Marc Sarreau: "It feels good
"The finish was intense. Paul Lapeira was in front on the last lap. In the peloton, we followed the attacks well and when the breakaways were caught, I was well positioned with Clément Venturini who placed me well. With the wind against me, I was able to break away 250m from the line. It's a real relief because it's been a long time since I won. I've had a lot of problems, injuries, falls, an operation on my iliac artery, covid... It feels good. Next Sunday, I will attack the Roue Tourangelle, which I have already won, with high morale."[/su_quote]
Marc Sarreau's victory is the first 2022 success for the AG2R CITROËN team. It is the second time that Marc Sarreau wins Cholet Pays de Loire and the 13th bouquet of his professional career. He had won in 2019. He had not won since Paris-Bourges 2019.
Marc Sarreau and the AG2R CITROËN team lead the French Cup
Thanks to the victory in Cholet-Pays de Loire, Marc Sarreau takes the lead in the French Cup. The AG2R CITROËN team consolidates its first place in the team classification. Paul Lapeira, caught 500 meters from the line and 4th the day before in the Classic Loire Atlantique, is sixth in the youth classification.