Lucie Jounier: « I never expected to don the leader’s jersey of the Belgian Cup »


After Westhoek’s Dwars Door, Lucie Jounier became provisional leader of the Belgian Women’s Cup. Her reaction:


Lucie Jounier and Amandine Fouquenet at the start – Photos Anton Vos


“ During the briefing, the instructions were to be present in the breakaway so that the team is represented there. Amandine went suddenly, but finally the good breakaway was formed with Léa in too. The DSM formation rolled to come back on this one, and the junction was made on the occasion of the last lap.

Amandine helped me a lot throughout the race to get back to where I was. We then got lost in the end, where I got stuck. When I managed to get out, a group had already broken off. I did my sprint and I manage to grab an eighth place. I am not unhappy but I would have liked to be able to hang the first group which took the victory! The teams in front had a big train, I’m still happy to have managed to slip into the last corner among the first positions.

The sensations are good and I can’t wait to be at the next races to see what it will be like! On the other hand, I didn’t expect to wear the Belgian Cup leader’s jersey at all, but it’s always nice to have a distinctive jersey! This now gives me another objective to follow in the next rounds of the Belgian Cup to try to keep it!”