Michael Halford, trainer of Massif Central
He looks to have it all to do on ratings but he likes small fields and is working well so we said we would let him take his chance.
Major organization : DIR INTERDEP ROUTES MASSIF CENTRAL
Dylan Groenewegen claimed a sprint victory in Chalon-sur-Saone but only after a 230km stage seven from Belfort which took the peloton - hardly keen to exert themselves after Thursday's brutal day in the Vosges mountains and with the challenges of the Massif Central
to come - more than six hours to tick off.
In addition, it will also ensure access to its online payment pages from its wider networks of partners, including Credit Mutuel de Bretagne, Credit Mutuel du Sud Ouest, Credit Mutuel Massif Central
and Arkea Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels.
Open to improvement and the mount of Mick Hussey, Curly gets the nod over Global Giant, which holds Massif Central
on recent form.
The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central
, allowing a large group of breakaway riders to build a lead of nearly 20 minutes then fending off the few attacks thrown their way on the short but steep finishing climb.
Elsewhere Massif Central
gets the vote in the mile handicap following a very encouraging comeback third to Saltonstall over this course and distance on Guineas Weekend.
Le Credit Mutuel Arkea est compose des federations du Credit Mutuel de Bretagne, du Sud-Ouest et Massif Central
, ainsi que d'une trentaine de filiales specialisees (Fortuneo, Monext, Arkea Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels, Financo, Arkea Investment Services, SuravenirAa).
On the first hot day of the Tour in the Massif Central
, temperatures reached 36 degrees Celsius as the riders headed for the first Pyrenean stage, a 162.5-km trek to the Lac de Payolle featuring the category-one climb to the Col d'Aspin.
The BMC rider had been part of a nine-man breakaway early in the 216km stage from Limoge but left behind the last of the other escapees - fellow Belgian Thomas De Gendt, of Lotto-Soudal - at the foot of the penultimate climb of a challenging day, which took the race into the Massif Central
The BMC rider attacked out of the day's breakaway, leaving the last of the other escapees - fellow Belgian Thomas De Gendt of Lotto Soudal - at the foot of the penultimate climb that took the race into Massif Central
On the eve of the first mountain stage in Massif Central
, the race's main favorites enjoyed a quiet day safe in the peloton.