26 April 2023

Tour de Romandie Stage 1

Arnaud Gérard, sports director, makes an analysis of this first stage of the Tour de Romandie.

Photos Fred Machabert

Arnaud Gérard

“After a prologue that was not very successful for us, it was important to be “in the mix” for this first road stage. With almost 2400 meters of ascent, we knew that the profile could hold some surprises. Unfortunately, Luca Mozzato ended up in a group with the sprinters. Despite everything, the team worked well around Kevin Vauquelin, our leader for this Tour de Romandie. Kevin Ledanois just came to get a top 15 today, it shows that all our riders want to do well. Tomorrow, we cross the border and start from Morteau with a finish in La Chaux de Fonds. The profile is quite complicated today, we will have to be together and be vigilant.”