Near Cholet, the cycle race brings together many partners

Near Cholet, the cycle race brings together many partners
Near Cholet, the cycle race brings together many partners

Friday April 26, at the Salle de la Garenne, the members of La Séguinière Vélo Sport (SVS) met to organize the 35e Cycling grand prix which will take place on Sunday May 12. This now traditional race began in 1989.

Several young riders shone on the roads of La Séguinière (Maine-et-Loire) before becoming professional riders: Franck Bouyer, Damien Gaudin, Bryan Coquard, Mathieu Burgaudeau, to name only the most famous.

This event is organized by the SVS in collaboration with the municipality and the Saint-Léger cycling club for the technical part, and is sponsored by 63 partners, artisans, traders and industrialists. Lionel Morin, president of the SVS, address “a big thank you to the fifteen sponsor hunters who helped find all the partners”. He also thanks “Les Vélos de Victor, main partner of the event”.

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A simplified circuit

For this 35e edition, the circuit returns to the La Ménardière commercial area, for a 6.1 km loop towards Cormier then Saint-Christophe-du-Bois and return to La Séguinière. The finish will be judged on rue des Deux-Sèvres, opposite the Galaxy 2Roo store. This year, the choice was made for a less complicated route in order to reduce the number of marshals and their time spent at the intersections as flaggers.

Three races are on the program: an Access, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with ten laps; an U15, at 1:30 p.m., for five laps; and an U17, at 3:30 p.m., for nine laps. Around 200 runners are expected, with ultra-motivated Ziniérais on their field. Please note that during the lunch break, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the circuit will be open to traffic in both directions.

Safety of competitors and spectators

In collaboration with municipal and departmental technical services, diversions will be put in place to guarantee the safety of runners and spectators. Traffic going against the flow of the race will not be authorized.

Lionel Morin “thanks in advance local residents and motorists for respecting the traffic rules established by municipal and prefectural decrees, and relayed by the flaggers posted at each intersection on the circuit”.

A catering point will be available near the finish line, rue des Deux-Sèvres.



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