Etoile de Bessèges : 3rd place for Rudy Barbier - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Etoile de Bessèges : 3rd place for Rudy Barbier

Yesterday, Rudy Barbier finished 3rd on the penultimate stafe of the Etoile de Bessèges. A result « good for the moral » :

“The stage was nervous all day. The first goal was to keep Tony (Gallopin) and Alexis (Gougeard) in touch with the best riders.
From the moment we had fulfilled that mission, I was able to concentrate on my sprint. Since the beginning of the Bessèges race, luck did not want to smile for me. So today, I’m happy with this third place, my first podium of the season. In addition to that, I was able to stay ahead of my brother Pierre who finished fourth ! If he had beaten me, I think he would have razzed me all week. More seriously, I’m happy to see him succeed at this level. Now, it’s time for the final time trial where our two leaders can expect a good performance. For me, I will be continuing on to the Tour de Provence (8-11 February) next week. “

 

Today, Individual TT that will decide of the final overall classification.

 

Photo credit : Vincent Curutchet