Aurélien Paret-Peintre : « I am satisfied »
“The stage started really fast, and I managed to slip into the breakaway which was the goal. The race was bizarre with the constant headwind. That meant that it all came down to a little hill climb on the last pass, with a very steep foot and a technical descent. I had good feelings. I had a good stage. I am satisfied.”Aurélien
Ben O’Connor, 26th on the stage, gained a place in the general classification and moved back into 5th place. “I knew the last climb very well because I live very pretty close by, and I often come to the area for picnics or barbecues. I knew the descent was very technical. I had a good feeling and I’m proud to fight with the best riders in the overall standings.” said Ben O’Connor. Aurélien Paret Peintre is 12th in the general classification and 3rd in the best young rider classification. The AG2R CITROËN team is third in the team classification
Three Olympians selected from the team
Benoit Cosnefroy for France, Michaël Schär for Switzerland, and Greg Van Avermaet for Belgium have been selected for the road race at the Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan) which will take place on July 24th.