Benoît Cosnefroy « Winning twice in a week is a dream »
« It was not an easy race. We had to make the right decisions in the end, I’m really happy. The team work was really there today, we made no mistakes. It was more rhythmic than the scenario we had imagined this morning, but it worked out for us, so it’s perfect. The end of the season is generally going well for me. I have managed to keep the shape from the Tour de France. It’s not easy to win among the pros, so doing it twice in a week is a dream. I take full advantage of it.»Benoît
After Ben O’Connor 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 on the 2nd stage of the Tour du Limousin, Clément Champoussin and Benoît Cosnefroy, winner of the Bretagne Classic – Ouest France and the Tour du Finistère already, bring the AG2R CITROËN TEAM its 9th and 10th road victories 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 the 12th professional victory for Benoît Cosnefroy and the first for Clément Champoussin. The two riders both come from the AG2R CITROËN U23 TEAM, the training center for the AG2R CITROËN TEAM.
A victory in every 2021 Grand Tour, a first since 2006 for the AG2R CITROËN TEAM.
The victory for Ben O’Connor at the Tour de France, that of Andrea Vendrame at the Giro d’Italia, and now that of Clément Champoussin at La Vuelta a Espana, gives the AG2R CITROËN TEAM a stage win in each of the Grand Tours this season. That has not happened for the team since 2006.