It’s been a total succees for this race in the heart of the Ardennes forest under the sunshine all the week end and a cool 20-25°C temperature , with over 300 competitors from different countries (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany). Competitors took the best out of the 65 kilometers and 2400 m descend.
With 5 best times out of 9 stages overall, Jeremy Arnould take the a solid win with a time of 40:08.76 for the sixth edition of this race, not even destabilized by his high speed fall in the first stage of day 2. Thomas Hartstern finished second in 40:22.33 and Alexis Noirot third in 41:04.59. Podium is completed by Pierre-Luc Vaxelaire in 41:27.16 and Jordan Baumann in 42:27.99.
To be noted the very good sixth position overall of the junior rider Corentin Macinot and the heavy fall and stage 4 on day 1 of on of the favorite rider Dorian Zuretti forcing him to abandon the race as he was fifth in day 1.
In the woman category, Claire Hassenfratz is taking the win for his first participation in 48:21.03, just ahead of the Belgium rider Alexandra Marchal. Kriesten Nelen finished third and Aline Knobloch fourth.
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Words & Pictures: Semoy VTT Club