Guest Voice: Sebastien Chavanel – our man in the peloton

Last year FDJ physio Sophie Chavanel shared her experiences throughout the season. This year it’s the turn of her husband, sprinter Sebastien Chavanel, who has returned to ride for FDJ as Nacer Bouhanni’s poisson pilote. Seb will be VeloVoices’ man in the peloton, revealing team tactics and giving his view of how races unfold for FDJ. Here’s his tale from last week’s French stage race Etoile de Besseges. Continue reading

Quickest in Qatar

‘‘Our legs were sometimes doing 110 turns per minute’’ 

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Boonen takes it by a hair overGreipel in Stage 4 of Tour of Qatar (Image: ASO/B.Bade)

So said FDJ’s Arnaud Demare about yesterday’s stage. It was fast and furious in Stage 4 of the Tour of Qatar but Boonen prevailed… And BOY, does he look in fantastic form. Fingers crossed he stays healthy and happy this spring. [Story from Sydney Morning Herald, 13 Feb]