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Oliver Naesen: "At home
"Today I was at home on my training roads. I also ride regularly with Greg (Van Avermaet) and Laurens (De plus) when I am at home. I am very happy to win this last stage. With 25 kilometers to go, I saw that the peloton would break and that the explanation would be between the leaders. This is my fifth professional victory and fourth in August. I think that at this time of the year, some of the peloton starts to be tired and I am still very motivated. This year I came out of the Tour de France in good shape and I'm enjoying that right now. Now I'm heading for the one-day races with Hamburg, Plouay and the races in Canada. I am in first place in the world ranking of one-day races and I would like to try to keep this place. I know I'm not the best in the world, but this ranking rewards consistency and I'm proud of it."[/su_quote] Oliver Naesen finished in second place overall at the Binbanck Tour, his second podium finish at the event after his second place finish in 2016.
Oliver Naesen in Hamburg
Oliver Naesen will be at the start of the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg on August 25th to try to defend his first place in the UCI one-day race ranking. He will then defend his victory of last year at the Bretagne Classic - Ouest France on September 1st.
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Benoît Cosnefroy: "I stayed focused after the Tour de France
"After Paris-Camembert, this is my second victory this season in my region!
As expected, we had a race of movement. I was in a group with
I was in a group with 70 kilometers to go and we managed to get out of the group with about 20 kilometers to go.
In the final, Damien Touzé scared me, I knew he was going fast in the sprint. I had my first Tour de France in July and I had some difficult days. Nevertheless, I didn't come out of the three weeks of racing psychologically worn out. I managed to stay focused while taking some time off. This victory is really good for my morale. Next week I will be at the start of the Tour du Limousin, I hope to continue to enjoy myself and to take advantage of my form."[/su_quote]
Aurélien Paret-Peintre took the 5th place of this Polynormande.
Leader of the French Team Cup
AG2R LA MONDIALE is still leading the team ranking after this eleventh round of the French Cup with 94 points against 85 points for Arkea-Samsic and 77 points for Groupama FDJ. In the individual ranking, Benoît Cosnefroy is now second with 150 points (against 161 points for Marc Sarreau the leader). Quentin Jaurégui is 6th (69 points), Alexis Gougeard is 10th (56 points). Next round: Grand Prix de Fourmies (September 8).
A few minutes after Oliver Naesen's victory on stage 7 of the BinckBank Tour, Benoît Cosnefroy brought the twelfth victory for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team by winning the Polynormande. Here are the riders who raised their arms in 2019.
Alexis Vuillermoz :
Royal Bernard Drôme Classic
Third stage and general classification of the Circuit de la Sarthe - Boucle de l'Aulne
Paris-Camembert - Grand Prix de Plumelec - Polynormande
Second stage of the Tour de l'Ain
Seventeenth stage of the Giro d'Italia
Prologue Boucles de la Mayenne
Lithuanian CLM Championship
7th stage of the BinckBank Tour