Critérium du Dauphiné (June 5-12)

Valentin Paret-Peintre : « With ambition »

« I am coming out of a good training camp in Sierra Nevada (May 9-29). The weather was on point. As a climber, I appreciate working at altitude to get the pedal stroke and the physiological benefits it brings.
I was originally supposed to return to competition at the Mercan’Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes but I had some stomach problems and had to give it up.
I am approaching the second part of the season with a lot of desire after having had a mixed first part of the season. The Critérium du Dauphiné is a very important race for me and for the team. It’s always a pleasure to race at home. We will start with ambition and the goal of getting on the podium with Ben O’Connor. I am looking forward to the last mountainous weekend. It is a good test before the Tour de France. »Aurélien

The number

8

Ben O’Connor finished eighth in the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2021.
Aurélien Paret-Peintre meanwhile took thirteenth place in the general classification and second in the classification of the best young riders.
Geoffrey Bouchard and Stan Dewulf will participate at their first Critérium du Dauphiné.