Alexis Gougeard : "I don’t want to stop there"
"As you might expect, the final circuit was very complicated! Despite that, I had a team of warriors with me, and the guys really managed the situation perfectly all day; everyone stayed together extremely well.
This is my second overall victory in a stage race (after winning the Tour de l’Eurométropole in 2015), but that's not what I will remember most. After a complicated year in 2018, I am again just enjoying being on the bike now. I am happy with this victory at the Circuit de la Sarthe, but I do not want to stop there! This Sunday, I'm going to be at the start of Paris-Roubaix. I love that race, I have great memories from there, and I'm going work as hard as possible for the team."ALEXIS GOUGEARD
With his overall win at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Alexis Gougeard chalks up the third victory for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team this season. Gougeard also just won in the third stage at la Sarthe. And then earlier in the season, Alexis Vuillermoz won the Royal Bernard Drôme Classic.
43,3 km of pavé
Sixty kilometers and seven sectors paved between Cysoing and Hem were on the program for the day of the ALM team racing at Paris-Roubaix. Over the past two days, our riders have pre-ridden 23 sectors, and 43.3 kilometers of cobbles.