17 Aug - 20 Aug 2021

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Tour du Limousin starts with a roller in the hills around Sainte-Feyre

Head Sports Director Massimo Podenzana:

“Apart from the early breakaway the race stayed together until we hit the final 60 kilometers and that’s where the speed ramped up. Andrea and David were within the bunch until the final 30 kilometers and then they slipped out of the back as the sharp ramps took their toll.”

“It can be tough backing up after coming in straight from a hard race like Denmark and I’d love for us to get over that the next few days and show what we can do. I have faith and confidence in these guys, I know what they can do. Now we just need to show everyone else.”

Andrea Peron:

“I’m quite frustrated with how today went to be honest. Despite the travel and having just finished the Tour of Denmark I felt ok and it was only the final third of the race where David and I dropped back.”

“My numbers are good even though the pace is high this year and I know that I’m training and preparing as well as I always have. I trust the process and I hope that tomorrow plays out better for us than today.”

Lozano enjoys a better day on stage two in Limousin

Head Sports Director Massimo Podenzana:

“Today went a little better, the climbs came later in the stage and even though we started to lose contact over the latter stages of the race David showed something more and he managed to stay with the main bunch until the end of the stage. That’s a lot more positive than yesterday.”

“We knew what we were in for here, we know the race and the roads so I would like it if we can stay together for longer tomorrow and the other guys can try to help support David, either to get up the road in the breakaway or for a better stage result.”

David Lozano:

“I felt better today. The first hour was quite frustrating because I tried repeatedly to attack and get in the break, but it was never the right group. At one point I thought this is it, I was in a small group in and we had around ten seconds but AG2R brought it back and that was my last attempt. Four riders slipped away a bit later but not for long.”

“As the stage went on and the race settled down, I was able to find and hold a good spot in the bunch and find my rhythm. I like the roads and the terrain here, it’s a beautiful part of France and the crowds and support for us here has been great.”