French National Championships (June 23rd and 26th)

Vincent Lavenu : « Marshal our strengths »

« As with every year, we arrive at the start of the French championship with the desire to win the tricolor jersey. We know that the route is always decisive in designating the winner and this edition seems promised to the sprinters.
We will try to play to the maximum with our strengths against several teams who will more naturally favor a bunch sprint. I am thinking of riders like Benoît (Cosnefroy), Aurélien (Paret-Peintre) and Clément (Venturini), who are capable of succeeding when they come to the finish in small groups.
In the event of a bunch sprint finish, Marc (Sarreau) and Clément (Venturini) will join the battle with the fastest riders in the peloton. »Vincent

The number

2

Two riders from the AG2R CITROËN TEAM will participate in the individual time trial and the road race of the French Championships: Nans Peters and Antoine Raugel.

The news

Participation in five other national championships

Jaakko Hänninen took eighth place in the road race of the Finnish Championships this Sunday, June 19th.
Stan Dewulf, Lawrence Naesen, Olivier Naesen, Greg van Avermaet and Gijs Van Hoecke will be at the start of the road race (June 26) for the Belgian Championships.
Bob Jungels will double-up on the individual time trial (June 24) and road race (June 26) for the Luxembourg Championships.
Michael Schär will participate in the road race (June 26) for the Swiss Championships.
Félix Gall will compete in the road race (June 26) for the Austrian Championships.