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"Honestly, the team time trial is our weakness and this event represents a great opportunity to improve our skills. We will gain in experience, which is interesting for the next season."

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AG2R LA MONDIALE

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ALEXIS GOUGEARD

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BEN GASTAUER

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CHRISTOPHE RIBLON

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GEDIMINAS BAGDONAS

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PATRICK GRETSCH

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07.10.2016 @ 15:23 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Ag2r have opted not to skip the World Team Time Trial Championships even though they are not known as one of the specialist teams. Today the team announced its roster.

 

Gediminas Bagdonas, Hugo Houle, Patrick Gretsch, Ben Gastauer and Alexis Gougeard will represent the Frenchmen in Sunday's race.

 

"We are dealing with the World Championships Team Time Trial and therefore, it is substantial for us to be a part of it. We tried to have the best possible preparation by organizing an intensive training session on the roads of the l’Ain department," manager Vincent Lavenu said. 
 
"We did the same kind of training last year. This race is 40km long and it requires real team cohesion. That is why we estimated it was necessary to prepare our roster in advance. The riders are about to live an entire week together so I hope this preliminary work will bear fruits. 
 
"At the end of the season, it would have been easy to renounce riding this race. However, we are real competitors and we are ready to take up this challenge. Honestly, the team time trial is our weakness and this event represents a great opportunity to improve our skills. We will gain in experience, which is interesting for the next season. "
 

Hugo Houle (Canada) and Gediminas Bagdonas (Lithuania) will also ride the individual time trial (October 12) and the road race as well (October 16).

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