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Paul Lapeira: "Difficult races
"I'm very satisfied with my start to the season (notably 2nd in the sixth stage of the UAE Tour and 4th in the Classic Loire-Atlantique). Besides seeing me progress, things are going very well in the team, I've been well integrated. I have never raced in Spain but I know that these are difficult races with a lot of competition. You have to go through this anyway to progress further. We have a competitive team with Aurélien Paret-Peintre and Clément Champoussin. After having had my chance on the last rounds of the French Cup, I will appreciate coming back as a team member. This will be beneficial for future French Cup races, especially Paris-Camembert, which is coming up soon and which is very important to me as a Norman"[/su_quote].
The AG2R CITROËN team has been on the podium once in the Itzulia Basque Country and once in 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 the training program at the start
Five of the seven riders participants in the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain and the Itzulia Basque Country are from the AG2R CITROËN U23 team: Clément Champoussin, Paul Lapeira, Aurélien Paret-Peintre, Valentin Paret-Peintre and Nicolas Prodhomme.
Paul Lapeira and Valentin Paret-Peintre have also been in the AG2R CITROËN U19 team.