19 February 2022

Volta Ao Algarve (Stage 4), Thibault Guernalec 6th, 8th overall.

With Thibault Guernalec in 6th place, the Arkéa-Samsic team managed a good result on the Volta Ao Algarve stage, with Connor Swift and Clément Russo finishing 10th and 14th respectively. Thibault is now 8th overall. The Arkéa-Samsic team is in 2nd place in the team classification.


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Thibault Guernalec

On the line


I chose a slightly aggressive strategy by starting in over-rev at the beginning of this stage, and I think it was the right choice because I lost very little time at the end of the race. I’m happy with my legs and the way I saw this time. It’s a good result, I’m two seconds off the top 5. This confirms the progress that the team has made, as there are three Arkéa-Samsic riders in the top 15 of this stage. The objective tomorrow on the last stage of the Volta Ao Algarve will be to keep a top 10 overall”.

Arnaud Gérard, Sport-Director

The debrief’

“We have three riders ranked among the 14ers of this Volta Ao Algarve time trial. Thibault is 8th overall, Connor 11th. This is another great collective performance, and confirms our level since the beginning of the season. These results were achieved in the face of great competition, with a high level of competition. It bodes well for the end of this stage race tomorrow, with Malhaò being climbed twice. We will try to repeat the feat that Elie achieved here last year”.


Thibault Guernalec