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

Early season French races review

It’s been an interesting start to the French season and we’re going to be having a quick look back at the GP Cycliste La Marseillaise, Etoile de Besseges, Tour Mediterraneen and the Tour du Haut Var, all of which lived up to expectations and – despite weather-related issues – delivered so much more. Continue reading

Rider updates: Mark Cavendish, Marcel Kittel and Peter Sagan

I’m following the progress of three sprinters in 2012: reigning world champion Mark Cavendish, 1t4i’s Marcel Kittel and Liquigas’ Peter Sagan. Each of the three have now completed two early-season stage races, and all three will be delighted to have registered their first wins already. Here’s a quick summary of how they have been doing over the last few weeks.
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