18 June 2021

Thibault Guernalec: "I gave it my all, I finished brilliantly".

Thibault Guernalec takes 10th place in the 2019 French elite time trial championship in Épinal. Matîs Louvel was 18th.

Thibault Guernalec

“I was within the top five times in a forty minute race today. It was probably the heat that made me give up. I took a water bottle in the feed zone and frankly at that moment the water was so cool that I thought it was a “mirage”, but it was very short lived! The body can come down in temperature in such heat if the effort is forty minutes or so, but on a one hour time trial it’s a problem. I have no regrets, I gave it my all and I finished with a bang”.

Matîs Louvel

“This time trial is the longest I have ridden since the beginning of my career. I used to ride a lot in the young categories, but as I got older I didn’t ride it as much because there weren’t too many competitions to ride in. I started again when I turned professional. I find a lot of pleasure in competing in this type of race, especially as we have excellent equipment in the Arkéa-Samsic team. Setting times is also a good investment for me for the future”.

Arnaud Gérard

“I was within the top five times in a forty minute race today. It was probably the heat that made me give up. I took a water bottle in the feed zone and frankly at that moment the water was so cool that I thought it was a “mirage”, but it was very short lived! The body can come down in temperature in such heat if the effort is forty minutes or so, but on a one hour time trial it’s a problem. I have no regrets, I gave it my all and I finished with a bang”.

Riders

Thibault Guernalec
Matîs Louvel