Vincent Lavenu: “Make our mark”
“Paris-Roubaix is the last of the cobbled classics. We hope it will be favorable to us because so far we have not lived up to our hopes despite Greg van Avermaet’s third place and Oliver Naesen’s fourth in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
We have the desire, and we have talented riders. We intend to make our mark on the occasion because our classics group has great potential. Like many teams, several of our riders have fallen ill in recent weeks and have struggled to recover, like Oliver Naesen.
Paris-Roubaix remains a race like no other where you need to be successful.
Benoît Cosnefroy’s excellent second place at the Amstel Gold Race showed us the way.”Vincent
Antoine Raugel will participate for the first time in Paris-Roubaix.
Greg Van Avermaet and Michaël Schär are racing Paris-Roubaix for the eleventh time. The Belgian rider has always finished in the Roubaix velodrome.
The news : Reconnoitering the course and a press briefing on Thursday
The riders of the AG2R CITROËN TEAM will recon the cobbled sections from section 26 (Solesmes) to section 11 (Mons-en-Pévèle) on Thursday beginning at 10.45 in Solesmes.
— Romain Perez Canales to ag2rcitroenteam.com