Marc Sarreau: “It feels good”
“The finale was intense. Paul Lapeira was in the breakaway on the last lap. In the peloton, we followed the attacks well and when the breakaway riders were caught, I was well positioned thanks to Clément Venturini, who placed me well. With the headwind, I pulled the trigger 250m from the line. It’s a real relief because it’s been a long time since I have won a race. I have experienced bad luck with injuries, crashes, an iliac artery operation, covid… It feels good to win. Next Sunday, I will take on the Roue Tourangelle, which I have already won, with good spirits.”Marc
Marc Sarreau’s victory is the first success of 2022 for the AG2R CITROËN TEAM. This is the second time that Marc Sarreau has won Cholet Pays de Loire and the 13th victory of his professional career. He won this race in 2019. He had not won since Paris-Bourges 2019.
Marc Sarreau and AG2R CITROËN Team leading the Coupe de France
Thanks to his victory in Cholet-Pays de Loire, Marc Sarreau took the lead in the Coupe de France. The AG2R CITROËN TEAM consolidated its first place in the team classification. Paul Lapeira, caught just 500 meters from the line having already taken 4th the day before at the Classic Loire Atlantique, is sixth in the Best Young Rider classification.