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Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire Benoît Cosnefroy 2nd overall

Benoît Cosnefroy: “I increased the pressure day after day”

« The weather made this last day more difficult than it looked on paper. The guys did a great job throughout the stage to protect me. With the rain, the finish was tense and the crash a few kilometers from the finish disrupted everything.
I’m happy with my feelings after four days of racing. The first stage is the one where I got the best result but it is not the one where I felt the best. I have been able to build up the pressure day after day this week, which bodes well for the Ardennes classics which are coming soon. »Benoit

 

The number

13

Félix Gall took 13th place in the 5th stage of Itzulia Basque Country.
He occupies the 17th place on the general classification.

 

The news

On to the Amstel Gold Race for Benoît Cosnefroy

Benoît Cosnefroy is heading to the Netherlands today to compete in the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday.
“The Ardennes classics are a very important goal in my season. It will be essential to perform well there. I feel ready,” Benoît Cosnefroy said.

— Romain Perez Canales to ag2rcitroenteam.com

Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire, stage 1 Benoît Cosnefroy 2nd

Benoît Cosnefroy: “Feeling good physically”

“I wanted to get into the main break but I couldn’t. This first stage had some difficult points in the middle of the course. We took advantage of it with Clément Venturini’s attack. A big group rejoined us with some of the favorites. There was then a standoff within the peloton and we held on till the finish. I am feeling good physically, I tried to attack with a kilometer to go, which allowed me to be well positioned for the final sprint and to secure this second place. This is a good result to kick off the period of racing that I am facing.”Benoit

 

The number

2

Benoît Cosnefroy posted his second podium of the 2022 season with this second place. He took third place in the Drôme Classic at the end of February.

 

The news

19th place for Aurélien Paret-Peintre in stage 2 of Itzulia Basque Country

Aurélien Paret-Peintre took 19th place in the same time as the winner of the day. He is 21st overall, thirty seconds behind the race leader.

— Léo Bochet to ag2rcitroenteam.com