World Team | Mercan'Tour Classic
27 May 2024

Mickaël Leveau: “we are approaching this race with a lot of desire”

The ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team will be at the start of the Mercan’Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes. A “home” race for Clément Champoussin.


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Clément Champoussin

“I completed an internship of several weeks at altitude in Sierra Nevada with the ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team in order to prepare for the second part of the season. The Mercan’Tour Classic will mark my return to competition. I trained well and I can’t wait to start at Puget-Théniers. It’s a race that I have already competed in twice, and which takes place at home. The profile is suitable for pure climbers, with fairly long passes and almost 4000 meters of positive altitude difference. I hope to get a good result and have a great race, especially as other important deadlines are approaching.”

Mickaël Leveau, directeur sportif

“The ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team is approaching the Mercan’Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes with great enthusiasm. The route has been slightly modified since this year, the runners will arrive at the summit of Valberg. We have a good ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team at the start of this climber-type event, including Clément Champoussin, who will be riding on his training routes, and Cristián Rodriguez, who finished 5th last year. Which gives us two great advantages depending on the racing circumstances.”