Sprinting at GP Pérenchies?
Six Leopard Pro Cycling riders are currently active at the Tour Alsace. Seven others can be found about 600 kilometers to the northwest as they will take part in Sunday's Grand Prix de la ville de Pérenchies.
GP de la ville de Pérenchies (UCI 1.2)
25.07 | Pérenchies - Pérenchies | 163.2 km
Sunday, the 44th edition of the GP Pérenchies takes place. The race is a fairly straightforward one. The first part of the race consists of 6 laps, each 12 kilometers long. Then, the riders head into the second round of six laps, mostly on the same roads as before, but with a small detour to the Rue Saint-Martin, a 1.2 kilometer cobbled section. All in all, 163.2 flat kilometers are on the menu and if the weather conditions are okay, the difference should be made on the cobbles. Otherwise, a bunch sprint is very likely as has been the case in recent years. The likes of Timothy Dupont and Arnaud Démare won in a mass sprint finish and so did ex-Leopard Pro Cycling rider Jens Reynders in 2019, making him the last winner of the race.
The Leopard team heads to the French-Belgian border region with some exciting youngsters. Amongst others, the fast legs of Colin Heiderscheid and Tim Torn Teutenberg will be at the start line and also recent L'Etoile d'Or-winner Filip Maciejuk will sign the start sheet.
Who are riding?
Loïc Bettendorff (LUX), Colin Heiderscheid (LUX), Edvin Lovidius (SWE), Filip Maciejuk (POL), Cedric Pries (LUX), Tim Torn Teutenberg (GER) & Mats Wenzel (LUX) - DS: Gaëtan Pons (LUX)