Tour de l'Ain (stage 1): "the guys behaved as expected"
The Arkéa-Samsic riders were on the offensive in the final on the eve of the two mountain stages.
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“The guys behaved as expected today. Of the three days, it wasn’t the one that suited us best so we tried to outwit the teams who had lined up sprinters. Anthony, Elie and Simon were offensive in the final. I also remember that they were present when there was a good skimming on the last climb. Now, there are two very hard stages left to tackle that will decide the overall classification.”