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Geoffrey Bouchard

"Happy to finally win"

"It's a great victory in a race where the riders riders who will compete for the overall Giro d'Italia are finishing their preparation. Last year at the Giro, I came very close to winning. I'm happy to finally win in the pros. I've already won best climber jerseys in grand tours but it doesn't have the flavor of a victory. When I knew the peloton was coming back at me, I got into a dance and said to myself, "You don't sit down anymore. No matter what the lead was, I had to win. I race a lot of WorldTour races where the level is very high. So you have to know how to seize the slightest opportunity."

"Last year at the Giro, I came close to winning. I'm happy to finally win in the pros.

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Leader and best climber

Geoffrey Bouchard wears both the overall leader's jersey and the best climber's jersey.
Since turning pro in 2019, he has won the best climber classification at the Vuelta a Espana in 2019 and the Giro d'Italia in 2021.


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Geoffrey Bouchard's victory, the first of his professional career, is the fourth win of the season for the AG2R CITROEN team.
Ben O'Connor won the third stage of the Volta ciclista y Catalunya and the Tour du Jura and Marc Sarreau won Cholet-Pays de Loire. This is the 496th victory for the team since its creation in 1992.