12 January 2022

Early season programme of Nairo Quintana, Warren Barguil and Nacer Bouhanni

The early season programme of our three leaders is revealed here.


Programme of Nairo Quintana


Analysis by Yvon Ledanois, Directeur-Sportif: “Nairo will start the 2022 season with a “classic” programme that worked perfectly for him two seasons ago when he joined the Arkéa-Samsic team. He has a reference point for his training with a sporting year that will start with the Tour de la Provence. He will then ride the Tour of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var, then the Faun Ardèche, before Paris-Nice. The highlights of his season will be Paris-Nice and the Tour of Catalunya, a programme that was planned two years ago but that couldn’t be realized because of the pandemic“.


Tour de la Provence (10 to 13 February), France

Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var (18 to 20 February), France

Faun Ardèche (26 February), France

Paris-Nice (6 to 13 March), France

Vuelta Ciclista a Catalunya (21 to 27 March), Spain


Warren Barguil’s programme


Analysis of Yvon Caër, Directeur-Sportif: “Warren will start the 2022 season with the Trofeo de Mallorca and will then race the Vuelta de Murcia and the Volta Ao Algarve in Portugal, where he will be designated leader, and then he will come back to a classic weekend for him, consisting of the Faun Ardèche and the Classic de Drôme. He will then compete in the Strade Bianche, which he did well in 2014, with a nice 8th place in Siena. Warren, because of his participation in the Strade, will start the season with an Italian block with a participation in Tirreno-Adriatico, followed by Milan-Turin, a one-day race that is often reserved for climbers-puncturers“.


Trofeo Mallorca (26 to 30 January), Spain

Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia (12 February), Spain

Volta Ao Algarve (16 to 20 February), Portugal

Faun Ardèche (26 February), France

Classic de la Drôme (27 February), France

Strade Bianche (5 March), Italy

Tirreno-Adriatico (7 to 13 March), Italy

Milan-Turin (16 March), Italy


Nacer Bouhanni’s programme


Analysis of Sébastien Hinault, Directeur-Sportif: “The return of the Saudi Tour to the 2022 calendar allows us to enter a team with Nacer, who in 2020 opened his victory account under our colours on the occasion of this event. The change of programme for him this year is due to the fact that he will compete in Tirreno-Adriatico which will be a different approach for him from Milan-San-Remo which as everyone knows remains one of his big objectives“.


Saudi Tour (1-5 February), Saudi Arabia

Clasica de Almeiria (13 February), Spain

Classic Drôme (27 February), France

Tirreno-Adriatico (7 to 13 March), Italy

Milan-San Remo (19 March), Italy