Faun Ardèche Classic: Clément Champoussin takes second

CLEMENT CHAMPOUSSIN : “Satisfied with my performance”

“I missed a little something in my sprint. I didn’t make any mistakes but David Gaudu was just better; he had a little more energy than me. We worked well together, with that very nice last climb. It was my second race of the season, against a strong field. The result is very satisfactory”CLEMENT CHAMPOUSSIN

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Clément Champoussin (2nd), Dorian Godon (5th) and Aurélien Paret-Peintre (7th) posted a good collective performance for AG2R CITROËN TEAM with three riders in the top 10. "I came back well on the last descent, three kilometers from the finish. I gave my best until the end to get this nice 5th place," Dorian Godon said. "I had good sensations, so I'm satisfied. I am very proud of the team, we all did a super job, it was a great day," Aurélien Paret-Peintre said.

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