Etoile de Bessèges (stage 1) Benoît Cosnefroy 2nd - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Etoile de Bessèges (stage 1) Benoît Cosnefroy 2nd

BENOIT COSNEFROY : "Thanks to the entire team"

"I had Clément Venturini with me in the final, and we had to make some decisions. We couldn't follow Alexys when he went. But I thought I would try to make the difference in the final climb and catch back up to him, but that was not possible. I really thank my team after such a day. Echelons like that are not my favorite exercise, and without my team, I could not have finished in second place today. They saved me quite a few times. It’s definitely this kind of day that we especially see the importance of a strong team. The hardest part of the race is yet to come, and it’s always better to be ahead of the game after a crazy stage like this one today.”BENOIT COSNEFROY

THE NUMBER

10

For his first race wearing the AG2R LA MONDIALE jersey, Lawrence Naesen took 10th place in the first stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.

THE NEWS

Cosnefroy on fire

Having won the Grand Prix de la Marseillaise on Sunday, Benoît Cosnefroy has earned a victory and a second place in his first two days of racing this season.