Samuel Dumoulin : « The French Cup is always an objective »
“I finished in 9th place at the Grand Prix Denain recently. I was not feeling great, so I’m happy to have at least scored a few points in the Coupe de France competition. I have won this trophy three times (2012-2013-2016) and it is always a goal; really the constant thread of my season. As far as the races this weekend, I think that the Classic Loire Atlantique suits me best. The course is difficult, and it has the added advantage of giving us the opportunity to reconnoiter the roads that will be used for the French National Championship, which will also be held on this circuit.”SAMUEL DUMOULIN
At the end of the 4th stage of the Volta Catalunya, Romain Bardet is eighth overall, 1'44 '' behind the leader Miguel Angel Lopez. "The level of the race is very high and I'm fighting with everything I have at the moment. It is not easy, but I will continue to fight and do my maximum," said Romain Bardet.
Last training ride in Belgium
The group scheduled to race the E3 BinckBank Classic tomorrow took a ride of about fifty kilometers this morning over sections of the race including the Paterberg and Oude-Kwaremont.