Dorian Godon: "I surprised myself
"We knew it was going to be a rough day and that it would be difficult to get into the breakaway. And that's what happened. It was not necessarily the instructions to be there and I was a little surprised. I think I must have been the heaviest of the group! In the last climb, I tried to be clever but the two riders at the front were stronger, so there are no regrets. This is my first Grand Tour, I'm discovering every day and today I surprised myself, I didn't think I was capable of that. Since the start, Pierre (Latour) has shown that he is at the level of the best and when you live days like that, the motivation is even stronger."[/su_quote]
3rd by teams
Before the 7th stage of the Vuelta a Espana, AG2R LA MONDIALE is third in the general team classification
Tony Gallopin took second place in the 4th stage of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes Nouvelle Aquitaine, a 23 km time trial. He is also second overall at 33'' before the last stage: "On the time trial, there is no surprise. The strongest rider won, I'm a bit disappointed, I wanted to put the team's work into practice since the start. Alexis Gougeard finished 9th in the time trial.