[su_quote cite=Andrea Vendrame]
Andrea Vendrame: "The Giro freed me
"I had seen the profile of the race yesterday and I knew it would suit me. It was a tough stage and it had something to do. When I came out, it was a big effort until the finish and I am really happy to win. The Giro freed me, I am more relaxed since I won there. For the second time in my career after 2019, I win a second race in the season. I hope this will continue until the Italian Championship.
But in the meantime, we still have three great steps to take. The group is doing great, we can be ambitious."[/su_quote]
Andrea Vendrame's victory is the fourth for the AG2R CITROËN team this season. The Italian rider also won the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia. Before him, Aurélien Paret-Peintre won the Grand Prix de la Marseillaise and Benoît Cosnefroy won the Tour du Finistère.
Leader of the individual and team general
The victory of Andrea Vendrame allows him to take the leader jersey of the Route d'Occitane (but also the points jersey). With the 7th place of Tony Gallopin and the 11th of Clément Champoussin, we are also in first place for teams.