Benoît Cosnefroy : « Excited to pin on a number »
«I had a unique experience at the Olympics. It felt good, although the last climb was too difficult for me. I then took a week off before returning to training and even raced two criteriums. Over the past few days, I have happily taken advantage of the roads of my childhood in Normandy to polish my condition before returning to competition. I can’t wait to pin on a bib number first at la Polynormande and then at the Tour du Limousin. La Polynormande is the world championship for Norman riders, and I am really happy to be back in my home region. The Tour du Limousin is a race that I love, unpredictable and aggressive. It’s a race where I know I will have fun. We have a really strong team, especially with Greg Van Avermaet. I feel ready for a great end to the season, which should take me through to the Italian fall classics. And I definitely hope to raise my arms in victory as often as possible ».Benoît
Benoît Cosnefroy is the current defending champion of la Polynormande and the Tour du Limousin. In 2019, he won in both events, winning the general classification and the third stage of the Tour du Limousin.In 2020, the two races did not take place due to covid-19.
Valentin Retailleau a local at the Tour du Limousin
A trainee with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM since August 1, the AG2R CITROËN TEAM U23 rider Valentin Retailleau, 21, will compete in his first two races with the professional squad. He conveniently is a local at the Tour du Limousin since he was born in Limoges and currently lives in Oradour-sur-Glane (Haute-Vienne).