And 6 ! for Arnaud de Lie

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And 6 ! for Arnaud de Lie
Published on 2022-06-07 08:52:59

At only 20 years old, he has just won his 6th victory this season after winning this weekend.

"It's unbelievable, I've won the last three races, I can't believe it," said Arnaud De Lie. "What a team performance, once again. The team was really impressive today and drove hard for me all day, so I'm really happy to reward everyone with this victory."

A fall in the last kilometers made the final chaotic, but De Lie remained focused on the sprint.

"The Bora-Hansgrohe train was also very strong today and in the final I was able to position myself in the wheels of Sam Bennett thanks to the previous work of my teammates. I stayed focused and approached the last corner in 3rd position. I just had to fight until the finish. I really like hill finishes like these. I like these kind of power sprints, where it's all about watts ."

For De Lie, this is the 3rd victory in 8 days, following previous GP victories Marcel Kint and Heistse Pijl.

"During the Circuit de Wallonie I didn't feel very good but since then the form has only improved. To be honest, I felt even better today than on Saturday in the Heistse Pijl. It's really promising for the next races", concludes Arnaud De Lie.

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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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