He is one of the great hopes of French cycling, he is Breton, and he keeps improving.

Eddy Le Huitouze, 18, won the bronze medal at the European Time Trial Championships in the junior category on Wednesday in Trento, Italy.

The Morbihannais from EC Pluvigner completes the podium behind the two Belgians Alec Segaert and Cian Uijtdebroeks. He is 40 seconds behind the winner on a 22 km course.

# EuroRoad21 | Congratulations to Eddy Le Huitouze who allows the French 🇨🇵 Team to win a first medal at these European Road Championships! https://t.co/oJFOuPx00X

Last year, Eddy Le Huitouze was ranked 8th in the same European Championships. This bronze medal is above all a great reward after a summer marked by injuries.

In May, the Morbihannais suffered a head trauma after being hit by a car at the finish of a Coupe de France round in Mayenne. In July, he broke his collarbone in a fall at the Omnium Championships in Brittany.

Eddy Le Huitouze will turn professional next year. He will join the ranks of the Continental Groupama-FDJ, reserve of Marc Madiot’s team.

In this junior time trial of the European Championships, Pierre Thierry, from OC Locminé, was for his part ranked 23rd.

Ref: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr