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Rudy Barbier : "A big relief"

Paris-Bourges : Victory for Rudy Barbier 

“I really did not want to finish the season without winning a race. This victory is a real relief. The team was relaxed the entire day, and in the final, I was really escorted to the line in an easy chair. Benoît (Cosnefroy), Oliver (Naesen) and Julien (Duval) all did a crazy job of work, and I was in a perfect position with 250 meters to go. All I had to do was finish the job. We had a great team on paper starting the race, and so all we had to do was make it happen. We enjoy racing together, and today was a victory for my friends. I will finish my season on Sunday at the Paris-Tours, without any pressure, and everyone is telling me I have everything to gain.”    


Thursday, Rudy Barbier took his first victory in the AG2R LA MONDIALE jersey. This is our team's 17th win of the year.  

The other victories are:  

1st stage Tour du Haut Var :
Samuel Dumoulin  

4th stage Tour of the Alps :
Mattéo Montaguti  

Grand Prix de Plumelec / 2nd stage and overall classification Tour du Limousin :
Alexis Vuillermoz  

6th stage Tour of Switzerland :
Domenico Pozzovivo  

French Championship ITT:
Pierre Latour  

Belgian Championship :
Oliver Naesen  

12th stage Tour de France :
Romain Bardet  

Polynormande :
Alexis Gougeard  

3rd stage Tour of Limousin:
Cyril Gautier  

Grand Prix d'Isbergues / World Championship U23 :
Benoît Cosnefroy  

2nd stage Tour de Provence / 4th stage Tour of Ain / Tre Valli Varesine :
Alexandre Geniez  

In his third day of competition since the Tour de France (July 23), Pierre Latour finished in 9th place at Milan-Turin. 


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