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September 15, 2021, 6:30 PM

Christophe Laporte was considered one of the big favorites of the Grand Prix de Wallonie (1.Pro) and the Varois assumed his status. In strong, the sprinter of the Cofidis team won and confirms that he will have to be counted on in the French team, in a few days, on the roads of the World Championship. DirectVelo was present in Namur to collect the first reaction of the future rider of the Jumbo-Visma. The opportunity to come back to the race of the day but also to address its future, in the very short as well as in the longer term.DirectVelo: You were expected this Wednesday and you did not miss it! Christophe Laporte: It is a race that I really like. I did 3rd there in 2015, for my second year with the pros. I preferred the arrival at the Citadel by the cobblestones but there was still a nice and difficult finish. We had a lot of bumps in the end. The race broke loose very early on. I’m happy to win here in Wallonia. How did you manage this sprint? The team did a great job before reaching the bump. Then I really ended up in the front. A lot of riders probably tried to grab my wheel and so I didn’t have to rub too much. An Arkéa runner attacked and everyone looked at me. If I went there I would lose the sprint but if I waited for someone to take me I could win. I wanted to play a winner so I preferred to wait. A runner from Qhubeka went there, I followed, I ended up in front … Then I felt Tosh (Van der Sande) start his sprint on my left so I went too. I was able to hold on to the line (see standings). I like to run in Belgium, when it’s racing and it’s less controlled. These are the types of races that suit me well.It bodes very well before the World Championship in Flanders, in a few days! Julian (Alaphilippe) will be the favorite and No. 1 leader of the team but we will be several protected. It will be a race of movements, it will be necessary to follow the blows. We will have a very big team at the World Cup so I hope to have a good day, have a good team race and go get the rainbow jersey with the France team. This race will look like a Classic so it’s hard to have just one leader. Obviously, there will be openings and above all, the work will have to benefit the whole team. I have already done the Flèche Brabançonne so I saw the roads we are going to pass. It’s a course that can be fine for me, it’s going to be tough and there will be a lot of bumps. Positioning will be very important so the team race will be all the more important. We will have to watch Belgium and Italy, we saw that they were very strong too. Before this World Cup, I will play Eschborn-Frankfurt again to prepare myself. “I KNOW THAT I WILL HAVE MY LUCK TOO” Many people speak of Wout van Aert as the No.1 favorite for the world title. What do you think? He will be one of the favorites but a second knife can take him too. In a World Championship, the favorites are rarely trapped but these are special races. It’s hard to come up with just one favorite name. No team will really be able to control the race all day. In 2022 you will be riding alongside this same Wout van Aert at Jumbo-Visma… It will be a pleasure to race with him next year. I will run a lot with him. It’s a project that I liked. They wanted to strengthen the Classics side so that Wout was not isolated. I hope I will be an additional asset to the team. We haven’t discussed the race schedule yet but I know I will have my luck in some races as well. The Classics are still open races, there will be openings and that will be the highlight of my next season for sure. Do you feel stronger than ever? This is my best year. I have progressed physically and mentally. The next four years will be important, which is also why I made the choice to go to one of the best teams in the world.

Christophe LAPORTE

The second stage of the Women’s Tour of Ardèche (2.1) promised a show, and it did not disappoint. The 123-kilometer race on the program, from Anneyron down to the Beauchastel dam – all complemented by five climbs listed in the mountain classification (

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

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

Romain Grégoire (France) won, this Friday, in Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige), the European Junior Men’s Championship. After 107.2 kilometers of the race, he beat the Norwegian Per Strand Hagenes and his compatriot Lenny Martinez in the sprint. Romain Grégoire succeeds the Danish Kasper Andersen on the list. Ranking: 1. GREGOIRE Romain (FRA) FRANCE the 107.2

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.

Victor Koretzky arrives on the road. The mountain bike specialist has signed up for the next two seasons with B&B Hôtels p / b KTM, announces the French ProTeam. “I want to find out what I’m capable of at this level. When I see all these mountain bikers or former mountain bikers shine at the greatest races in the world, I tell myself to seize the opportunities, to rush

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.

The VC Rouen 76 will recruit for the 2022 season two riders currently at Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Métropole, DirectVelo has learned. They are Dylan Kowalski – our photo – and Jordan Levasseur, who will thus find a club with which they have already evolved. Dylan Kowalski, who joined the Continental squad last winter, this year finished 5th in the Pérenchies GP

Thibau Nys (Belgium) won, this Saturday, in Trento (Trentino-Alto-Adige), the European Championship Men. After 133.6 kilometers of racing, he beat Filippo Baroncini (Italy) and Juan Ayuso (Spain). Thibau Nys succeeds the Norwegian Jonas Iversby Hvideberg on the list. NYS Thibau (BEL) BELGIUM the 133.6 km in 3h06’57 ” (avg. 42.875 Km / h)

Stefan Küng (Switzerland) became, this Thursday, in Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige), European Champion Elite Men of the time trial. The Swiss beat the Italian Filippo Ganna and the Belgian Remco Evenepoel, leaving Stefan Küng to retain his title. KÜNG Stefan (SUI) SWITZERLAND the 22.4 km in 24’29 ” (average 54.86 km / h). 2. GANNA Filippo (ITA) ITALY 24:37 00:07 3. EVENEPOEL Remco (BEL) BELGIUM 24:44 00:14 4. BISSEGGER

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

Matthieu Boulo did not celebrate his success this Sunday on Plaintel-Plaintel (All categories – see ranking). “It’s not necessarily a great victory. I did four laps on Mathis Le Berre’s wheel. These are the instructions I got. I was

Eddy Le Huitouze holds his first international medal on the road. Already a medalist, until recently, at the European Track Championship in the Netherlands, the Morbihannais completed his collection at the continental meeting in Trento. Far enough from the two Belgians, Alec Segaert and Cian Uijtdebroeks, the Junior 2 can savor his bronze medal (

Hugo Page has signed up for the next two seasons with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux. The 20-year-old rider has been playing for the Conti Groupama-FDJ since last year. This year, Espoir 2 finished 5th in the Etoile d’Or (5th and 8th on stages), 8th in the Tour d ‘Eure-et-Loir (3rd on stage), 9th in Paris-Troyes or 13th in the Baltic

Matthieu Boulo (Dinan Sport Cycling) won the 39th edition of Plaintel-Plaintel (Côtes d´Armor) this Sunday, after the 125 km race. He beat Mathis Le Berre (Côtes d’Armor-Marie Morin-U). Matthieu Boulo wins Julien Jamot on the winners of the All Categories event. Unofficial ranking: 1. BOULO Matthieu DINAN SPORT CYCLING

The second stage of the Women’s Tour of Ardèche (2.1) promised a show, and it did not disappoint. The 123-kilometer race on the program, from Anneyron down to the Beauchastel dam – all complemented by five climbs listed in the mountain classification (

The races follow each other and are alike 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

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

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.

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

Romain Grégoire (France) won, this Friday, in Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige), the European Junior Men’s Championship. After 107.2 kilometers of the race, he beat the Norwegian Per Strand Hagenes and his compatriot Lenny Martinez in the sprint. Romain Grégoire succeeds the Danish Kasper Andersen on the list. Ranking: 1. GREGOIRE Romain (FRA) FRANCE the 107.2

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.

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.

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 was ahead of 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.

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

The second stage of the Women’s Tour of Ardèche (2.1) promised a show, and it did not disappoint. The 123-kilometer race on the program, from Anneyron down to the Beauchastel dam – all complemented by five climbs listed in the mountain classification (

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

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