Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 2016 Preview


The race formerly known as the GP Ouest France, formerly known as the Grand Prix de Plouay, gets underway Sunday in Brittany. Sprinters and escape artists alike will be optimistic about their chances in the always-unpredictable event, one of the last few opportunities to take a WorldTour one-day win this Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 2016


Episode 53: Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 2016 Pre-race Show Known by most as simply “Plouay,” the freshly renamed Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France should still provide plenty of excitement. The Recon Ride previews the decidedly underrated French event. Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano take a closer look at the route and the favorites for the Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France. The one-day Read More →

GP Ouest-France 2015 Preview


The WorldTour heads to the Brittany region this weekend for the GP Ouest France. The hilly circuit race is often known by its former name, the GP Plouay, or simply as “Plouay,” the small Breton town where the race starts and finishes (the most recent Recon Ride episode covers this topic, among many others, in Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: GP Ouest-France 2015 Pre-race Show


Episode 24: GP Ouest-France 2015 Pre-race Show The Recon Ride takes on the GP Ouest-France, the always-exciting circuit race that starts and finishes in the small Breton town of Plouay, with some help from Giacomo Nizzolo. One of the more underrated events on the WorldTour calendar, Plouay’s GP Ouest-France usually Read More →

GP Ouest-France 2014 Preview


Also commonly known by its older name, the Grand Prix de Plouay (Plouay being the Breton town in which it starts and finishes), the GP Ouest-France is a long and hilly circuit race. 229.1 kilometers from start to finish, the 2014 edition involves eight laps around a 26.9 kilometer circuit, followed by Read More →

Ben Swift Optimistic about Form, Targeting GP Ouest-France, Tour of Britain, and World Championships

Ben Swift

After ending his 2013 campaign early to undergo surgery to fix a painful shoulder injury, Team Sky’s Ben Swift is back to his best in 2014. Following a strong spring and early summer, he took a break from racing, and then returned to competition at the beginning of this month with a Read More →