ROMAIN BARDET : “Working towards the success of the team”
“The decision by the general management of the AG2R LA MONDIALE Pro Cycling Team not to participate in the Italian races is the most responsible in view of the events of the past few weeks because we must all be very vigilant and concerned by the international health situation. I would have liked to have participated in these two Italian races, both of which I very much enjoy, but I will compete at Paris-Nice with equal pleasure, and for the in sixth time in my career. We will definitely have an ambitious team there. Having taken fifth place overall in 2019 helped to reconcile me with this race where I had not always found a lot of success. I certainly do not have the same level of form, nor the same preparation as I had last year largely due to the last two hectic weeks with the birth of my son, but my most recent performances are encouraging for the rest of the season. I will certainly go with the deep intention of working for the overall success of the team, which is going with a lot of riders who can shine.” ROMAIN BARDET
Five riders of the team who will line up for Paris-Nice come from the Chambéry Cyclisme Formation. They are Romain Bardet, Benoit Cosnefroy, Pierre Latour, Aurélien Paret-Peintre and Nans Peters.