Tony Gallopin : « Ideal race to kick off my season »
“Since I’ll be racing the Giro d’Italia, I have modified my approach to the season. The Tour de la Provence will be my first race and is a perfect place to start the season again. Four days of racing over hilly courses and looking for good weather as well as a time trial in the mix will help me regain the feeling of competition. Of course, after a long break, we always ask ourselves how is the form, but I am not worried. Last year I came with six days of racing in the legs and still placed second overall. And this past winter I had no problems. Before heading to the Giro, I will go to UCI WorldTour races like the UAE Tour (Feb 24-Mar 3), Paris-Nice (Mar 10-17), and the Tour of Catalonia (Mar 25-31) before taking part in the Tour of Flanders (Apr 7).”
The AG2R LA MONDIALE team has won at the Tour de la Provence three times. In 2017, Alexandre Geniez won the second stage (Miramas – La Ciotat). And then in 2018, he won the prologue at Castellet before taking the overall classification.
Brought on board this past winter, Dorian Godon will participate in his first race wearing the AG2R LA MONDIALE jersey. A professional since 2017, last year he won the prologue of the Boucles de la Mayenne.