Our riders prepare for the start of season in a training camp in Spain. The kick-off will be at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon (23-29/01). The programme will continue in France on 29 January with the opening GP La Marseillaise, the Saudi Tour (30/01-3/02), the Etoile de Bessèges, the Tour of Antalya, the Tour de Provence… 40 days of racing are on the programme for January and February. Our sport director Christophe Detilloux outlines the beginning of the season.
Christophe Detilloux. “Our pro group has been working hard with a first training camp in December and several group training sessions in Belgium together with some riders of our development group. Two of them will be included in our rosters in January and February, Tom Portsmouth and Luca De Meester: these two young riders have already shown a very good level. Our team will kick off its season in Gabon. Our Danish rider Alexander Salby will be our sprinter together with Karl Patric Lauk; our French rider Alexis Guérin, who is already in very good shape, will aim the overall ranking. The training programme has been thoroughly revised in collaboration with our coach Jon Wiggins, with intensive endurance, quality work. Jon also pays a lot of attention to the equipment and nutrition. We want to see good results from the start of the season. The 2023 group is very strong, the eleven new riders are very well integrated in the group. It’s very exciting!”