French champion Jeannie Longo, won France’s Trophée des Grimpeurs (the Climbers’ Trophy) in Argenteuil for the fifth time in her career on Sunday.
The 50-year-old from Grenoble finished alone, 53 seconds ahead of teammate Edwige Pitel.
Longo won the event 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2008, a record made all the more impressive given that the Trophée des Grimpeurs, part of the Coupe de France, didn’t include a womens event until 2000.
The seemingly unstoppable Longo, who finished second in Friday’s Souvenir Magali-Pache, an individual time trial in Switzerland, is expected to defend her French national road and time trial titles in Saint-Brieuc in late June.
Longo, who has more than 1100 wins to her credit, will turn 51 in October.
Top-5, Trophée des Grimpeurs
1. Jeannie Longo (ASPSA), 60km in 1:37:42
2. Edwige Pitel (ASPSA), at 0:53
3. Karine Gautard (Futuroscope), at 1:05
4. Aude Biannic (Bretagne), at 2:08
5. Pascale Jeuland (Futuroscope), at 2:08