GP Fourmies – Jacques Thibaux: “We draw our card from the game of Fourmies”

GP Fourmies – Jacques Thibaux: “We draw our card from the game of Fourmies”

GP Fourmies – Jacques Thibaux: “We draw our card from the game of Fourmies”

23 teams including 11 UCI World Tour, 7 UCI Pros Teams and 5 Continentals included Go Sport Roubaix Lille Metropoliswill be present at Fourmies Grand Prixon September 11th. For its 89th edition, the Fourmies Grand Prix it will then return to its usual decor. Canceled in 2020, then in a restricted physiognomy in 2021, the great Avesnois race returns almost as before, but at a slightly later date. And as a prologue to this 89th Fourmies Grand Prix will take place on 3 Classic female Choralis Fourmiesa race that counts for Women’s French Cup. the Fourmies Grand Prix 2022 was presented last Thursday at the headquarters of The voice of the north to Lilac where is it Sport 59/62 And Jean-Marc Devred were also present for Cycling news.

Video – Jacques Thibaux, president of the organizing committee

“A plateau worthy of a Tour arrival at the Champs-Elysées”

The world championship of sprinters“, as the event announcer describes it so well, Daniele Mangeait will therefore take place this year one week later than previous calendars, in direct competition with Grand Prix from Quebec And Montreal. Seen the UCI calendar last FebruaryTo explain Jacques Thibaux the president of the organizing committee, we told ourselves that we would experience an annus horribilis. But the planets have aligned. Quebec and Montreal finally take place. But despite this, the World Tour teams put their best sprinters at Fourmies. Finally we draw our game map with 11 World Tour formations. We break the ceilings despite this huge competition. We can say that it is a plateau worthy of the Tour’s arrival at the Champs-Elysées “.

The Fourmies Grand Prix awards 200 UCI points

The hunt for the last UCI points could explain it, the Grand Prix de Fourmies distributes 200 points, so we will find the two cadores at the start, Sunday 11 September CalebEvan And Arnaud De Lie of the Lotto Soudalthe two Dutchmen Fabio Jakobsen (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) e Dylan Groenewegen (Team bike exchange). But also the Norwegian Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché Wanty Gobert), the Colombian Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), German Max Walscheid (Cofidis), the Italians Jakub Mareczko (Alpecin Fenix), Niccolò Bonifazio (TotalEnergies) or the former winner of the Grand Prix d’Isbergues Kristoffer Halvorsen (One X) and fellow Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen(TotalEnergies), the Belgian Yves Lampaert (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl).

Without forgetting the French Bryan Coquard (Cofidi), Hugo Hofstetter (Arkéa Samsic), Marc Sarreau (AG2R Citroën), Jason Scheggia (Saint-Michel Auber 93), Giuliano Simonewho comes to defend his first place in the Coupe de France-FDJ, Sandy Dujardin, Lorenzo Manzi (TotalEnergies), as well as the two Picard brothers Rudi (Israel Premier Tech) e Pierre Barbier (B&B Hotel). The organizers also hope to see early Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin Fenix) e Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ), currently registered as substitutes.

The winners of the latest editions

  • 2010: Romain Feillu (France)
  • 2011: Guillaume Blot (France)
  • 2012: Lars Bak (Denmark)
  • 2013: Nacer Bouhanni (France)
  • 2014: Jonas Van Genechten (Belgium)
  • 2015: Fabio Felline (Italy)
  • 2016: Marcel Kittel (Germany)
  • 2017: Nacer Bouhanni (France)
  • 2018: Pascal Ackermann (Germany)
  • 2019: Pascal Ackermann (Germany)
  • 2020: canceled
  • 2021: Elia Viviani (Italy)

The program of September 11th in Fourmies

3 ° Choralis Fourmies classic female

  • Departure: 11:15
  • Arrival: 2.30pm

89th Fourmies Grand Prix

  • 11:15 am: signature of the riders
  • 12:00: Gathering of runners on the take-off line
  • 12:05: opening of the road
  • 12:15: departure in procession
  • 16:50: arrival

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