Back to France for the Circuit des Ardennes
The last stage race of the year is there. Leopard Pro Cycling is once again heading back to France, ready for the Circuit des Ardennes!
Circuit des Ardennes International (UCI 2.2)
07.10 | Sedan - Sedan | 115.3 km
08.10 | Vouziers - Vouziers | 186.9 km
09.10 | Chooz - Hargnies | 172.4 km
10.10 | Tournes - Charleville-Mézières | 169.0 km
As the name already suggests, the Circuit des Ardennes takes the riders into the French Ardennes. Of course that will mean that there will be many up- and downhill roads, which will make it a very tough four days of racing. All stages very much look a like, but the last two stages in the weekend will probably be the race deciders with tough ascents of the Côte des Gros Chênes, Côte de Hargnies (both stage three) and the Côte de La Rubrique (stage four). The Circuit des Ardennes will be attended by 24 strong teams, mostly UCI Continental ones. Leopard Pro Cycling will ride the race for the sixth time, in three of those participations, the team went back home with a top 10 GC result. This 46th edition is a special race for Leopard's Louis Coqueret, as he will ride through his home region and even finishing stage four in his home town.
Who are riding?
Louis Coqueret (FRA), Miguel Heidemann (GER), Arthur Kluckers (LUX), Jan Maas (NED), Filip Maciejuk (POL) & Jarno Mobach (NED) - DS: Jan Brockhoff (GER)