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Aurélien Paret-Peintre

"I'm proud of what I've achieved".

"I'm really proud of what I've achieved in this Giro d'Italia. It's immensely satisfying to have been able to raise my arms in a grand tour. The contract has been fulfilled, with a fine overall result. The spirit of the whole AG2R CITROËN team was also there. We were able to take risks during the three weeks of the race, and to play an active role, as we did in the breakaway with my brother Valentin on stage 16. That day, even though I lost time on the other favourites, I took my destiny into my own hands. I arrive in Rome with no regrets. I've had good legs over the last three weeks, and that gives me the appetite to keep up the momentum this season."

Didier Jannel

"More than positive results

"We came to this Giro d'Italia with the ambition of winning a stage and achieving the best possible overall classification. We achieved this with Aurélien Paret-Peintre. His success on stage 4 boosted the confidence of the whole group and created a great dynamic around him. I'd also like to highlight the commitment of all the riders team and staff over the three weeks, who never gave up. For three weeks, the AG2R CITROËN team showed an offensive face by multiplying its presence in the breakaways. We were daring and opportunistic, and it paid off for us. We also finished fifth in the team classification, our best result since 2018. It's proof of the fine Giro we've achieved collectively. We had a young team at the start, with riders riders taking part in their first grand tour, but we never had any complexes. Aurélien was an exemplary leader and knew how to unite people around him. The results are more than positive.

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Benoît Cosnefroy 8th in Boucles de la Mayenne

Benoît Cosnefroy took 8th place overall in the Boucles de la Mayenne on Sunday. He took 3rd place in the prologue, the first podium finish of his career in the event. Clément Venturini, twice in the top 10, finished 10th overall.


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The AG2R CITROËN team finished in the top 10 on 6 occasions during the Giro d'Italia.

Fifteenth overall, Aurélien Paret-Peintre won stage 4 at Lago Laceno before taking fifth place on stage 18 at Val di Zoldo. Valentin Paret-Peintre (5th on stage 13 in Crans-Montana) and Alex Baudin (10th on stage 12 in Rivoli) also scored top-10 finishes on their first grand tour. Andrea Vendrame, who didn't start on stage 11, also scored two top-10 finishes on this 106th edition: 10th on stage 3 in Melfi and 8th on stage 7 in Salerno.

The team finished 5th in the team rankings of this 106th edition.