Bjorn De Decker and Elke Timperman share Belgian wins on top of La Bresse Hohneck


The 2024 edition of the Granfondo Vosges, second French qualifier with start and finish in the ski-resort of La Bresse Hohneck saw again great battles on a difficult 171km course in the French Vosges region with 9 climbs.

Belgian Bjorn De Decker, 2017 World Champion in the discipline impressed with a smooth win, finishing exactly 1 minute ahead of French Thibaut Clement with Belgian Jeroen Vercammen as overall third, another minute later. Riders from Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands filled the top 10.

All women had to qualify in the shorter mediofondo 119km distance. Victory there was for Belgian Elke Timperman in a time of just below 4 hours. Her nearest opponents were French Manon Moyse at 1m37 and Belgian Hanne Van Loock at 3m44. Top 10 female riders came from Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.

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