Clément Champoussin: "The Grand Prix Indurain, a difficult one-day race »
The Grand Prix Miguel Indurain is in a way one of the starting points of the Ardennes classics, as its course is so similar to the relief of the latter.
“The Grand Prix Indurain is a mix between long and short bumps. It’s a really nice, hilly, difficult one-day race. I was able to race it last year, and I finished 9th. We arrived in a small group in a sprint. This is the kind of race that I like, open, with usually some movement. The riders who are offensive can shine ».
“I have ridden the Grand Prix Indurain twice, including the 2022 edition with Warren’s victory. It’s a very beautiful and difficult race, with a final climb that requires a lot of positioning, as it is very close to the finish. The Grand Prix Indurain often crowns the riders who know how to be offensive”.
“Warren Barguil will not be able to defend his title in this race. He will do a training camp at altitude on the same dates in order to prepare the months of April and May. We will have some good riders on this beautiful Spanish event with Clément Champoussin, Elie Gesbert and Cristián Rodriguez. The Grand Prix Indurain is a difficult race and is aimed at climbers, and if they have a little bit of speed, it is even better. The last climb with three kilometres to go often makes the difference, with a very technical descent to follow”.