10 August 2022

Circuit Franco-Belge: Benjamin Declercq 13ème

At the end of a rough final, Benjamin Declercq took 13th place in the Circuit Franco-Belge. It was also a first opportunity to see Toon Clynhens, who has been a trainee since August 1st, ride his first race with the Arkéa-Samsic team.

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Toon Clynhens

“It was very hot today and that made the race even more difficult. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with my first professional race for Arkéa-Samsic. The level was very high and it was a radical change from what I had experienced in the U23 category. It was a good learning experience for me.”

Roger Tréhin, sport director

“The final circuit was really tough. Dan rode well for most of the race but he lacked the strength to fight in a very difficult sprint, on a bump, where everything is less tied up than on the flat. For his first race with us, Toon was present until one lap from the finish alongside his team-mates. He did well on a course that wasn’t necessarily cut out for his abilities.”