Bastien Tronchon: "I don't realize
"I don't realize. Words are hard to find. It's an incredible day.
I spent the stage at the front with the aim of starting the Picon Blanco climb with as much of a lead as possible. I managed my climb without worrying about the others and I managed to get in front of the favorites in the general classification.
The descent was very technical and I hung on until the finish in the wheel of Pavel Sivakov.
I've been progressing little by little for a few years now and I'm happy to be here for my first race as a professional trainee.
I hope to continue to bring what the team expects from me for the rest of the season."[/su_quote] [su_quote cite=Vincent Lavenu]
Vincent Lavenu: "A very nice surprise
"It's a very nice surprise. I have known Bastien very well since he was a child. He did his first years of cycling at the club of La Motte Servolex Cycling where our racing department is located. He then joined our training program in 2019 through the AG2R CITROËN U19 team and now in the AG2R CITROËN U23 team since 2021.
He is a boy with a lot of talent. In the final, I knew it was possible, Bastien knows how to win races and he has shown it in the amateurs these last two seasons.
After yesterday's difficult day for the team with the crashes of Damien Touzé and Marc Sarreau and the injury of Clément Berthet, it is a great pleasure to see him raise his arms today.
The best way to win races is to break away, this win is a great example to follow."[/su_quote]
Bastien Tronchon's victory is the seventh for the AG2R CITROËN team this season.
It is the 499th victory for the team since its creation in 1992.
The Vuelta a Burgos is Bastien Tronchon's first professional race as a trainee.
The 20-year-old rider was a member of the AG2R CITROËN U19 team from 2019 to 2020 and is a member of the AG2R CITROËN U23 team since 2021.
He has just validated his second year of Bachelor STAPS at the University Savoie Mont-Blanc in Bourget-du-Lac (73).
Bastien Tronchon is the first AG2R CITROËN trainee to win since Jaan Kirsipuu, winner of the first stage of Paris-Bourges in 1992.
Tour de Pologne (6th stage) : Dorian Godon 20th
Dorian Godon took 20th place in the sixth stage of the Tour de Pologne, an individual time trial of 11.8 km.
Felix Gall and Dorian Godon are 15th and 17th respectively in the overall classification.