Cyril Dessel : "Being able to adapt to situations"
"We are lining up with a good team. Oliver Naesen, who is a former winner of this race, is in good shape right now, and then we also have two fast sprinters with Samuel Dumoulin and Clément Venturini. And don’t forget we also have a guy like Silvan Dillier to mix it up. Ultimately, we have different cards to play, depending on the various scenarios. We know that at a race like this, we must be able to adapt. I hope there will be a lot of action throughout the race because too often the UCI WorldTour races are padlocked by big teams that have great leaders or great sprinters, which means they are just waiting for the final.”
On the eve of the Grand Prix Ouest France and the Vuelta a Espana, the AG2R LA MONDIALE team is ranked 11th in the team standings, as is Romain Bardet in the individual classification.
Bagdonas 9th at Poitou-Charentes
Gediminas Bagdonas finished in 9th place in the Tour du Poitou-Charentes time trial. Ahead of the last stage he is sitting 6th overall at 1'30 ''.