Just after the revelation of the route and while he is waiting for Marion Rousse, his partner and new director of the Tour de France women, before leaving to record a program with Michel Drucker, the double world champion gave his first impressions on Thursday. journey.
What did you think when you discovered the route of the Tour 2022?
It's a very nice layout with a thrilling first week with curbs, cobblestones and finishings for punchers.
There will be movement, that's for sure and I can't wait to start the first reconnaissance.
There are a few steps that might be suitable for me, but you will have to study the precise profile first.
In any case, it makes you want.
And I imagine a great first week.
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How will you approach the paved areas?
There will be something new.
I really want to discover them and that will spice up the Tour, that's for sure.
What I do know is that a race is beautiful when it opens from a distance.
It's my way of racing and I think it can happen on the next Tour.
In any case, every year, there is its share of indescribable and surprising emotions.
Joy or harder times.
You have to let yourself be carried away by the Tour because you never know what it has in store for us.
Last year, you ran a lot of emotion during the Tour.
It had worked at first but then it got you running backwards sometimes.
Are you going to change a bit?
I will target my goals and stick to them without getting carried away.
If that doesn't work, too bad.
Of course, I will always be an actor because I don't know how to do otherwise.
I have shown the world champion jersey enough and will continue to show my rainbow jersey, but not just anyhow.
You are now the companion of the patroness of the Women's Tour, Marion Rousse…
I am very proud of her and very happy with what has become of her.
She deserves what happens to her because she works a lot.
It is not by chance that she is there, at the head of the Women's Tour de France.
She is a huge hard worker.