Sailing over the line, arms aloft, to take a stage victory must be such a spine-tingling feeling. How much sweeter must it be when it comes on the roads you call home, or it’s your very first as a professional. Lets get down to the races in the Basque country and the Loire and find out.
While most of us were marvelling at exploits in the cobbled and Ardennes classics, many professional riders were pounding the roads elsewhere in search of victories for their team. Ahead of his participation in the forthcoming Giro d’Italia, here is FDJ’s Sebastien Chavanel’s April report.