12 August 2022

Arctic Race of Norway (stage 2): Amaury Capiot 2nd

On the 2nd stage of the Norwegian race, Amaury Capiot takes 2nd place after a bunch sprint. He also takes the blue jersey of leader of the points classification.

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Amaury Capiot

“On the heat of the moment, I’m a little disappointed. There was a way to do better. I feel that I am launching too early, Groenewegen does it a bit later and finally I come back well. Details matter. With hindsight, this second place is still satisfying. Alan gave 110% for me to place me in the final and this podium is a reward for the work of my teammates today. It also shows that the form and the confidence are there. “

Yvon Caër, directeur sportif

“Amaury started the sprint a little bit early with a headwind. Against a sprinter of Groenewegen’s calibre in this kind of finish, we can’t afford these small mistakes. Even if we could have hoped for a better result by correcting these details, there are no regrets. It’s a good result that rewards the good work of everyone. His blue jersey tonight proves his consistency and reliability. There will be another opportunity for him on Sunday. We mustn’t stop believing, he has the legs to raise his arms in this race.”


Amaury Capiot