Samuel Dumoulin : "Finish off the season with no regrets"
"The Tour de Vendée is the last leg of the Coupe de France. I'm second overall, and mathematically, I can still win, but I my destiny is not in my two hands. I am very much attached to this Trophy that I have already won three times (2012-2013-2016), and I certainly want to finish off the season with no regrets. But we all know that the Vendée roads can be tricky, and encourage a very active race. It will be up to us to be aggressive and go for the win of this last round.”SAMUEL DUMOULIN
Samuel Dumoulin is second overall in the Coupe de France with 121 points. The AG2R LA MONDIALE team is in the same position with 114 points.
Vuillermoz out of racing in Italy
Alexis Vuillermoz, who is suffering from a mild illness, will not be able to race at the Giro Dell'Emilia (October 6) or GP Beghelli. He will be replaced by Nans Peters (Giro Dell'Emilia) and Romain Bardet (GP Beghelli). He will be expected still to race Gree-Tour of Guangxi (October 16-21).