Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var (stage 1) Greg Van Avermaet takes 2nd - Equipe cycliste AG2R CITROËN TEAM

Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var (stage 1) Greg Van Avermaet takes 2nd

GREG VAN AVERMAET : “The legs are there”

“I’m happy even if it’s always better to win. It was a tough finish that I didn’t know, made for punchers and climbers. The legs are definitely there, and the team did a great job getting me positioned. Mollema started the sprint 600m from the finish, I stayed on Ciccone’s wheel and a gap formed. This kind of race, with a lot of vertical gain, is ideal for perfecting the condition for the classics. Taking some good results along the way is always good for the morale of the team and for my own.””GREG VAN AVERMAET

The number

3

For his return to racing, Dorian Godon took sixth place on the stage. “It was a great team performance. Since I felt good, I gave my best to help Greg and then to get my own result. It bodes well for the future,” he said.

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Hummel becomes the sportswear textile partner for two years

We are honored to welcome Hummel, a Danish brand of textiles, shoes and sports accessories deeply rooted in football and handball, as the textile and sportswear partner for two years. “This partnership illustrates the brand's desire to diversify by presenting itself as an equipment supplier for all types of teams. We will use our expertise and that of the brand to serve the team with the comfort of the athletes in mind. Hummel is one of the oldest and most dedicated team sports brands in the industry and our iconic chevrons have always represented the way we like to do things a little differently. We love sports and are proud to use it as a way to change the world for the better and make it a more tolerant place for all of us,” explains the spokes person of the brand, which was founded in 1923.