Clement Venturini: "I lacked confidence"
"François Bidard did a huge job for me in the end. He knew how to wrestle with the strongest in the final to get me in the best position at the base of the final incline. Then there was a wave that caused the crash right next to me at the worst possible time. The slightest extra effort costs you immediately. It all cut me off in the middle of my effort, which was far from ideal. Then there was a gap and I hesitated before going. It is very frustrating. I have proved that I can be present on this type of finish. Now what remains is to develop the collective confidence. All else will follow.”CLEMENT VENTURINI
In fourteen stages, the AG2R LA MONDIALE team has earned seven top ten places at the finish of stages on the Vuelta a España with four different riders. They include Dorian Godon (3rd on the 6th stage) and Pierre Latour (3rd and 6th on the 10th and 13th stages, respectively), François Bidard (5th on the 11th stage), and then Clément Venturini, who already took 9th and 10th on the 4th and 3rd stages, added to the tally today by finishing 5th in Oviedo at the end of the 14th stage.
Leader of the Coupe de France
Before the twelfth round of the Coupe de France at the Grand Prix de Fourmiers, the AG2R LA MONDIALE team leads the series with 94 points. We are 9 points ahead of Arkea Samsic. In the individual classification, Benoît Cosnefroy is in second place just eleven points behind Marc Sarreau.