La Polynormande : Warren Barguil returns to racing
Warren Barguil will make his return to racing on the roads of the Polynormande this Sunday, the 13th round of the French Cup. It will also be the first race for Pierre Thierry, a trainee in the colours of the Arkéa-Samsic team and recent bronze medallist in the U23 time trial at the Championnat de France de l’Avenir.
“I feel in good shape because I have been preparing well for the French U23 Championship this week. I will discover the professional world with the Arkéa-Samsic team during the Polynormande. There is a special feeling and pride in racing for a Breton team, alongside riders like Warren or Laurent, for me who also come from this region. I am expecting a different level than in the amateurs of course but I will arrive with some reference points. The race profiles in Brittany and Normandy correspond well to me and as far as the Polynormande is concerned, I have already competed in other categories.”
“It will be Warren’s and Matîs’ comeback in his region after the Tour. We have a really good team at the start and they will be eager to get a good result. Especially since we are adding our trainee Pierre Thierry who is in good shape after his good 3rd place in the time trial of the French U23 Championships. For him, this will be a great first experience. The Polynormande is still difficult to read because few teams want to take responsibility for the race on a circuit finish.”