Vuelta a Espana (6th stage): Dorian Godon 3rd

Dorian Godon : “I surprised myself”

“We knew that the day was going to be rough and it would be difficult to get into the breakaway. And that’s exactly what happened. It was not necessarily part of our briefing at the start to get into the breakaway, and I was a little surprised to find myself there. I think I had to be the heaviest rider among the group! On the last climb, I tried to be smart pacing myself, but the two riders in the front were stronger. There is not too much room for regret. This is my first Grand Tour. Every day is a day of discovery, and today I surprised myself. I did not think I could do that. Since the beginning, Pierre (Latour) has shown that he is at an equal level with the best, and when we can see that, the motivation becomes even stronger.”DORIAN GODON

THE NEWS

3rd among the teams

Ahead of the 7th stage of the Vuelta a Espana, AG2R LA MONDIALE is third in the overall team classification.

THE NUMBER

2

Tony Gallopin took the second place for the 4th stage of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes Nouvelle Aquitaine, which was a 23km time trial. He is now also in second place overall 33 seconds behind with just the final stage remaining: "For the time trial, this is no surprise. The strongest won. I'm a little disappointed, though since I wanted to make the most of all the work the team has put in from the start.” Alexis Gougeard finished in 9th place