Damien Touzé: « Animate the race »
« The second part of the season begins now after a very intense period of classics. I took off a few days after Paris-Roubaix but my feelings are still good.
We are going to the 4 days from Dunkirk with a strong group around Marc Sarreau and Oliver Naesen. It’s a very animated race where no one team can lock everything down. There will be sprint finishes but also more selective stages and in particular the one to Mont Cassel where the general classification will be decided. It’s important to be active in the race.
We are entering a period that I like with great Coupe de France rounds such as the Tro Bro Léon (May 15) as well as the French Championship, which is an important race on the calendar. And I have done quite well there recently (third in 2019 and in 2021). »Damien
Oliver Naesen took third place in the 4 days of Dunkirk in 2017. Clément Venturini won the race while riding for Cofidis.
A training camp in Sierra Nevada for eight riders
Eight riders from the AG2R CITROËN TEAM will take part in a training camp at altitude in Sierra Nevada:
Geoffrey Bouchard (May 12-29), Benoît Cosnefroy (May 9-23), Bob Jungels (May 12-29), Ben O’Connor (May 12-29), Aurélien Paret-Peintre (May 9-29); and whether Clément Champoussin, Dorian Godon and Larry Warbasse can attend will be decided according to their rate of recovery.
— Romain Perez Canales to ag2rcitroenteam.com