Pierre Latour : "Happy to be back"
"I crashed on August 4th at Clasica San Sebastian. An undisplaced fracture of the eighth dorsal vertebra forced me to have complete rest for a few weeks. I am happy to be back in time to race before the end of the season, and equally happy to be back in the team atmosphere. I like the Italian classics of this time of year. I raced them in 2013 when I was a stagiaire during the last part of the season. But this time, since I haven’t raced for two months, I really don’t know how I will compare to the other riders. On Sunday, I did an 8 hour training ride in the Drôme, so I hope to be ready. It will give me a lot of pleasure just to be able to help out my teammates.”PIERRE LATOUR