02 October 2022

Tour de Vendée: 2 men in the top 5 for the team

On the offensive all day with Anthony Delaplace and Laurent Pichon in the final, the Arkéa-Samsic team places 2 riders in the top 5 with Christophe Noppe and Matîs Louvel.

Matîs Louvel

“I think that I am in my place on this sprint finish behind pure sprinters even if the final suited me well. The day wasn’t hard enough for them. In the final, the whole team worked well for me to put me in the best position. There was a crash in front of me which cost me a small break that I couldn’t close but I still did a good sprint.”

Romain Hardy

“Je pense que je suis à ma place sur cette arrivée derrière les purs sprinters même si le final me convenait bien. La journée n’était pas assez dure pour eux. Dans le final, toute l’équipe a bien travaillé pour moi afin de me mettre dans la meilleure position. Il y a eu une chute devant moi qui m’a coûté une petite échappée que je n’ai pas pu conclure mais j’ai quand même fait un bon sprint.”

Yvon Ledanois, directeur sportif

“We had designated Matîs as leader today. The instructions were not to suffer the race and to be active like Anthony and Laurent. We never took the race the wrong way, all that was respected and we are logically in our place. By placing 2 riders in the top 5, there are no regrets.