Benoît Cosnefroy " Winning twice in one week is a dream ".
"It was not an easy race. We had to make the right decisions in the final, I am really happy. The team was there today, we didn't make any mistakes. It was more rhythmic than the scenario we had imagined this morning, but it worked for us so it's perfect. The end of the season usually goes well for me, I manage to keep the form of the Tour de France. It's not easy to win in the pros, so to do it twice in one week is a dream. I'm enjoying it very much."[/su_quote]
After Ben O'Connor on stage 9 of the Tour de France, Andrea Vendrame on stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia and stage 1 of the Route d'Occitanie,
Aurélien Paret-Peintre on the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise, Dorian Godon on Paris-Camembert and on the 2nd stage of the Tour du Limousin, Clément Champoussin and Benoît Cosnefroy, winner of the Bretagne Classic - Ouest France and of the Tour du Finistère before, bring to the AG2R CITROËN team its 9th and 10th road victories this season. Marc Sarreau also won the French track title in the scratch race and Clément Venturini in the cyclo-cross race.
This is Benoît Cosnefroy's 12th professional victory and Clément Champoussin's first.
Both riders are from the AG2R CITROËN U23 team, the training center of the AG2R CITROËN team.
A victory in each grand tour, a first since 2006 for the AG2R CITROËN team
Ben O'Connor's victory in the Tour de France, Andrea Vendrame's victory in the Giro d'Italia and Clément Champoussin's victory in the Vuelta a Espana have enabled the AG2R CITROËN team to win a stage in all three major tours this year.
This has not happened since 2006.