Nacer Bouhanni wins the 1st stage on Tour de Provence

With glasses PREMIUM 70 & garment ARKEA SAMSIC

Nacer Bouhanni wins the 1st stage on Tour de Provence
Publié le 2020-02-14 14:13:00
Mis à jour le 2020-02-26 15:02:13
Second victory in the space of a week for Nacer Bouhanni, who won after a race fully mastered by the Arkéa-Samsic team.
Nacer Bouhanni, winner of the first stage of the Tour de la Provence

“My teammates did a superb job in my favor throughout the stage, starting with Maxime Bouet, who rode all day.
Warren in the final also did a lot of work to get the breakaway back.
I was still three meters away and had to put in some effort before the sprint.
I take the wheel of Nizzolo at that point, and in the last corner I make the ultimate effort to win this first stage of the Tour de la Provence.
I feel confident, the Arkéa_Sazmsic team, the staff, my teammates show me such a feeling, and that motivates me.
My goal is to bring as many victories as possible to the Arkéa-Samsic team.
I left the Saudi Tour slightly frustrated, but winning here, my first success in France, in 2020, on the roads of the Tour de la Provence, almost at home since I live in the region, that makes me really happy "
Arkea Samsic

Guillaume Martin wins the Tour de l'Ain

with Ekoï Gara helmet and Ekoï Premium 70 glasses

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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