Nationale de Rambouillet. The French, closely followed by the Slovenian Marko Baloh and the Belgian Ken Tax has overcome the 1200 kilometers of racing in less than two days.
The 2019 edition of the Paris-Brest-Paris cycle tour holds its winner and it is the Breton Robert Coquen. The rider crossed the finish line this Tuesday shortly after 1 pm with a time of 44: 47'36 ". He is followed shortly by the Slovenian Marko Baloh (44: 48'47 ") and the Belgian Ken Tax (45: 01'25").
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Starting last Sunday at the Rambouillet National Sheepfold, the three riders swallowed the 1200 kilometers in less than two days of racing, a feat. They crossed nine departments, passed among others Fougères, Loudéac, before turning back to Brest to make the opposite way towards Rambouillet.
But the 6673 participants, from 66 different countries, did not all join the final destination. They still have a few pedal strokes to give before they can blow, finally.
+ Relive in images the arrival of the first hikers halfway to Brest.
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