[su_row][su_column size="1/2″][/su_column] [su_quote cite="AURELIEN PARET-PEINTRE "]
AURELIEN PARET-PEINTRE: "The momentum is there
"It's a tough race that I enjoy. Today, we had big collective ambitions. When it all came together in the final, I didn't really believe it. I was able to sneak in and win this very special sprint. It's my first professional victory for this opening, I'm happy. Today, the group was very homogeneous. We took turns to attack on the route des Crêtes. After Clément Venturini's victory in the French Cyclo-cross Championship, it was important to start well on the road. The momentum is there for AG2R CITROËN TEAM."[/su_quote] [su_row][su_column size="1/2 "][/su_column] [su_quote cite="STEPHANE GOUBERT "]
STEPHANE GOUBERT: "It's the whole team that wins today
"Our boys were offensive. Our leader today for this first event of the season was AG2R CITROËN TEAM. Everyone was eager to do well to show our new colors. At 500 meters, Aurelien helped Tony who was going off the rails and he still won! We can see that the Giro (16th overall) was good for Aurélien, it allowed him to move on. Today's victory shows the good understanding and the dynamic already in place. We hope that this is the first of many"[/su_quote].
With the success of Aurélien Paret-Peintre, AG2R CITROËN TEAM has won three of the last four editions of the Grand Prix de la Marseillaise with Alexandre Geniez (2018) and Benoit Cosnefroy (2020).
Leader of the French individual and team cup
With his victory, Aurélien Paret-Peintre logically takes the lead in the French Cup. With Lilian Calmejane's 8th place and Tony Gallopin's 13th place, AG2R CITROËN TEAM takes the lead in the French Team Cup. Next event: Classic Loire Atlantique (March 27).