SILVAN DILLIER : « Beaucoup d'envie »
"Since this winter, there are three of us at home. It's a new life having a baby around, and everything is going very well. In January, I was not at the training camp with the team. I was able to train at home and enjoy my family. I'm starting the season a little bit later than last year, but I really want to start now, and I'm ready to fight hard on the bike. I’ve never raced the Clasica Almeria but I know that the race can be quite nervous, even with tough echelons. As far as the Vuelta Andalucia, it's a great race, and ideal for preparing for the classics. We are going to field a strong team, and there will be many opportunities to do great things.”SILVAN DILLIER
Silvan Dillier is the 27th rider from the AG2R LA MONDIALE team to start his season. Alexis Vuillermoz, who resumed his training on January 1 after fracturing his kneecap, has not yet returned to racing.
The first stage of the Tour de la Provence ended in a sprint. Julien Duval took 19th place. All our riders finished safely in the first peloton.