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De Brabantse Pijl: Benoît Cosnefroy takes 2nd

Benoît Cosnefroy: “Mixed feelings”

“I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I’m happy to be here again today, but on the other, I’m still missing the win. It’s never easy to maneuver against a team that has numerical superiority, and they played the game very well. Congratulations to them. In the final, Warren Barguil attacked but I wanted to stay behind Tim Wellens. When I launched my sprint, Wellens drifted. I still managed to get past and take second place. This makes my second podium in two races in this Ardennes classics campaign. I’m certainly happy with my form.”Benoît

 

The number

2

Benoît Cosnefroy has finished second in the last three races in which he has taken part: the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire, the Amstel Gold Race and De Brabantse Pijl.

 

The news

The news: Benoît Cosnefroy always in the top-10 at De Brabantse Pijl

In three appearances at De Brabantse Pijl, Benoît Cosnefroy has always finished in the top-10. He placed third in 2020, eighth in 2021 and second in 2022.

— Léo Bochet to ag2rcitroenteam.com

Amstel Gold Race: Benoit Cosnefroy takes 2nd

Benoit Cosnefroy: “The momentum is good”

« It’s a nice podium even if I would have preferred to win. Kwiatkowski was faster than me in the sprint. It happened little by little. We can be collectively proud of this podium.
I felt good and the goal was to be in the front. I felt during the race that I was one of the strongest. In the final, I did a lot of the work.
There are three Ardennes races left and the momentum is good. »Benoit

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3

With his second place in the Amstel Gold Race, Benoit Cosnefroy stands on the podium for the third time in a one-day race on the UCI WorldTour after his second place in the Flèche Wallonne in 2020 and his victory in the Brittany Classic in 2021.

The news

First podium in the Amstel Gold Race since 1998. This is the second time since the founding of the team in 1992 that a rider has climbed the podium of the Amstel Gold Race.
Rolf Jaermann won the race in 1998.

— Romain Perez Canales to ag2rcitroenteam.com

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