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September 9, 2021, 12:54

Audrey Cordon-Ragot took 15th place on Thursday in the European Time Trial Championship (see standings), contested over a distance of 22.4 kilometers near Trento (Italy). “I have no regrets,” assures DirectVelo the Breton who has not had the best approach. Interview DirectVelo: What feeling dominates after this time trial Audrey Cordon-Ragot: I gave everything. I have no regrets. I fought with the means of the day. I am proud of myself because I did not have the best of confidence. And then it’s such a difficult exercise. From his sofa, we do not realize the effort it is. For me, it was important to find sensations, to give myself to 300%. I had a great coach behind who pushed me. He told me things that made me transcend myself. No matter what the outcome, I am proud of myself. Today (Thursday), we are beaten by a very great champion. She has been crushing for a few months now on all time trials. I don’t have to be ashamed of my performance. It bodes well for what is to come. “THERE WAS NO MANAGEMENT” How did you manage your effort? There was no management. I gave it my all from start to finish. I had no tactics. It was a very short time, I knew it was going to go very quickly, so the important thing was to start at a very good pace from the start. Position was also very important. There were some very fast, very rolling ends. We had to tuck our shoulders in, lower our heads, etc … These are things that we repeat to ourselves every minute and that we also repeat in the headset. So you really focus on yourself and give your all. I think I took some time back in the technical parts where I was doing quite well. Now I don’t have the same build as Marlen Reusser who is taller and heavier than me. On the downhill sections, the power certainly spoke and the clock was very flat. It was not ideal for you … Me, I like lap times with changes of pace and when it is more hilly. Today was ten minute straights, so it wasn’t necessarily something I liked. Despite that, I think it was a very good exercise. It’s always important to do time trials. We don’t have much of an opportunity to do it during the year. It was the first long time trial since the French Championship in June. It was a good start for the World Championships. I was aiming for a Top 10 at the start. At the first inter I was in the game for the Top 5. I think I got a little stuck on the final. “THEY HAVE GOT ME WELL UP” You did not know the best approach … I was very well in Plouay, but I fell during the race. Then I went through four just horrible days of Vuelta. I was really in the hard, let loose in the gruppetto every day. So I arrived here a little depressed. I’m lucky to be in the France team with great staff and to have really great colleagues. They cheered me up for three days. I arrived this morning “with the pump” and the desire to do well. I think I gave it my all. Frankly, I’m proud of myself. The Vuelta was complicated for the French! It was a bit of a slaughter for the girls of the French Team, but Juliette (Labous) is doing well, she has recovered well. I think she will be up and running on Saturday if all goes well. Me, we’ll see. I don’t know how it’s going to do it. The important thing is to get a medal, regardless of who is on the podium. We really want it.

Audrey CORDON RAGOT

The races follow each other and are similar for Thibaut Pinot. Already offensive in the Tour du Limousin, for his great recovery, the Groupama-FDJ rider continues to show that he is capable of attacking and fighting again at the forefront. In the Classic Grand Besançon Doubs this Friday, he represented his people in the leading group which fought for victory. “We thought we were

This is a thunderclap in the world of amateur cycling. Team Pro Immo Nicolas Roux, winner of the BBB-DirectVelo Challenge for the past three seasons and on course to win it for a fourth time in 2021, will no longer be part of the pelotons next year. integrates the Continental level

Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) won in the sprint this Friday the first edition of the Classic Grand Besançon Doubs (1.1), contested between Besançon and Marchaux over a distance of 172.5 kilometers. He finished ahead of Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroën Team) and Axel Zingle (Cofidis). Ranking: 1. * GIRMAY Biniam INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-G ERI the 172.5 km in 4h10’20 ”

Bastien Tronchon (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) won this Tuesday the 68th edition of the Grand Prix de Fougères-Harmonie Mutuelle Trophy, third and final round of the Coupe de France N1. After 174 kilometers of racing, he beat Jean-Louis Le Ny (WB-Fybolia Locminé) and Nicolas Debeaumarché (SCO Dijon-Team Materiel-velo.com) .Bastien Tronchon succeeds Maxime Chevalier on the prize list

Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën Team) won the 15th edition of the Tour du Jura (1.1) this Saturday, contested over a distance of 181.7 kilometers around Lons-le-Saunier. He was ahead of Simone Velasco (Gazprom-RusVelo) and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). Benedict Cosnefroy succeeds Kobe Goosens on the list. Ranking: 1. COSNEFROY Benoit AG2R CITROEN TEAM FRA

Dorian Godon (AG2R Citroën Team) won the 36th edition of the Tour du Doubs (1.1) this Sunday, the eighth round of the FDJ French Cup, contested between Morteau and Pontarlier over a distance of 201 kilometers. He beat Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) and Tom Paquot (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB). Dorian Godon succeeds the Belgian Loïc Vliegen in the prize list.

