Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var : Victory for Kevin Vauquelin
Third in the last stage, Kevin Vauquelin wins the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var, his second professional success in three days.
On the line
“I have been under pressure all day and I still don’t fully realize what I have just done. I am happy to win this general classification and during the three stages I could count on a very solid team around me and I really thank everyone.
When I arrived on this race, I wanted to achieve a good general classification, at least win a stage. The result is beyond my expectations. This Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var allows me to approach Paris-Nice with confidence.
This will be my first week-long UCI WorldTour race and I know that the level will be even higher.”
“We had a stressful day with a scenario that we had imagined from the start. The whole Arkea-Samsic team showed great teamwork. Kevin was well supported during the three stages and he was able to show his self-control to take his first two professional victories. We showed great things during this race, and it’s up to us to continue on this path.