Paris–Camembert UCI 1.1
Distance: 200km Speed: km/h
Paris–Camembert is a semi classic held annually in April. Since 2005, the race is organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. The 200 kilometres (120 mi) race starts in Magnanville, near Paris, and finishes in Vimoutiers overtaking difficulties such as côte de Canapville, côte du Moulin Neuf and Mur des Champeaux just 10 km (6.2 mi) from the finish line. Historically, the race attracted a mostly French field of riders, but the field has become increasingly more diverse. By the 1970s famous riders were regularly participating and sometimes winning the race: riders such as Bernard Hinault and Joop Zoetemelk added celebrity and allure to the race. Teams based in France most heavily contest the race, but the race today also draws UCI ProTour teams. Some riders also use the race in preparation for the Ardennes classics.