Johan Le Bon (Dinan Sport Cycling) won, this Friday, the first stage of the 3 Days of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (Elite Nationale), contested between Tourlaville and Port-Bail-sur-Mer (Manche) over a distance of 146 , 2 kilometers. He beat Mathis Le Berre (Côtes d’Armor-Marie Morin-U). Johan Le Bon also became the first leader of this 41st edition.

Groupama-FDJ Continental will have a trainee at the end of the season. This is New Zealander Jack Drage (AC Bisontine). He is expected to participate in the Ronde de l’Isard (2.2U). The 18-year-old rider won the New Zealand U21 Championship this year. He also finished 8th in the New Zealand Time Trial Championship and a stage in the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Théo Cotard (WB-Fybolia Locminé) won this Saturday the second stage of the 3 Days of Cherbourg (Elite Nationale), contested between Querqueville and Octeville (Manche) over a distance of 152 kilometers. He beat his team-mate Maxime Renault (WB-Fybolia Locminé) and Giacomo Ballabio (Charvieu-Chavagneux IC). Johan Le Bon (Dinan Sport Cycling) retains the lead in the general classification.

The Vinokourov brothers, Alexandre and Nicolas, are trainees at the end of the season with the Continental Vino-Astana Motors team. They begin their internship on Tuesday for the Tour of Romania (2.1). The 19-year-old Kazakh twins are made redundant at UC Monaco. Alexandre finished this year 10th in the Kazakhstan Espoirs Championship of the time trial. Nicolas ranked him

Sandy Dujardin (Vendée U) won this Wednesday the 41st edition of the Vendée classic Jard-Les Herbiers (Elite Nationale). After 155.5 kilometers of racing, he beat Maël Guégan (UC Nantes Atlantique) and Jean-Louis Le Ny (WB-Fybolia Locminé). Sandy Dujardin succeeds Adrien Lagrée (VC Pays de Loudéac) in the prize list.

Romain Bacon (Mixed CC Nogent-sur-Oise / Morlaix Cycling Performance) won this Sunday the third and last stage of the 3 Days of Cherbourg (Elite Nationale), contested around Cherbourg over a distance of 153 kilometers. He beat Jordan Labrosse (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) and Valentin Terrien (Laval Cyclisme 53) .Johan Le Bon (Dinan Sport Cycling) won the general classification of

The European Road Championship will take place from September 8 to 12 in Trento, northeastern Italy. Here is the entire French selection for this event: The French selection: Against the clockJuniors FemmesPauline

Alec Segaert won this Wednesday in Trento (Trentino Alto Adige), the European Junior Men’s Time Trial Championship. The Belgian beat his compatriot Cian Uijtdebroeks and Eddy Le Huitouze (France). Alec Segaert succeeds the Czech Mathias Vacek on the list. Ranking: 1. SEGAERT Alec (BEL) BELGIUM the 22.4 km in 26’26 ” (avg. 50.83 km / h) 2. UIJTDEBROEKS Cian (BEL) BELGIUM

Jason Tesson (St-Michel-Auber 93) won in the sprint, this Friday, the first stage through Hauts-de-France (2.2), contested over 133.8 kilometers between Duisans and Lagnicourt-Marcel (Pas- de-Calais). He finished ahead of Alexis Pierre (VC Rouen 76) and Erlend Blikra (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team). Jason Tesson at the same time became the first leader of the general classification.

