Around 60 riders showed up for the first edition of the Fixe & Road Criterium on the circuit Vaison Piste in Torcy, France. The race, organised by Maxime Poisson most wel-known for the National Moutarde Crit, was spread over 2 days with the criterium taking place on Sunday. After a one lap time trial the field was spread over an A and B final. It was favourites Eleonore Saraiva and Olivier Leroy who set the fastest time. The start of the crit was ‘Le Mans’ style with bikes spread on the start grid and the riders who had to run from the pit to their bike and start their race.
Photos: Michel Udny
In the men’s A race it was Olivier Leroy who set up a break-away together with Achille Metro, who is new to the scene. Olivier attacked with 2 laps to go and finished his solo successfully taking the win in the first Fixe Crit. Achille maintained 2nd place while Loic Jacob winning the bunch sprint.
In the women’s race that was held simultaneously with the men’s B race. It was Eleonore Saraiva who was the only women who could keep pace with the first men’s B group and by doing so took the win. Apolline Guillemin and Julia Fouquet were battling behind that group for 2nd place. It was Appoline who attacked and could keep Julia off taking 2nd place. In the group that also had Eleonore it was Romain Boye who won the sprint before Ylan Vignaux and Enzo Boudot.
Podium Men’s A
1. Olivier Leroy – Aventon Factory Team
2. Achille Metro – Unattached
3. Loic Jacob – Disorderly Habits
1. Eleonore Saraiva – Aventon Factory Team
2. Apolline Guilemin – Disorderly Habits
3. Julia Fouquet – Team FXWH
Podium Men’s B
1. Romain Boye – Glory Owl
2. Ylan Vignaux – Team Cosmik
3. Enzo Boudot – Unattached