Nous avions rencontré Maxime Bouet lors du stage de pré-saison en Espagne en janvier dernier. Sa formule avait résonné en nous comme une évidence. C’est elle qui résume le mieux la magnifique saison de la Team Fortunéo – Oscaro en coupe de France.
We met Maxime Bouet during the pre-season training camp in Spain last January. He said something that echoed in us all as something evident. It sums up the brilliant season of Team Fortuneo-Oscaro in the French Cup
Cycling is an individual sport that takes place in teams, so it is very important to have a tightly knitted group.
The season has been long and the team has come a long way, once more. Strokes of brilliance, falls and 15 rounds, 3 victories and thousands of kilometres on the clock, the team has done the double. Laurent Pichon wins the overall individual classification and the team the overall team classification. During the Tour de Vendée, for the last round of the French Cup, Laurent took it all in.
It has been a brilliant season, three victories, my first Tour de France and the double in the French Cup. All season long i have gotten the support of my teammates, today it was important to finish up the work and win the team classification. I finished the day without any force left, and the rain, the breakaways proved for a challenging day but we didn't let anything go. My family and my friends was there and i enjoyed the podium even with the rain.
The satisfaction was also present for the staff and Yvon Caer, the sporting director of the Team Fortuneo-Oscaro.
The riders were concentrated on one objective, the teams classification. It was not an easy day, there was racing but they did what they had to do to bring the cup home. It is very satisfying.
The future will be bright. Bravo.
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