Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta (May, 5-9)

CYRIL DESSEL : “Aiming for stage wins”

“We were originally slated to do the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque, but now that it has been cancelled, we have been forced to change our plans, just like we had to last year.
This event will mark the return to racing of the group of guys who were mostly at the cobbled classics like Oliver Naesen, Gijs Van Hoecke and Julien Duval, but the profile of the Volta ao Algarve, is more difficult than the Quatre Jours, so we have also included riders like Mathias Frank and Nicolas Prodhomme who can handle the climbing.
We hope to be competitive even though a number of our riders are just coming off their breaks, so we will be aiming for stage wins.”CYRIL DESSEL

The number

2012

L’équipe AG2R CITROEN fait son retour au Tour d’Algarve, qu’elle n’a plus disputé depuis 2012.

The news

Clément Champoussin 5th in the best young rider classification at Romandie

Having taken 12th in the Tour de Romandie stage, Clément Champoussin is in 20th place of the general classification and 5th place in the best young rider classification. Twenty third today, Ben O’Connor moved into 17th place on the general classification. “The weather conditions were difficult, I’m happy to finish in the main group behind Marc Soler. Tomorrow will be a difficult stage, but it will be a good test,” Clément Champoussin said after the stage.