Pierre Latour to lead AG2R La Mondiale in Vuelta a España
Aug 18 2019 05:45 am CET

Pierre Latour to lead AG2R La Mondiale in Vuelta a España
Pierre Latour to lead AG2R La Mondiale in Vuelta a España
AG2R La Mondiale © Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

AG2R La Mondiale is ready to start in the upcoming Vuelta a España with a young and versatile roster that will support the leader Pierre Latour.

The French team will head to the Spanish grand tour with a varied roster with riders that will be supporting Latour in all the terrains and could also fight for the stage glory. "Pierre has had a very disrupted season with his big crash in mid-February before the UAE Tour," said Sports Director Julien Jurdi.

"After having to give up his spot at the Tour de France, he has been able to prepare well all July. His return to the Tour de Pologne (6th place overall) shows that he is not very far from his best level. He will be our leader at the Vuelta where he can aspire to do beautiful things."

Silvan Dillier will be the road captain of AG2R La Mondiale in the race. "At 29, Silvan will be the oldest member of the team at this Vuelta!" Jurdi explained. "He missed the Tour de France following his fractured collarbone, but he quickly returned to a top-level. As road captain, his role will be varied: a strong rouleur, he will play the pace leader in the team time trial; his experience in the classics will be very useful during the nervous stages. He can also win a stage himself."

AG2R La Mondiale's line-up for the Vuelta a España (August 24-September 15):

Pierre Latour
Quentin Jauregui
Clement Chevrier
Francois Bidard
Clement Venturini
Dorian Godon
Silvan Dillier
Geoffrey Bouchard




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