14 April 2023

Amstel Gold Race, Yvon Caër: "the first episode of the Ardennes campaign"

Traditionally, the Amstel Gold Race opens the cycle of the three Ardennes classics. The Arkéa-Samsic team will be based around its leader Warren Barguil. He will be able to rely on a collective .

Louis Barré

“I will discover the Amstel Gold Race. I’ve already raced in the U23 category in Ardennes-type events, like Liège-Bastogne-Liege. I know that the distance for professionals is not the same, and the same for the pace in the race. But these types of races are the ones that I like with distance and difficulty. I like hilly races like that, now I also know that it will be a discovery for me but I want to take my marks, gain experience on these competitions for the future”.

Yvon Caër, sports director

“The Amstel Gold Race is the classic that opens the Ardennes triptych, while retaining a little mountain and cobblestone spirit. It is held in the Netherlands and alternates between small roads and larger roads. It is almost a circuit race since the riders take the same places several times, including the famous Cauberg. Warren Barguil made an interesting comeback on the Flèche Brabançonne after a training period in Spain, and is entering a period of objective races on which he has already performed. He is surrounded by a team of climbers and climbers who will be at his service, even if some of them will be able to anticipate his movements and serve as relays later on.”


Louis Barré