Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise (January 31)

AURELIEN PARET-PEINTRE : “Impatient to pin on a number”

“After two months of training during which my condition has improved over the weeks, I can’t wait to pin on a number. The camp in Spain went perfectly. We had very good weather conditions for two weeks. It was also a great opportunity to meet all the new teammates. This coming Sunday, for my second participation in the Grand Prix de la Marseillaise, we will have a homogeneous group mixed with climbers and puncheurs. Last year, Benoît Cosnefroy won, and I hope that we will now get the opportunity to take control of the final and decide the race, with hopefully a good result at the finish.”AURELIEN PARET-PEINTRE

The number

13

At 33, Ben Gastauer from Luxembourg is about to start his thirteenth professional season in the jersey of our team. Of all the riders on our team, he is currently the one who has been a member longest.

The news

Prodhomme’s premiere

Nicolas Prodhomme (23 years old) is the first neo-professional from our team to start in a race this year: "After a good training camp in Spain, I am happy to start my career at this opening race of the French calendar. I hope that I will be able to help the team.” For his part, Andrea Vendrame (professional since 2017) will also race the Bouches-du-Rhône event for the first time.