Etoile de Bessèges (stage 1) Benoît Cosnefroy 2nd

BENOIT COSNEFROY : “Thanks to the entire team”

“I had Clément Venturini with me in the final, and we had to make some decisions. We couldn’t follow Alexys when he went. But I thought I would try to make the difference in the final climb and catch back up to him, but that was not possible. I really thank my team after such a day. Echelons like that are not my favorite exercise, and without my team, I could not have finished in second place today. They saved me quite a few times. It’s definitely this kind of day that we especially see the importance of a strong team. The hardest part of the race is yet to come, and it’s always better to be ahead of the game after a crazy stage like this one today.”BENOIT COSNEFROY



For his first race wearing the AG2R LA MONDIALE jersey, Lawrence Naesen took 10th place in the first stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.


Cosnefroy on fire

Having won the Grand Prix de la Marseillaise on Sunday, Benoît Cosnefroy has earned a victory and a second place in his first two days of racing this season.