Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var (February 19 – 21)

NANS PETERS : “Raise my arms in victory”

“I finished the 2020 season on November 8th at the Vuelta a Espana. So I needed to shift my usual time when I stop racing and take a total break from the bike. I started training on the bike again on December 20th and the January training camp in Spain allowed me to work on my base mostly. I’ve always started my racing season a bit late so I don’t have a problem with that. I know that compared to riders who have been racing for three weeks already, I will certainly be a little short on racing form. The Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var has three difficult stages, and that doesn’t displease me at all because I like aggressive races. Last year I finished second at the top of Mont Faron. I am happy to be back in competition. My goals for the year are simple: raise my arms in victory as often as possible, regardless of the race. I want to be in good shape for the Tour de France, of course, but that means doing well at the highlights that come before which will be the Volta a Catalunya (March 22-28) and the Tour de Romandie (April 27-May 2).”NANS PETERS

The number

10 419

In 2020, Nans Peters was the team’s rider to compete in the most race days. He raced 65 days or 10,419 kilometers.

The news

A week of rest for Lilian Calmejane

The victim of a crash on Saturday during the third stage of the Tour de la Provence, Lilian Calmejane, who suffered a slight head trauma with a major bruise on his face, must take a one-week rest period. His return to racing will be decided by how quickly the contusion to his right shoulder heals.