The French National cyclo-cross Championship will take place on January 14th in Quelneuc.
Clément Venturini, the defending champion, has joined the Team AG2R LA MONDIALE 2018 and, for sure he hopes to obtain a great result with his new colours:
“For the first time since I turned professional, I have reduced my cyclocross racing with the goal of being more on target for the first races on the road.
After a few regional cross events, I was able to gauge my fitness by winning the final of the Coupe de France at Flamanville in late December after what was a great battle. That race was an important bellwether for knowing what I had to do ahead of nationals in Quelneuc.
This is the first time that I am preparing to defend a national title in the Elites. It’s an event that I am really looking forward to.
I know Quelneuc (having won the Coupe de France race there in 2015), and I am confident. It nevertheless is a one day race where anything can happen, and I will not be underestimating anyone.
I definitely want to keep the jersey.
I am really happy with the first few weeks with AG2R LA MONDIALE, and my integrating into the team has gone perfectly.
Winning a new national champion’s jersey would be a great way to thank the team for their confidence!”
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