Paris-Tours : Cosnefroy 3e, Naesen 4e - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Paris-Tours : Cosnefroy 3e, Naesen 4e

Benoit Cosnefroy

Benoit Cosnefroy : “I’m happy”

“I’m happy because it’s always a good thing to be on the podium at a race like Paris-Tours. I’m a little disappointed for the team because we had ambitions for Oliver Naesen, who got stuck behind. In the end, I was pretty much spent, and I really could not have done better. The first two were stronger than me, and I could not do anything more. I really have no regrets.”BENOIT COSNEFROY

THE NEWS

Oliver Naesen 4th

Oliver Naesen took fourth place at Paris-Tours.”There is nothing to say. The best were ahead of me, and I am very happy for Benoit Cosnefroy who made it on the podium. I was hoping to come back to compete in the sprint but I was empty. I found the gravel paths a little over-done. There were a lot of sharp pebbles cutting the tires, which made the race very random. Let’s say it was an experience. My season is over now and I finish with a positive feeling. I have often been in the front. I am disappointed with my spring classics campaign even though I mostly had bad luck. I hope to do better next year.”

THE NUMBER

14

Matteo Montaguti took 14th place at the Grand Prix Bruno Beghelli. Pierre Latour finished in 21st place in his second day of racing since the Clasica San Sebastian.