The races follow each other and are similar for Thibaut Pinot. Already offensive in the Tour du Limousin, for his great recovery, the Groupama-FDJ rider continues to show that he is capable of attacking and fighting again at the forefront. In the Classic Grand Besançon Doubs this Friday, he represented his people in the leading group which fought for victory. “We thought we were

The outcome of the Tour de l’Avenir on Tuesday may have turned to an innocuous stage. About thirty kilometers from the finish, nearly 60 runners were involved in a massive fall. Among them, Juan Ayuso. Despite not having a fracture, the Spaniard, who was injured in the shoulder, did not leave. His road stops

This is a thunderclap in the world of amateur cycling. Team Pro Immo Nicolas Roux, winner of the BBB-DirectVelo Challenge for the past three seasons and on course to win it for a fourth time in 2021, will no longer be part of the pelotons next year. integrates the Continental level

Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) won in the sprint this Friday the first edition of the Classic Grand Besançon Doubs (1.1), contested between Besançon and Marchaux over a distance of 172.5 kilometers. He finished ahead of Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroën Team) and Axel Zingle (Cofidis). Ranking: 1. * GIRMAY Biniam INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-G ERI the 172.5 km in 4h10’20 ”

Bastien Tronchon (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) won this Tuesday the 68th edition of the Grand Prix de Fougères-Harmonie Mutuelle Trophy, third and final round of the Coupe de France N1. After 174 kilometers of racing, he beat Jean-Louis Le Ny (WB-Fybolia Locminé) and Nicolas Debeaumarché (SCO Dijon-Team Materiel-velo.com) .Bastien Tronchon succeeds Maxime Chevalier on the prize list

Tobias Halland Johannessen (Norway) won this Friday the seventh stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Hope), contested between Saint-Vulbas and Grand Colombier (Ain) over a distance of 97.9 kilometers. The Norwegian beat Filippo Zana (Italy) and Thomas Gloag (Great Britain), while Tobias Halland Johannessen took the yellow leader’s jersey at the same time.

Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën Team) won the 15th edition of the Tour du Jura (1.1) this Saturday, contested over a distance of 181.7 kilometers around Lons-le-Saunier. He was ahead of Simone Velasco (Gazprom-RusVelo) and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). Benedict Cosnefroy succeeds Kobe Goosens on the list. Ranking: 1. COSNEFROY Benoit AG2R CITROEN TEAM FRA

Carlos Rodriguez (Spain) won solo, this Sunday, the ninth and last stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup of Hope), contested over a distance of 78.1 kilometers between La Touissure and Séez – Col du Petit Saint-Bernard (Savoie). The Spaniard beat Georg Steinhauser (Germany) and Filippo Zana (Italy). Tobias Halland Johannessen (Norway) wins the ranking

Florentin Lecamus-Lambert (VC Rouen 76) won this Sunday the 20th Grand Prix de Plouay Amateurs (Elite Nationale). After 150.4 kilometers of racing, he beat Sandy Dujardin (Vendée U) and Tom Mainguenaud (Sojasun espoir-ACNC). Florentin Lecamus-Lambert succeeds Dylan Kowalski on the winners of the Breton event. Unofficial classification: 1.

Marijn van den Berg (Netherlands) won in the sprint, this Monday, the third stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Château-Thierry (Aisne) and Donnemarie-Dontilly (Seine-et- Marne) over a distance of 153.4 kilometers. The Dutchman beat Arnaud De Lie and Stan Van Tricht (Belgium). His teammate Mick Van Dijke retains the yellow leader’s jersey.

Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) won this Sunday the 41st edition of the Polynormande (1.1), the seventh round of the Coupe de France FDJ. After 168.9 kilometers, between Avranches and Saint-Martin-de-Landelles (Manche), he sprinted ahead of defending champion Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën Team) and Anthony Perez (Cofidis). * MADOUAS Valentin GROUPAMA-FDJ

Dorian Godon (AG2R Citroën Team) won the 36th edition of the Tour du Doubs (1.1) this Sunday, the eighth round of the FDJ French Cup, contested between Morteau and Pontarlier over a distance of 201 kilometers. He beat Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) and Tom Paquot (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB). Dorian Godon succeeds the Belgian Loïc Vliegen in the prize list.

Anders Halland Johannessen (Norway) won this Thursday the sixth stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Champagnole and Septmoncel (Jura) over a distance of 111 kilometers. The Norwegian beat his twin brother Tobias Halland Johannessen and Thomas Gloag (Great Britain). Mick Van Dijke (Netherlands) retains the yellow leader’s jersey.

Johan Le Bon (Dinan Sport Cycling) won, this Friday, the first stage of the 3 Days of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (Elite Nationale), contested between Tourlaville and Port-Bail-sur-Mer (Manche) over a distance of 146 , 2 kilometers. He beat Mathis Le Berre (Côtes d’Armor-Marie Morin-U). Johan Le Bon also became the first leader of this 41st edition.

