Photo : Francois NAVARRO - AFPi
Team Vulco, semi-professional based in Vaulx-en-Velin (Rhône),on Sunday August 26 won the 24 Hours Cycling event contested on the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans. The winning quartet consisted of two French riders (Gregory Cassini, Rudy Lesschaeve), a New Zealander (Sam Lindsay) and a Latvian (Martins Trautmanis) who traveled 970 km to over 40 km/h average. After 86,684 seconds of racing (24h04'44 "), Martins Trautmanis beat Boris Zimin (Ohlmann Team RLM) by a hundredth of a second!
Other performances included: Mario Funes, at 81 years old, did 59 laps or 247 kilometers! Finally, note that 2000 participants from 20 countries took part in the 4th edition of this unmissable event.
Now for motorised two-wheelers: on the 8th and 9th of September with the '24 Hours Moto'.
1. Team Vulco 24h04'44"
2. Team RLM Olhmann
3. Mondovélo Team Plouhinec à 1 tour
4. Team Vulco Espoirs à 1 tour
5. Les Raisins à 4 tours
Photo : CIRCUIT BUGATTI (LE MANS, SARTHE), 24 HEURES VELO, 25 SEPT 2012. Le Mans traditional start for the bike race.