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Third victory of the season for Benjamin Thomas

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Third victory of the season for Benjamin Thomas
Published on 2022-05-28 10:26:15
Updated on 2022-05-28 10:27:13

Benjamen Thomas wins the second stage of Mayenne loops after a difficult and exhausting stage.

"The final climb was very hard with a very demanding last climb. It was a sprint the way I like them and I'm obviously very happy with the result. Tactically we decided to join a breakaway with Eddy (Finé) and Alexandre ( Delettre). At the foot of the last hill, I decided to anticipate and set a great pace. I started my sprint early and it worked. It's the kind of race I like because I can to show my qualities there. I wanted to have fun at the Boucles de la Mayenne. I am having fun and it is also a good thing for the team. We will now do everything necessary to defend the jersey until the end !".

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Guillaume Martin wins the Tour de l'Ain

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At the start of this 2nd stage of the 34th edition of the Tour de l'Ain, 142.5 km were on the program. 4 difficulties were listed including 2 passage up the Col de Portes and a finish after a final descent to Lagnieu. The Cofidis team had already worked the day before during the sprint to protect Guillaume Martin, allowing him to arrive in the peloton and thus not lose time on the favorites. A revenge on bad luck It was a small breakaway that formed early in the stage. It was quickly controlled so that the favorites could play for victory and the overall classification. At the briefing, the plan was precise : Start riding and displaying their ambitions on the 3rd climb of the day, the Côte de Seillonnaz to put Guillaume Martin in orbit. Around him, Ruben Fernandez, François Bidard and then Rémy Rochas (victim of a fall without gravity during the 1st stage) did not count their efforts to support their leader. In the last kilometer, Guillaume Martin produced his effort in turn. His acceleration is decisive: the Norman can raise his arms, finally, as an illustration of the collective strength of the team. Everyone knows that the taste of victory is rare in cycling, making victory even more beautiful. Guillaume Martin had not won since the Mercan'Tour Classic last year, and now has 8 professional successes to his credit. This moment of joy is also a revenge on bad luck, a few weeks after his hasty departure from the Tour de France due to a positive test for Covid-19. Now, the team will work hard, again, to defend its leader's jersey and give Cofidis another stage race victory this season. They said Guillaume Martin: "I'm obviously very happy to have been able to...

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