QUENTIN JAUREGUI : « A beautiful race »
“I am happy to return to the UAE Tour. I took fourth place in a stage last year, which is my best result at the UCI WorldTour level.
We will have a similar finish this year on the second day. But I was ill after the Etoile de Bessèges and I don’t know if I have had enough time to recover to perform at the same level. But before I left, I was able to train well, so I hope everything will be fine for the race. And then after the UAE Tour, I’m going to head to the Strade Bianche.”QUENTIN JAUREGUI
Benoît Cosnefroy took 7th place in the first stage of the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var: "I had crazy good legs and a super strong team. We took our responsibilities throughout the stage. I wanted to try everything to win." The Norman who has already won twice this season has six top ten placings in seven days of competition. And Romain Bardet finished 10th for his first race in Europe this season.
Thomas Damuseau joins the AG2R LA MONDIALE Pro cycling Team
Thomas Damuseau, 30, joined the AG2R LA MONDIALE team on January 1. Having been a professional cyclist from 2011 to 2015, Damuseau will now be our operational manager. He will notably be in charge of technical relations with partners, the organization of the mechanics, and overseeing our service course.