Nans Peters : "I like this race"
"The conditions were not great, it rained a lot, but it was not nearly as bad as the World Championships! I like this race, it is my second consecutive podium (3rd last year).I am still motivated at this time of the year, and that sometimes makes the difference compared to the others. I was not missing much in order to take the victory. It was a photo finish.
At this race, it is important to manage yourself well on the climb so as not to burn your legs for the sprint, which is what I managed to do. But unfortunately, I found myself blocked in. Now heading to Paris-Tours to finish off the season."Oliver Naesen
After 76 days of competition in 2019, Oliver Naesen has 19 Top Tens, or 25% of the races in which he participated.
Stéphane Goubert : "A race to be aggressive"
"This race usually finishes with a sprint, but last year Valentin Madouas showed that there was room for going on the offensive.
And if the group does arrive together, we'll have Clément Venturini in the mix. He already proved at the Tour de Vendée that he is fit for the end of the season, and the same can be said for Julien Duval who finished 5th in the Eurométropole. We can also count on riders like Silvan Dillier and Quentin Jaurégui who love races that are aggressive and unpredictable."Stéphane Goubert
Gran Piemonte : Mathias Frank replaces Axel Domont
Originally scheduled to race the Gran Piemonte (Thursday, October 10), Axel Domont will be replaced by
Mathias Frank at the start of the Italian classic: "Axel is not at his best, and we prefer to let him rest for this event," said Julien Jurdie, directeur sportif. The Gran Piemonte will also be the last race for Hubert Dupont as a professional. He turned pro in 2005. Our team for Grand Piemonte: Jaakko Hanninen (Fin), Clément Chevrier (Fra), François Bidard (Fra), Nans Peters (Fra), Mathias Frank (Sui), Hubert Dupont (Fra), Clément Champoussin (Fra).