Alexandre Abel : « A homogeneous team »
« Some of the squad present at the Tour de Wallonie (Lilian Calmejane, Alexis Gougeard, Lawrence Naesen, Marc Sarreau and Gijs Van Hoecke) have just completed a mountain training camp at Vaujany, in Oisans. Despite the weather, we did a good job. The Tour de Wallonie is a good event to return to racing, but also a great preparation race for the future. The course is often designed to be conducive to successful breaks more than sprints. We have a homogeneous team with riders like Andrea Vendrame, Lilian Calmejane and Stan De Wulf, who are capable of playing in the breaks with the best. In the event of a sprint finish, Marc Sarreau will be in a position to perform well, which would give him confidence for the second part of the season.»Alexandre
During the training camp which took place from July 7 to 14 in Vaujany en Oisans, Lilian Calmejane, Julien Duval, Alexis Gougeard, Anthony Jullien, Lawrence Naesen, Marc Sarreau and Gijs Van Hoecke covered 802 kilometers with 19,500 m of climbing.
Cosnefroy, Schär and Van Avermaet are leaving Sunday evening for Tokyo
Benoît Cosnefroy, Michaël Schär and Greg Van Avermaet, who will participate in the road race of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 24, under the colors of France, Switzerland, and Belgium, respectively, will take off for Japan on Sunday evening after the finish of the last stage of the Tour de France.