“There have been a lot of changes for me this winter: new team, new teammates, new equipment and new coach! The integration has gone well, especially during the training camps in December and January! I had surgery last November left hip after my season finished, but it did not bother me very long. I was able to resume my training as planned. And I was very happy to receive a Factor Bikes O2 to match the colors of my Swiss Champions jersey! After twelve days in Gran Canaria where I was able to go out on long training rides, I’m ready to get back into competition! Of course, when you see other riders starting the season off well, it motivates you even more, and makes you want to start strong also. After the race in Italy, I will head to the Ruta Del Sol (February 14-18).”Silvan Dillier
The AG2R LA MONDIALE team has placed riders in the top ten of Trofeo Laigueglia in each of the past four years with :
- Matteo Montaguti (7th in 2014, 4th in 2015, and 9th in 2016)
- Pierre Latour (10th in 2016)
- Cyril Gautier (5th in 2017).