26 March 2023

Roue Tourangelle, Guernalec offensive, Grondin 10th

Thibault Guernalec was in the lead for a long time, but like the rest of the Arkéa-Samsic team, he was aggressive in the Roue Tourangelle. Donavan Grondin finished 10th in Tours.

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Thibault Guernalec

On the line

“I had a little bit of trouble last weekend, I was lacking some energy after Paris-Nice. I am happy with my feeling today. I had a good attack in the final of this Roue Tourangelle, we knew that there was a tailwind in the last thirty kilometres and that we had to try. Some riders told me afterwards that they regretted not to have followed me. We were the only ones to try something, others were more wait and see and can bite their fingers off. We tried. It didn’t work in our favour, but it’s the state of mind that we must have and that will pay off”.

Mickaël Leveau, Sport-director

The debrief’

 “We opted for an offensive race. The riders tried to harden the race during the difficulties, Thibault went in a breakaway, but unfortunately, he never received the support that would have allowed him to go further. Laurent and Donavan also tried in the final, but the outcome of the race was a sprint. Donavan finished in 10th position in what was a rather disjointed race”.