One two for the Dutch Scorpions Racing Team
The 13th edition of the ŠKODA 24 Hours Cycling took place this weekend on the Bugatti circuit in Le Mans. Taking advantage of an ideal weather, nearly 2700 riders (580 teams – 14 nationalities) met to fight it out in a joy and good mood.
The highlight of the event was the Le Mans-style start, which this year was given by Jean-René Bernaudeau, general manager of the TotalEnergies cycling team. Other personalities were present such as the karate player Leïla Heurtault, or the Sarthe pro rider Nicolas Edet, who came as a spectator to watch the start.
For the overall victory, the Dutch Scorpions Racing Team 1 & 2 achieved the one two with 245 laps covered (1025km). Manager Arjan Fidder comments: “It was the goal to keep our title ! We had built the teams for this, with sprinters for the start and finish, as well as long distance riders in the middle”. Winners in 2019, the Socopa Viandes 1 team finished 3rd with one lap to go.
The first team in the “100% women’s” ranking is the duo Team Lu – Duchesse Anne (n°2001), Iris Sachet and Justine Gegu are 86th overall with 933 kilometres (223 laps).
In the “solo” category, Damien Vuillier (n°1009) won with 221 laps (924km and 98th overall) and Nathalie Baillon (n°1000) in the women’s category with 200 laps (837km and 258th overall).
AGENDA: The ŠKODA 24 Hours Cycling ŠKODA 2023 will take place on 26/27 August and registration will open in January.