FRANÇOIS BIDARD : “A beautiful week in the mountains”
“The Volta Ciclista Catalunya is a difficult race that I love. I was at the UAE Tour, and even if that race does not necessarily match my strengths, I was happy to return to the atmosphere of the competition and get back into a race rhythm. I recovered well and the training camp in Catalunya with the team allowed us to string together many training rides in super weather conditions. We have even been able to reconnoiter the final of the stage that leads to Vallter 2000. I cannot wait to be there.”FRANÇOIS BIDARD
During the training camp in Catalunya, our riders previewed the last forty kilometers of the 3rd stage (March 24) of the Volta Ciclista Catalunya, which will finish in Vallter 2000. Their training ride was 181 kilometers with 3586 meters of climbing.
A first for Champoussin and Hänninen
After finishing second at the Faun Ardèche Classic and 4th at the Trofeo Laigueglia, Clément Champoussin will participate for the first time in the Volta Ciclista Catalunya, which will also be his first WorldTour race of the season. Jaakko Hänninen, who has been a professional since August 2019, will also be participating in the Spanish race for the first time.