Simon Betz wins Granfondo Vosges while Daniel Miquel and Ingrid Peru share mediofondo victory

The Granfondo Vosges, unique French qualifier in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series with a challenging course in the French mountain region had more than 1000 starters this weekend who had the choice between a long 175 Granfondo as qualifier for all younger men while all women and men over 60 had a shorter 122km mediofondo to qualify for the World Championships. The short Rando wasn't a qualifier distance.

German Simon Betz took the overall win on top of the ski-station of La Bresse-Hohneck at al altitude of 900m where he beated four other riders who were in the break. The average speed of the winner was 35.2 km/h over the 3530 meters of elevation. Belgian Frederic Glorieux and French Simon Combes were second and third just a few seconds behind Betz.

The shorter mediofondo had Alexandre Martin as overall winner, but he was too young to qualify. Daniel Miquet was the fastest in the M60-64 category beating former pro and UCI Gran Fondo World Champion Patrick Cocquyt while Felix Widmer took overall third.

First female was Ingrid Peru (F35-39) before Avril Laheurte (F19-34) and Laeticia Mouchet (F45-49), a complete French podium and all also winning their respective age groups.

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