Soren Waerenskjold (Norway) won this Saturday the first stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes) and Soissons (Aisne) over a distance of 161.2 kilometers. He beat Luca Colnaghi (Italy) and Axel Laurance (France). Soren Waerenskjold, already winner of the prologue, consolidates his yellow leader’s jersey.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step training has just presented Julian Alaphilippe’s new bike, for the next twelve months. A bike that will therefore accompany his now World Road Champion outfit.It is a Specialized Tarmac SL7 that Julian Alaphilippe will use for the first time in competition this Sunday, on the occasion of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. photos, below, the new machine

Dimitri Ilongo died this Wednesday evening. The rider licensed at the USSA Pavilly Barentin was 30 years old, Dimitri Ilongo defended the colors of Argenteuil Val de Seine 95, ESEG Douai, Team Peltrax-CS Dammarie-lès-Lys, C’Chartres Cyclisme and therefore from the USSA Pavilly Barentin, since 2020. On June 20, he won in the Tour d’Erdre

Bryan Alaphilippe will only have worn the St-Michel-Auber 93 jersey for one season. Back among the professionals last January, Auvergnat had a particularly complicated season, both personally and athletically. Under these conditions, he hoped that Stéphane Javalet and the staff of the Conti Ile-de-France give him a second chance, but it will not be. “While

The French Cycling Federation has published the latest update of the variations applied to cycling of health decisions related to containment. From now on on the public highway, all “non-priority” cyclists, minors or adults supervised by a club when they leave, will be able to ride inside their department, beyond the radius.

Justin Mottier’s adventure with the professionals comes to an end. After three seasons within the collective of B&B Hôtels-Vital Concept, the Mayennais was dismissed by its managers for lack of results. A situation fully understood by the 27-year-old athlete, who certainly does not want to feel sorry for himself. Quite the contrary: here it is

Warren Barguil was frustrated, not to say pissed off, in the finish area across Flanders (1.UWT). Long candidate for victory – or at least for the podium – in the Belgian event, being present in the counter-attack group behind the Dutchman

Juliette Labous has a lot to be frustrated with. This weekend, the Franc-Comtoise was scheduled to take part in the Ceratizit Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta, the last professional women’s race of the season, on the sidelines of the men’s Tour of Spain. After seeing her Regional Championship and then the Tour de Bretagne canceled, the member of Team Sunweb had tried to keep the motivation

Kenny Elissonde experienced Julian Alaphilippe’s victory from a distance on the Imola circuit. “I was trying to stop and see on the giant screens what was going on.” But it was when he found his roommate that the emotion returned. “That asshole, he made me cry.” The runner of

After a season at St-Michel-Auber 93, Bryan Alaphilippe, who was not retained by the Continental team (read here), will be back in the amateur peloton in 2021. L’Auvergnat has joined Team U Nantes Atlantique announces its future club.

Axel Mariault (UC Nantes Atlantique) won, this Saturday, in Épinal (Vosges), the French Amateur Championship. After 170.4 kilometers of racing, he beat Louis Richard (EC Saint-Etienne Loire) and Paul Lapeira (AG2R Citroën U23 Team). Axel Mariault succeeds Jason Tesson on the prize list. Unofficial classification: 1. MARIAULT Axel UC NANTES ATLANTIQUE

The Ministry of Sports has updated its table of health variations for sport.While in the version of December 18, supervised training on public roads for adults was authorized without limitation of number (read here), the version

Théo Nonner will no longer wear the Conti Groupama-FDJ jersey this season, any more than he has done so far in 2021. In full reflection since last December, the Ile-de-France has decided to put on a end of his cycling career, he who no longer felt the desire to ride and who did not touch

Clément Venturini (AG2R Citroën Team) won, this Sunday, in Pontchâteau (Loire-Atlantique), the French Elite Men cyclo-cross Championship. The podium was completed by Joshua Dubau (Team Peltrax-CS Dammarie-lès-Lys) and David Menut (Cross Team Legendre) .Clément Venturini thus won his fourth title of French Elite Champion. Ranking :

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) won the first stage of the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes and Var Nice-Matin (2.1) this Friday, run over 183.9 kilometers between Biot and Gourdon (Alpes-Maritimes). The Dutchman beat Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën Team) and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). Bauke Mollema also became the first leader of this 53rd edition. Ranking

The French Cycling Federation announces in a press release the reduction of measures for practitioners. They are different for adults and minors. Adults have the right to resume an activity with their club. However, they must respect the rule of 3 hours and 20 kilometers of radius around the home, as well as ride in a group of up to six people.

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