Stan Dewulf : « The best possible result today »
« It was a very active and aggressive race. An early break went quickly which included three riders from the AG2R CITROËN TEAM with Clément Venturini, Paul Lapeira, and Valentin Paret-Peintre. After a big battle, I was then able to get into the decisive breakaway with a group of nine riders to fight for victory. We fought with the peloton on this difficult course. Third place today is objectively the best result I could have hoped for with my form at the moment. I had better legs than yesterday, but didn’t feel amazing either. It is certain that my victory last year in this race gave me the confidence to clinch the podium today. »Stan
This is the second podium in two years for Stan Dewulf at the Boucles de l’Aulne-Châteaulin. He won this event last year.
Giro d’Italia (15th stage): Mikael Chérel 41st
Mikaël Chérel dans l’échappée du jour.
« Mikael Chérel in the breakaway of the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia.
« The day’s stage was conducive to a successful breakaway. I managed to get into the right breakaway, and we had two riders from the AG2R CITROËN TEAM along with Nicolas Prodhomme. Eventually the strongest riders went to the end, but I quickly saw that I lacked the necessary energy. The first two weeks of this Giro d’Italia have been difficult, and I didn’t have very good legs today. I raced with what I had. I have no regrets today, and we will try again in the third week. » says Mikael Chérel.
— Romain Perez Canales to ag2rcitroenteam.com