The 33-year-old Norman added the last race in his territory which was missing from his list: Paris-Camembert. In a group of five riders, he surprised everyone just over a kilometer from the finish to raise his arms alone in Livarot.
“I tend to be too generous in the effort. In the last 20 kilometres, Arnaud Gérard told me "play the mariole, don't overdo it". For once I listened to him and this good effort management is what may have helped me to win today. When Valentin Ferron came out, he dug the hole immediately then we took turns, I managed my effort. We came back to him and everyone wanted to take a breather. This is where I landed the right attack. Usually that never happens to me, there, they looked behind each other.
Everything is working out for our Arkéa Samsic team this year. My role all year round is to be a team member and today I had my chance at Paris-Camembert. I really wanted to do well in this race. It was my 13th participation in Paris-Camembert. I haven't missed an edit since I became a pro. It's really a pleasure to win at home. I finished second in 2016. It was the Normandy race that I had to win. Now I have a little problem: I once said in a joking tone, if I win Paris-Camembert, I end my career. But honestly I don't want to stop! (laughs)”.