Benoît Cosnefroy « I’ve been waiting for this victory in the UCI WorldTour »
« I’m super happy, it’s my first UCI WorldTour victory, I have been waiting for it. It feels really good, especially after an aggressive race, like I like. The sprint is really special here and I knew it was possible to beat Julian Alaphilippe. I was confident; it was a race of attrition.»Benoît
After Ben O’Connor win on the 9th stage of the Tour de France, Andrea Vendrame on the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia and the 1st stage of the Route d’Occitanie, Aurélien Paret-Peintre at the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise, Dorian Godon at Paris-Camembert and the 2nd stage of the Tour du Limousin, Benoît Cosnefroy, already victorious in the Tour du Finistère, brings the AG2R CITROËN team its 8th road victory this season. Note also Marc Sarreau is the French National Champion on the track in the scratch race and Clément Venturini is French National Champion in cyclocross. This is Benoît Cosnefroy’s 11th professional victory.
Deutschland Tour: Valentin Retailleau 8th
Valentin Retailleau finished 8th in the last stage of the Deutschland Tour. “It was not an easy day, the pace was going very hard. I had a good feeling so I played around with my placement a bit to get involved in the final racing. I am very satisfied with this place,” Valentin Retailleau said. Clément Champoussin finished 26th on the 15th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Geoffrey Bouchard was part of the day’s breakaway.