Alexandre Geniez gives up Tour de France spot
Jul 01 2018 08:32 pm CET

Alexandre Geniez gives up Tour de France spot
Alexandre Geniez gives up Tour de France spot
Photo of Alexandre Geniez by AG2R La Mondiale

AG2R La Mondiale's Alexandre Geniez has taken the decision of giving up his spot at the team's selection for the Tour de France.

The rider didn't get good feelings at the preparations for the Grande Boucle and has decided that someone else should take his place at the race. "I was honoured to be part of the selection for the next Tour de France, which was announced recently, but unfortunately, during the training camp at Chambon-sur-Lignon, I realized that the necessary sensations were not there and that it would be impossible for me to do my job in the squad in July. So I decided to give up my spot to a rider who could.

"The Giro, where I took the 11th place, was long and even though I have been trying, I have not yet managed to regain the full extent of my fitness. I hope to recover quickly and to find the right rhythm for competition! Watching from home, I will be giving my full support to the team at the Tour."

The rider will be replaced by Mathias Frank.



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