Lucien Lesna during the Paris-Brest-Paris 1901 edition
Lucien Lesna during the Paris-Brest-Paris 1901 edition. Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) was a long-distance cycling event. It was originally a 1200-kilometer bicycle race from Paris to Brest and back to Paris. The start of the ride is scheduled from the national velodrome situated in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. The last time it was run as a race was 1951.