It was great to catch up with VeloVoices’ guest voice Sebastien Chavanel after Paris-Nice and hear his account in person. Of course, he was smiling as it had gone well for his team FDJ: third place overall, two stage wins and two days in the yellow jersey. He confirmed that it’ll give the team plenty of confidence for the forthcoming races. But let’s backtrack a bit and go to the start of the race to hear what Seb had to say. Continue reading
A thrilling and fiercely contested Paris-Nice saw Carlos Betancur take his second overall victory this season by a handful of (bonus) seconds over world champion Rui Costa.
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