[su_quote cite=Benoît Cosnefroy]
Benoît Cosnefroy: "Happy with this second place".
"We took the option to be offensive at the beginning of the race and I found myself at the front with eleven riders, including Dorian Godon. The race was an arm wrestle with the pack throughout the day. In the final, there were three of us, but I was a little short of freshness to win. It was a positive day, I was in a position to win, the other riders from the AG2R CITROËN team worked perfectly to allow this breakaway to fight for the victory.
I also remember the popular fervor and the encouragement along the course. The Polynormande is the closest race to my parents, I like to run here."[/su_quote].
Dorian Godon in the lead of the French Cup
With his fourth place, Dorian Godon keeps the lead of the French Cup with five points ahead of Benoît Cosnefroy (90 points against 85).
With Benoît Cosnefroy's second place, Dorian Godon's fourth place and Alexis Gougeard's ninth place, the AG2R CITROËN team consolidates its position as leader of the team classification.
Clément Champoussin is 15th in the general classification at the end of the second stage of the Vuelta a Espana. He gained four places compared to the day before.
Clément Venturini and Lilian Calmejane were 18th and 19th respectively in the day's sprint. "We had two objectives today, not to lose time for our riders protected for the general classification, and to do the best sprint possible. We're a little short in the sprint, so it will be better for the next one," said Cyril Dessel, sport director of the AG2R CITROËN team.
Clément Berthet fourteenth in the general classification of the Tour of Poland
For his first World Tour race in the colors of the AG2R CITROËN team, Clément Berthet finished 14th at the end of the seven-stage Tour of Poland. Tony Gallopin finished 16th overall.