Geoffrey Bouchard : « An Aggressive Race »
« After being forced to abandon (positive for Covid-19) on the morning of the eighth stage of the Tour de France, I had to take a rest period to allow my body to recover, the virus definitely made me feel very tired.
The Tour de l’Ain marks the return to competition and the goal will be to find my good sensations again. It is a race close to home that I had the opportunity to ride for the first time in 2019.
Considering the course, we should expect an aggressive race and we have a team capable of playing a role up front.
I hope to gain strength throughout these three stages and then plan for the next events on my calendar. »Geoffrey
During the last ten editions of the Tour de l’Ain, the AG2R CITROËN TEAM has been on the podium six times:
Romain Bardet won in 2013 and finished second in 2014, Pierre Latour took third place in 2015 and 2016, Alexandre Geniez was third in 2017 and Mathis Frank second in 2019.
Benoît Cosnefroy tenth in the UCI ranking
As of August 2, 2022, Benoît Cosnefroy is tenth and best placed Frenchman in the UCI ranking with 1865 points.