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Trophée des Grimpeurs Women 2003


Photos © by Pete Geyer, all rights reserved.


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On the first of seven laps, the front group of women racers descends toward Argenteuil from the Côte de l'Ermitage.


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It was not a day to get caught in the back as a group of riders that included all 3 podium spots got away early and stayed


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Look at the road, not the camera!


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This group (Le Floch, Marcuz-Mreau, and Vandekerckhove) got away early and grabbed all 3 podium spots.


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The great Jeannie Longo (far right) seen at the front of the chasing peloton.


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Riders were happy each time to reach the top of the climb...and the feed zone.


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Before they knew it, there was that Côte de l'Ermitage again, licking its chops.


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Four minus one equals three.


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Climbing, always more climbing...


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The leaders led...


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...and the chasers chased.


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French national champion Le Floch, recently back from training in the U.S., finally pulled away for the win.


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With Le Floch ahead taking the win, Marcuz-Mreau and Vandekerckhove attack the climb one last time.


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Marcuz-Mreau, Le Floch, and Vandekerckhove on the podium.


Trophee de Grimpeurs Men
Trophee de Grimpeurs Women

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