19 January 2022

Early season programme of Nicolas Edet, Hugo Hofstetter and Simon Guglielmi

Here is the programme of Hugo Hofstetter, Nicolas Édet and Simon Guglielmi. The programme of Michel Ries, who had surgery in December for an endofibrosis of the iliac artery, will be communicated later.


Nicolas Edet’s programme


Analysis by Roger Tréhin, Sports director: “Nicolas immediately expressed his wish to start the 2022 season as soon as possible. We have decided to start him in Mallorca, a stage race that offers four difficult days out of five. This will give him the opportunity to express himself. He will then support the rider who will be designated in the Tour of Oman, and even be co-leader in this competition, a race whose profile can also give him the opportunity to show himself, and finally in the Tour of Catalonia he will have the task of accompanying Nairo in the mountain stages”.


Trofeo Mallorca (26 to 30 January), Spain

Tour of Oman (10 to 15 February), Sultanate of Oman

Faun Ardèche (26 February), France

Trofeo Laigueglia (2 March), France

Milan-Turin (16 March), Italy

Vuelta de Catalunya (21 to 27 March), Spain


Hugo Hofstetter’s programme


Analysis of Yvon Caër, sport-director: “Hugo will inaugurate the red and black colours of the Arkéa-Samsic team on the occasion of the Trofeo de Mallorca with two races on his programme out of the five proposed. He will follow this up with two stage races, Etoile de Bessèges and Volta ao Algarve, in order to build up a big block and get some “cash” for the classics programme in Belgium, which is his main objective. These two one-week stage races will allow him to switch to the one-day races in Belgium such as Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, Grand Prix Samyn, i.e. the great majority of the cobbled semi-classics at the beginning of the season in Belgium”.


Trofeo Mallorca (26 to 30 January), Spain

Volta Ao Algarve (16 to 20 February), Portugal

Het Nieuwsblad (26 February), Belgium

Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne (27 February), Belgium

Grand Samyn (1 March), Belgium

Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré (6 March), Belgium

Ronde Van Drenthe (13 March), Netherland

Nokeré- Koerse (16 March), Belgium

Bredène Koksijde Classic (18 March), Belgium



Programme by Simon Guglielmi


Analysis of Arnaud Gérard, Directeur-sportif: “Simon’s profile is that of a puncheur who knows how to serve his leaders without restraint, when the race conditions require it. He will start his season with the Trofeo de Mallorca, then will compete in the Vuelta de Murcia and the Volta ao Algarve where he will be there to support Warren, while at Paris-Nice he will have the same status of team-mate but with Nairo. After that, his programme includes some French Cup races and some one-day races in Italy and Spain, with the possibility to play his card in competitions that are suitable for punchers like him”.


Trofeo Mallorca (26 to 30 January), Spain

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

Jaén Paraiso Interior (14 February), Spain

Volta Ao Algarve (16 to 20 February), Portugal

Faun Ardèche (26 February), France

Classic de la Drôme (27 February), France

Paris-Nice (6 to 13 March), France

Classic Loire-Atlantique (19 March), France