Clement Venturini : “Finally going well”
“I was able to resume training soon after my crash at the Brussels Cycling Classic, although it was difficult at first. There are still some great races left to do, and I want to be good before the end of the season. Generally, Isbergues ends with a massive sprint, but as we saw last year with Benoît Cosnefroy’s victory, the script is never written in stone. With Oliver Naesen, who proved his level of fitness by winning in Plouay and Benoit, who will be there to defend his victory, we can have big ambitions.”CLEMENT VENTURINI
By winning the Grand Prix d’Isbergues last season, Benoît Cosnefroy took just 50 days to establish himself among the professionals. He had officially joined the team only on July 30, 2017.
Mathias Frank, the 7th man
Switzerland’s Mathias Frank will be the 7th rider from the AG2R LA MONDIALE team to participate in the World Championships in Innsbruck. Romain Bardet, Tony Gallopin, Alexandre Geniez and Aurelien Paret-Peintre (in the U23) will represent France, while Nico Denz (Germany) and Ben Gastauer (Luxembourg) will also be at the start.