Tony Gallopin :"I like this race"
After I had to abandon the Tour de France (July 19), I rested a bit at home before quickly returning to training.
I am happy to get back to racing at the Clasica San Sebastian, a race that I like and that has proved successful for me in the past. The circuit is difficult but I think the puncheurs can compete with the climbers. That has been evident in the results the last two years certainly. Usually, I have been able to get out of the Tour in good shape, which allowed me to perform well a week later. Admittedly, I do not know what my feelings will be this time. But I remain confident and I want to have fun.”
Winner in 2013, Tony Gallopin has had four top five finished at the Clasica San Sebastian. He also finished 5th in 2014 and 2nd in the last two editions.
Four riders return to racing
Four riders from our team will return to competition at the Clasica San Sebastian. They are Mattéo Montaguti, who has not pinned on a bib number since June 30, Alexandre Geniez, François Bidard and Hubert Dupont, all of whom have not raced since July 1.