World Team | Critérium du Dauphiné
31 May 2024

Sébastien Hinault: "in the pursuit of a stage win"

With its climbers and sprinters, the ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team will be in ‘stage-hunting mode’, as sports director Sébastien Hinault has announced.

Cristián Rodríguez

‘I’m looking ahead to the Critérium du Dauphiné with the aim of doing well with the ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team. The course is really tough. It’s the legs that will do the talking.’

Clément Venturini

‘The Critérium du Dauphiné is the biggest race in my region, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It’s a final rehearsal before the Tour de France for some, and there’s always a lot of interest. I’m hoping to have a great week with the ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team. With Cristián Rodríguez and Clément Champoussin, we have some good cards to play in the mountains. For my part, along with Florian Sénéchal, I’ll have the chance to express myself in the two sprinter stages on Sunday and Thursday. The latter will be special for me as it finishes in Saint-Priest, not far from home’.

Sébastien Hinault, sports director

‘This 2024 edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné is very difficult, with several summit finishes and two very steep final stages. We’ll be counting on our two climbers, Cristián Rodríguez and Clément Champoussin, to chase down the stages, and why not achieve a good overall classification. As for the sprinters, we’ll be able to count on Clément Venturini, at home, and Florian Sénéchal to be there. I’m counting on the whole team to be opportunistic every day. Mathis Le Berre and Laurens Huys will be supporting the leaders, as will Thibault Guernalec, who will have a chance to test himself in the time trial before the French championships.”

Riders

Cristián Rodríguez
Clément Venturini