Paul Lapeira : « Difficult races »
« I am very satisfied with my start to the season (especially 2nd in the sixth stage of the UAE Tour and 4th in the Classic Loire-Atlantique). In addition to seeing myself progress, things are going very well in the team, I have been well integrated. I have never raced in Spain, but I know they are tough races with a lot of strong competition. In any case, you have to go through it so you can continue to progress. We will bring a competitive team including Aurélien Paret-Peintre and Clément Champoussin. After having had my chance in the last rounds of the Coupe de France, I will enjoy returning to playing a team role. This will be beneficial to me for future rounds of the Coupe de France and in particular Paris-Camembert, which will take place soon and is close to my heart since I’m Norman.»Paul
The AG2R CITROËN TEAM has been on the podium once in the Itzulia Basque Country and once on the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain. Jean-Christophe Péraud finished 3rd in Itzulia Basque Country in 2014. Rinaldo Nocentini won the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain in 2007.
Five riders from our training program at the start
Five of the seven riders entered in the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain and the Itzulia Basque Country come from the AG2R CITROËN U23 TEAM, the training program for the AG2R CITROËN TEAM: Clément Champoussin, Paul Lapeira, Aurélien Paret-Peintre, Valentin Paret-Peintre and Nicolas Prodhomme. Paul Lapeira and Valentin Paret-Peintre also rode for the AG2R CITROËN U19 TEAM.