Tour de la Provence (1st stage) : Maxime Bouet 12th
At the end of the first stage of the Tour de la Provence (Istres – Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) Maxime Bouet finished 12th, Nairo Quintana 13th.
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Sports director: “We knew it was going to be a nervous day and we responded. I have confidence in my leader, Nairo Quintana, and he was not caught out today. I would also like to highlight the good work of Maxime Bouet and Lukas Owsian. The Tour de la Provence is not over but today we passed an important stage.”