GP de Plouay-Lorient Agglomeration Trophee WNT 2020

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GP de Plouay

GP de Plouay-Lorient Agglomeration Trophee WNT will keep its August place on the revised Women's WorldTour calendar. It will bring an international peloton together as one of the 16 top-tier events on 2020.

The UCI announced the revised-late season calendar in May and the Women's WorldTour has retained 16 of the original 22 events. It will include five stage races and 11 one-day races.

Briefly cancelled last year, for just four days, organisers later confirmed that one-day race would continue after securing television coverage from France Télévisions.

The women's roughly 125km race starts with a longer circuit of 16.7km, the short climb of the Côte de Moulin after 1.5km being a first springboard for attacks. A rolling section is followed by the descent to the Scorff river valley and a few flat kilometres before the double climb: the Côte du Minojenn du Calvaire on a narrow side road leads directly into the Côte de Ty Marrec. The ascent is about 1.5km long with maximum gradients above 10 per cent, and and crests only 3.6km from the finish line. 

Six laps of this long circuit are followed by two laps of a shorter finishing circuit that replaces the rolling and flat sections with a more direct route, adding the short climb of the Côte du Bois de Kerlucas to the three other climbs.

Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) won the 2019 edition of the GP de Plouay ahead of Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) and teammate Amy Pieters.