05 June 2022

Critérium du Dauphiné (1st stage) : Maxime Bouet 4th overall

After of a long breakaway, Maxime Bouet is 4th of the general classification.
Photos Frédéric Machabert

Maxime Bouet

” Many times, on the Critérium du Dauphiné, the breakaway on the first stage was the winner. I said to myself why not. There was a big fight to get the win. I thought there would be more of us. We got along well, we rode at the pace. I was able to make a bonus, I tried, I took pleasure. I want to continue like that on this race, so that the Arkea-Samsic team can enjoy itself on this beautiful event of the calendar. I tried today, tomorrow I will try to recover well so that I can try again in the days to come.”

Arnaud Gérard

“The first stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné was already very hilly. The idea was to be more than three riders at the front, because on the first day of such an event you never know who will carry the weight of the race. Maxime managed to be in front, he took a bonus. That’s good. That puts the team in the general standings. It’s a good day. We tried to set up the sprint for Matis, but it was a bit chaotic. In any case, the Arkea-Samsic team responded to this first stage.”