This bonus episode for Friends of the Podcast is about a charming one-day race in Brittany that gets overshadowed by the big spring Classics and could be considered a under-appreciated gem on the calendar.

Tro Bro Léon takes the riders across country, using farm tracks and gravel paths as well as hugging the rugged Celtic coastline.

Last year, Lionel Birnie headed to Brittany to find out more about a race that started as an amateur event in 1984 before accepting professionals in 2000. There he meets the organiser, Jean Paul Mellouet, who is responsible for the stunning artwork that graces each year’s race poster, Dan Craven, who has a fascination with the race, and asks why the best Breton rider wins a pig.

This episode is available exclusively to Friends of the Podcast 2017.

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