Tour du Poitou-Charentes (4th stage) Alexis Gougeard 2nd - Equipe cycliste AG2R CITROËN TEAM

Tour du Poitou-Charentes (4th stage) Alexis Gougeard 2nd

ALEXIS GOUGEARD : “Good for the morale”

“The time trial route was fairly straightforward, it was intended for rouleurs. That was a pretty good result for me, I’m happy with my day. I don’t think I have had such a good time trial since the World Championships (13th dropped a chain on the last climb). I’m showing that my form is pretty good; it’s good for the morale. Expect a lively race for the last stage tomorrow, only one second separates the first two!”

In the general classification, Alexis Gougeard is 5th (+33 ”), Silvan Dillier 10th (+1 ‘), Dorian Godon 15th (+ 1’15’ ‘).ALEXIS GOUGEARD

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Oliver Naesen, 11th of Stage 1

Julien Jurdie: "Wisdom prevailed in the peloton at the end of the race. Our leader, Romain Bardet, was spared by crashes unlike Pierre Latour and Benoît Cosnefroy. It is never pleasant to fall on the first day. Oliver Naesen finished 11th, Clément Venturini 13th, the Tour is launched.”