Benoit Cosnefroy : « It’s so good »
“I have tears in my eyes, this victory feels really so good. I have had a very difficult season. Elite level sport is really just a succession of highs and lows, and to be able to succeed in coming back like this at a Coupe de France makes me very happy. It’s my tenth victory (the 6th in the Coupe de France), and I will really savor it.
The team did an exceptional job. Two days ago, Andrea showed us the way to win at the Giro, now it was up to us to string a few victories together. I hope this good momentum will continue in the coming days. I had fun today and
I hope it will continue to be the case again during the Boucles de la Mayenne (May 27-30) and the Tour de Suisse (June 6-13).”
Leader of the individual classification and teams
After winning this round of the Coupe de France, which is the third victory for the AG2R CITROËN TEAM this season after the GP of the Marseillaise and the 12th stage of the Giro, Benoît Cosnefroy takes the lead in the Coupe de France with 50 points. We also are leading the team classification in the Coupe de France with 44 points.
Still the leader in the King of the Mountains classification, Geoffrey Bouchard will wear the “Maglia Azzura” tomorrow on the 15th stage for the fifth consecutive day. He has 96 points. “I tried to get into the breakaway, but I was not having a great day. I now hope to be present at the front on Monday during the big stage in the Dolomites.”