La Vuelta a Espana (October 20th - November 8th) - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

La Vuelta a Espana (October 20th – November 8th)

Stéphane Goubert presents us with the squad for the Vuelta a Espana.

STEPHANE GOUBERT: “Hunting stage wins”

“The AG2R La Mondiale team must be opportunistic at this Vuelta a Espana. We have created a united group. Helping each other will be essential to channel a strong collective and to seek victories. At times, it’ll be up to us to try things that may seem crazy to make a proper impact on this race. Risk-taking and a strong state of mind will be two important factors for a successful Grand Tour. Every day we will have to have a battle-ready mindset in order to go chasing stages and to achieve our goals.”STEPHANE GOUBERT

CLEMENT CHAMPOUSSIN

Born 29 May 1998,
22 years old
1st participation

Clément will race his first Grand Tour. This Vuelta will allow him to throw himself into the deep end, with the aim of slipping into the breakaways and playing a leading role on certain stages. We are going to see the extent of his talent and the different facets of this rider. He is certain to achieve great victories in the future.”

AXEL DOMONT

Born 7 August 1990, 30 years old
3rd participation
2nd in a stage of the Vuelta a Espana (2016)
1 victory

Axel is a very good cyclist and a very nice person. He will be keen to end his adventure with AG2R La Mondiale during this Vuelta by going for a big result. I know he is very motivated to be racing with the team and he remains ambitious to meet the final goals of this 2020 season.”

MATHIAS FRANK

Born 9 December 1986, 33 years old
4th participation
Winner of a stage of the Vuelta a Espana (2016)
7 victories

Originally scheduled for the Giro d’Italia, Mathias will compete in the Vuelta to perfect his physical condition which has not been optimal so far. It is important for him to accumulate racing days. He is keen to thrive within the team in order to find good sensations and also to seek a stage victory.”

ALEXANDRE GENIEZ

Born 16 March 1988, 32 years old
7th participation
3 stage victories at the Vuelta a Espana (2018, 2016, 2013)
15 victories

It’s a great satisfaction to see him again at a Grand Tour. He has had great success and great victories in this race (3 times the winner of stages). And in 2018, he earned himself a superb 11th place overall in the Giro d’Italia. When Alexandre has the determination, he’s a formidable rider when going for the win in a breakaway.”

DORIAN GODON

Born 25 May 1996, 24 years old
2nd participation
3rd in a stage of the Vuelta a Espana (2019)
3 victoires

Dorian gave us great joy last year in the Vuelta a Espana with a 3rd place in the 6th stage. Now he has to aim higher to win. It’s up to him to be aggressive like he was this year at Paris-Camembert (victory). Dorian has a very good mindset to complete the objectives with flying colors.”

QUENTIN JAUREGUI

Born 22 April 1994, 26 years old
3rd participation
1 victory

Quentin is a rider who has improved tremendously in recent years. He will once again participate in a Grand Tour, which will strengthen his physical potential and his good form at the moment. With his qualities, he can do great things. Like the rest of the team, his goal will be a stage victory.”

NANS PETERS

Born 12 March 1994, 26 years old
2nd participation
3rd in a stage of the Vuelta a Espana (2018)
Winner of stages at the Tour de France (2020) and the Giro d’Italia (2019)

La Vuelta a Espana will be his 2nd Grand Tour this year after taking a great stage victory in the Tour de France. It’s a great reward for a very motivated rider. Nans is important to the atmosphere of the group. And now he has a great challenge ahead of him: to get a stage win and thus score a stage victory in all three Grand Tours, all in less than a year and a half!”

HARRY TANFIELD

Born 17 November 1994, 25 years old
1st participation
1 victory

A last minute call-up, Harry has raced very little in 2020. He is extremely motivated and that can make the difference at the end of the season. He wants to show the extent of his talent as a rouleur, and it is up to him to seize the opportunities! He will be able to launch himself into the breakaways, fight for the win on each stage. The best is yet to come for this rider.”

THE NUMBER

1

Geoffrey Bouchard won last year's Vuelta a Espana King of the Mountains classification (2019), securing the jersey at the end of stage 16 to wear it all the way to Madrid.