AG2R La Mondiale heads to Tour Down Under led by Pierre Latour
Jan 10 2018 09:21 pm CET

AG2R La Mondiale heads to Tour Down Under led by Pierre Latour
AG2R La Mondiale heads to Tour Down Under led by Pierre Latour
Photo of Pierre Latour ©Vincent Curutchet

Pierre Latour will be the leader of AG2R La Mondiale in the Tour Down Under. The Frenchman will start his season in Australia for the first time.

The French time trial champion begins his 2018 campaign in the heat of the Oceanic country. "I am happy to have the chance to race these Australian events for the first time," he commented. "I have been a professional since 2015, but I have never had the opportunity to start a race so far away. My winter has been productive, I have not been hobbled by any health glitches, and I feel good on the bike."

The rider is looking forward to starting in a new race for him and test his condition. "This trip to Australia holds many interests for me," Latour explained. "It will allow me to make my first efforts in a competition for the year, and will also present a good early test with the finish at the top of Willunga Hill (5th stage).

"I don’t know what to expect at the Santos Tour Down Under, but we have a great team. We will be 25 days on site in Australia, which will also give us the chance to do some training sessions in excellent weather conditions."

AG2R La Mondiale's complete roster for the Tour Down Under:

Mickael Cherel
Matteo Montaguti
Pierre Latour
Nico Denz
Ben Gastauer
Nans Peters
Stijn Vanderbergh




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