The news arrived even before the start of the season. Not surprisingly, Team Fortuneo Samsic will be participating in next year’s Tour de France, departing on July 7th from Noirmoutier.
Warren Barguil, crowned the best climber and winner of two stages last year, will be leading an ambitious French team,
« I am very happy to be a part of this team. I had an incredible 2017 Tour, and have only one desire, to ride it again. Competing in the Tour de France, in my own backyard of Brittany with Team Fortuneo Samsic, already gives me chills. The road to July is still long, and there are exciting races between now and then. Personally, and with the team, some high goals have been set. »
And the darling of the French public promised,
« I will not change my way of racing. I am going to continue to be on the offensive and do the type of cycling I love. During the Tour de France, I am going to attack and try to repeat last year’s performance. »