Oliver Naesen captains AG2R La Mondiale at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
Aug 03 2019 03:43 am CET

Oliver Naesen captains AG2R La Mondiale at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
Oliver Naesen captains AG2R La Mondiale at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
AG2R La Mondiale © Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Oliver Naesen is set to lead AG2R La Mondiale at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

The Belgian rider just finished the Tour de France and now is ready to lead the French team at the only British race in the WorldTour calendar. This year, the peloton will face a revamped course that is tougher than other teams and that can make it suitable for the riders specialized in the classics.

"The three days in the Alps during the Tour de France really tired me," said the rider. "The first days were difficult, but now it's better. I have already participated in the London race. Generally, it ends with a mass sprint. This year, the race will be different and more difficult.

"There will be a lot of classic specialists at the start, and that could make it interesting. For me, the race should be decided with a small group of riders at the end. After London, like every year, I will go on to the Binck Bank Tour, Plouay and the Quebec races."

AG2R La Mondiale's roster for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (August 4):

Oliver Naesen
Julien Duval
Alexis Gougeard
Gediminas Bagdonas
Nico Denz
Stijn Vandenbergh
Ben Gastauer




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