Geoffrey Bouchard : « Finish off the season well »
«I haven’t raced since the end of the Vuelta on September 5th (14th overall). That was the first time that I raced for the general classification at a grand tour. It was a good experience but I admit I came out quite tired. After a bit of a difficult time recovering, the feelings are back and I’m happy to participate in the Giro dell’Emilia. I haven’t been back to Italy since the end of the Giro d’Italia (where he won the best climber jersey) and I can’t wait to experience the end-of-season classics. These Italian races have provided good motivation for the last training sessions. I know the Italian classics are always tough, but we have a great team at the start and we can do great things. »Geoffrey
Geoffrey Bouchard has completed 74 days of racing this season. Within the AG2R CITROËN TEAM, only Oliver Naesen has more than him with 75 days.
Going with five neophytes
Geoffrey Bouchard, Clément Berthet, Aurelien-Paret-Peintre, Clément Champoussin and Benoît Cosnefroy will participate in the Giro dell’Emilia for the first time.
— Kevin Bottin to www.ag2rcitroenteam.com