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Paul Lapeira

" This jersey, I'm going to hang it on the wall "

"I'm going to hang this jersey on the wall. Getting into the breakaway was part of the plan this morning at the start of the stage. I have good speed so I knew I could fight for the best climber's jersey. I knew the guys who were with me at the front well, especially Thomas Champion who also lives in Chambéry (Savoie). I quickly understood that it could be done and I did everything I could to pass the two lines in the lead, I am very happy. A distinctive jersey for my first grand tour, that's great! I'm going to take full advantage of it. These are things that don't happen often in a career."

"These are things that don't happen often in a career.

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Clément Venturini 6th of the Tro-Bro-Léon

Clément Venturini took sixth place in the Tro-Bro Léon this Sunday. The 29 year old rider had taken fifth place in the Grand Prix du Morbihan yesterday.


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Paul Lapeira is originally from the Manche (50). Like Mikaël Cherel, he grew up in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët. Mikaël was Paul's idol when he was little. The 37 year old rider has given him a lot of advice over the last few years.
At 22 years old, Paul discovers for the first time the roads of the Giro d'Italia. It is his first grand tour. Paul has been a member of the AG2R CITROËN U19 and AG2R CITROËN U23 teams and is now in his second professional season with AG2R CITROËN. Note thatAndrea Vendrame took 13th place in the stage.