Dussol to score the double in 66 Degrés Sud

66 Degrés Sud proved to be a great new event on scenic courses this past weekend in Perpignan (France) with almost 1000 riders registering for the time trial, granfondo, mediofondo or cyclosportive.

In the 10km mountain time trial starting from the lovely town of Estagel towards the Forca Real peak with 400m of elevation, French Loick Dussol (M19-34) scored the fastest overall time in an average speed of 28.5km/h, 1 minute and 3 seconds faster than Antony Cheytion (M45-49) while Timothée Wintz (M19-34) got overall third.

First female was Severine Jouan (F19-34) in an average speed of 24.5 km/h, 1 minute and 34 seconds ahead of Aline Marguet and 2 minutes 22 seconds faster than Céline Schuller (F40-44).

On Sunday, all younger age groups had a tough 165km granfondo boasting 2150m of elevation with Loick Dussol renewing his win from Saturday after a long break with Hugo Drechou (M19-34). Antoine Lamy (M19-34) got overall third by winning the sprint before Sebastien Pillon 2,5 minutes later. Aline Marguet (F19-34) took the win in the overall female categories before Céline Schuller (F40-44) and Florence Le Gallic (F40-44).

In the 125km mediofondo counting as official qualifier distance for all men over 60 and women over 50, reigning world champions Andrew Pendery (M60-64) and Jeannie Longo (F60-64) were the winners in the respective age groups who rode for qualification.

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