CLEMENT VENTURINI: "A great battle
It was quite a race, unlike last year there were a lot of twists and turns. I knew Joshua (Dubau) was going to be a tough customer and he showed that today. When he came back, I didn't lose sight of the fact that I was there to win and I changed my race tactics. I was well aware that technically I was going to be a bit behind him. I managed to make the race harder in the final and I managed to win. I had nothing to lose today and I really wanted to keep my jersey. Ten years after winning a Junior World Cup on this circuit, it means a lot to win here. And this success also has a special flavor, I am proud to bring the first victory for AG2R CITROËN TEAM.[/su_quote]
After 2017, 2019, 2020, Clément Venturini won today in Pontchateau his 4th title of French Champion.
Lilian Calmejane 12th
For his first race in the AG2R CITROËN jersey, Lilian Calmejane took 12th place in the French Cyclo-cross Championship: "I'm happy to have taken the start and to have experienced from the inside the title of
Clément Venturini's title. Personally, I was close to the top ten for a long time and I dropped back a bit at the end. It was a great day where I was able to make an effort. Now we're heading to Spain for the team's first training camp.