Alexandre Geniez : “Not over-thinking things”
“By winning a stage on the Vuelta, I achieved the goal I had set for myself. We experienced three great weeks where the team really melded together. And for myself, I am quite pleased with my season where I have taken four wins, which has never happened to me before, and then also 11th place at the Giro. I am still motivated for the last races of the season. The course for the World Championships in Innsbruck is reputed to be very difficult, but we are going there without any pressure and with the ambition to work well together. Gediminas Bagdonas, Silvan Dillier and Alexis Gougeard have already proved that they can be very strong in individual time trials, so we will start without worrying about too much. This chrono will be a fantastic way to launch the Austrian week. And for the first time in my career, I will be competing the world road race championships. I am very proud of the trust they have in me.”
As a reminder, Alexandre Geniez will join Tony Gallopin and Romain Bardet for France. Nico Denz (Germany) and Ben Gastauer (Luxembourg) will also be at the start line for the road race. Aurélien Paret-Peintre will line up in the U23 race.ALEXANDRE GENIEZ
Two riders entered for the team time trial at Innsbruck finished on the podium of their individual time trial National Championship this year. Gediminas Bagdonas won in Lithuania while Silvan Dillier took second place in Switzerland.
Alexis Vuillermoz 5th at the Sabatini Coppa
“I had two very satisfying races, despite arriving late arrival in Italy. I came only the day before the race due to transportation problems. I am very happy to have been able to be an actor this Thursday in the hills and to have been able to help the team by attacking. Then to be able to come to into the finish in a position to fight for the final victory today was great, especially after a big block of work that the team and in particular of Mathias did. This placing validates the hard work done since my return to racing, and motivates me even more for the end of the season.”