Tour of the Alps: Geoffrey Bouchard: “Two sons who touched …” – Cyclism’Actu

A great first for Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R Citroën Team)! At 30, the French rider has won the first victory of his professional career. Starting 25 kilometers from the finish when he was part of the breakaway, the Dijonnais then resisted the return of the peloton to win alone during the first stage of the Tour des Alpes, this Monday. In addition to the stage, the one who notably won the jersey of best climber on the Giro in 2021, but also that on the Tour of Spain in 2019, also offers himself the tunic of leader of the general classification as well as that of best. .. climber. A necessarily special day in the career of the AG2R Citroën Team rider, who confided in a video broadcast by his team.Video – Geoffrey Bouchard talks about his 1st victory “I won best climber’s jerseys, but that was not the same feeling” “I was afraid that the scenario would repeat itself”, he explains, referring to the 9th stage of the Tour of Italy 2021, during which he had been taken back a short distance from the arrival by the cadors. “I made use of this day and I’m super happy to finally be able to win with the professionals. I won best climber’s jerseys, but it didn’t have the same feeling. There you go, counter unlocked!” Often escaped, Geoffrey Bouchard finally won his first victory on a day he should never have spent at the front… #AG2RCITROËNTEAM #RoulonsAutrement #RideDifferently — AG2R CITROËN TEAM (@AG2RCITROENTEAM) April 18, 2022 well the breakaways, but it was not planned at all today (Monday) There are two sons who touched, I came up the peloton in 3 seconds, I followed a movement and we left I knew the finish had my advantage, with the two small bumps, at the end I felt it did, I did the last two corners well and took advantage of the moment. […] I arrived at these races wanting to have fun. Audacity paid off today (Monday), and it’s a bit like our philosophy in the team, with Ben (O’Connor), Benoît (Cosnefroy)… I was lucky, but I I rode the bike that I loved”, concludes the first leader of the Tour des Alpes 2022. 🇫🇠Geoffrey Bouchard wins the first stage of the Tour des Alpes!#lequipeVELO — the chain The Team (@lachainelequipe) April 18, 2022