Roger Tréhin: "Denain, a foretaste of the cobbles of the North”
Tomorrow’s Grand Prix de Denain will be a kind of mini rehearsal of the Enfer du Nord, just a few days before the start of the big classic in Roubaix.
“I hope that tomorrow’s race will be hard with twelve cobbled sectors in the final laps. We also have possibilities for the sprint with Dan and Bram. I am feeling better and better physically. I’m coming into the race in good shape and I’m building up to it. I think that racing in the Primus Classic was good for me physically, and yesterday in the Grand Prix of Isbergues I worked for the team. I hope that my condition will improve in the coming weeks in order to get good results individually and collectively for the Arkéa-Samsic team.
“The Grand Prix de Denain has twelve cobbled sectors for a total of 21 kilometres on this type of road, and this during the last hundred kilometres. There is a big field for this 2021 edition of the Grand Prix of Denain with eleven World-Tour riders at the start, the most likely scenario for this race is a finish in small groups, or a solo finish like Van Der Poël did when he won here. I think there will be a lot of racing in this event, which offers a taste of the cobbles of the North”.