ROMAIN BARDET : “Happy to return to racing”
“We have just completed an excellent altitude training camp in Val d’Isère. Throughout the two weeks, we did a lot of good work and enjoyed the exceptional setting in the high mountains. After such a long break from racing, we are bound to be excited about pinning on our bib numbers for an event like the Route d’Occitanie, which is an event I have not raced since 2013 (4th in the 3rd stage at Bagnères de Luchon). I am well aware that the whole peloton is eager to get back on track and we will have to expect a pretty aggressive race. Now is not the time to focus too much on the result, rather it’ll be good just to pick up the routine with our friends and teammates.”ROMAIN BARDET
Starting on August 1st, three riders from Chambéry Cyclisme Formation will be stagiaires within our professional team. They are:
- Anthony Jullien (22 years old, Givors) : 2nd U23 French championship (2019) ; 2nd du Circuit des quatre cantons (2019. Stagiaire last year
- Antoine Raugel (21 years old, Strasbourg): Winner Circuit des quatre cantons (2020) et Junior French Champion (2017).
- Simon Verger (22 years old, Flers) : 2nd ITT French Championship (2019;) Winner Trophée des Champions and 7th Paris-Roubaix U23 (2019)
Three hundred and sixty-nine days after his last race, which was the 2019 Tour de France, Alexis Vuillermoz is about to return to competition. He suffered a fractured left kneecap during a training ride last August.