Mathis Le Berre: "The French Cup rounds are less locked in".
The Roue Tourangelle can end with a massive sprint, as well as give rise to a movement race.
“My role will be to protect the fast riders as much as possible so that they don’t get caught in the wind, but also to place them as well as possible near the finish line. The Coupes de France rounds are more “punchy” than the UCI WorldTour events, and are sometimes less “controlled”. These competitions are more unrestrained and that suits me. I can also slip into the breakaways if necessary. This can also be an asset for the team”.
“Often the Roue Tourangelle crowns a sprinter, it is an event that is within their capabilities, you only have to look at the list of winners. But from one year to the next the race patterns can vary. The intentions of some teams might be not to favour a sprint this season, so we are going to this event with riders who can also race, if ever there are moves to be made, especially as the weather is expected to be rather unstable on Sunday”.