Brussels Cycling Classics (Sept. 2nd) / Grand Prix Fourmies (Sept. 3rd)
I was able to start training again at the end of July, after the Tour de France.
For my return to racing, I want to progress enough to be able to perform well by the end of the season. Talking it over with the management, we have agreed that I will race a lot till the end of the season with the Italian races as my main objectives.
I have had to drag my brakes for three months, and now I want to finish 2017 on a good note. Saturday’s race may be difficult for me, but I really want to be in the breakaway on Sunday.
It has been a difficult time. Even more disappointing than not being able to race the Tour, it was a real blow when I was also unable to take the start at the Vuelta.
A second hairline fracture had not initially been detected in my pelvis, so I had to stop training again for a time.
But now I am all healed and am really happy to be able to get back on the road.Mikael Cherel
The number : 11
After the two events this weekend, Mikaël Chérel will race the Tour du Doubs (September 10th). He will be able to accumulate 11 days of racing before participating in the Tour of Lombardy (September 30th).
The news : though to 2020
Like Romain Bardet, Pierre Latour, Oliver Naesen, Axel Domont, Alexis Vuillermoz and Ben Gastauer, Mikaël Chérel has renewed his contract through 2020.
He joined the AG2R LA MONDIALE team in 2011.