22 January 2023

Tour Down Under, stage 5: "we've learnt from this 1st participation"

Yvon Caër reviews the first participation of the Arkéa-Samsic team in the Tour Down Under.

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Yvon Caër, directeur sportif

“Elie is in the top 20 of the Tour Down Under, which was our minimum goal by coming to this race. It was a first for us on this competition scheduled so early in the season, we gained experience and we know what to do in the future. We had carte blanche with Ewen and Mathis. They were both in front while it was fighting, and their physical qualities were put forward. Alessandro also finished well, together with Elie. Now we are focused to do well on the Cadel Evans next Sunday. One thing is certain: we have learned what we have to do for the Tour Down Under in terms of delay, of adaptation to the austral summer in the future”.