Bastien Tronchon wins the 3rd stage of the Vuelta a Burgos

Bastien Tronchon : « It still hasn’t sunken in »

« It still hasn’t sunken in. Words are hard to find. It’s an incredible day.
I spent the stage at the front with a view to starting the climb of the Picon Blanco as far ahead as possible. I managed my climb without worrying about the others and managed to crest just before the general favorites.
The descent was very technical but I was able to hang onto Pavel Sivakov’s wheel until the finish.
I have been progressing little by little over the past few years and I am happy to be this active in my first race as a professional stagiaire.
I hope to continue to provide what the team wants from me for the rest of the season. »Bastien

Vincent Lavenu : « A very nice surprise »

« It’s a very nice surprise. I have known Bastien very well since he was very young. He completed his first years of cycling at the La Motte Servolex Cyclisme club, where our racing department is located. He then joined our training course in 2019 through the AG2R CITROËN U19 TEAM and has been in the AG2R CITROËN U23 TEAM since 2021.
He’s a very talented rider. In the final, I knew the win was playable, Bastien knows how to win races and he has shown it among the amateurs for the past two seasons.
After the difficult day yesterday for the team with the crashes for Damien Touzé and Marc Sarreau and the injury of Clément Berthet, it is a great pleasure to see Bastien raise his arms in victory today.
The best way to win races is in the breakaway, this victory is a great example to follow. »Vincent

The number

7

Bastien Tronchon’s victory is the seventh victory for the AG2R CITROËN team this season.
It is the 499th victory for the team since its creation in 1992. 
This is Bastien Tronchon’s first professional race as a stagiaire.
The 20-year-old rider was a member of the AG2R CITROËN U19 TEAM in 2019 and 2020 and has been a member of the AG2R CITROËN U23 TEAM since 2021.
He has just completed his second year of STAPS License at the Savoie Mont-Blanc University in Bourget-du-Lac (73).
Bastien Tronchon is the first stagiaire from the AG2R CITROËN TEAM to win since Jaan Kirsipuu won the first stage of Paris-Bourges in 1992.

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