On the Line
“I thought the streak between Paris-Roubaix and today’s Belgian Cup final at Grote Prijs Beerens was going to be tougher than it has been. Granted, I didn’t have the physical condition for a great day, but I was able to cope with my day. Paradoxically, my legs didn’t hurt too much, the only thing that reminded me of my participation in Paris-Roubaix the day before: it was my blisters on my thumbs. This success in the Belgian Cup shows my consistency in this event throughout the year. I donned this jersey at the start of the season, but it was not a stated goal. It has come like this over time alongside the Arkéa Pro Cycling Team’s position in the team standings. I lost this first place for a while, and I will definitely find it again on the evening of this final. Mission accomplished ! Today we came with these ambitions. It is done, and it is a real pleasure to be able to achieve the objectives set in this way. I am 15th in this final, which is anecdotal performance wise, but despite everything it allows me to score the points necessary to win ”.
Franck Renimel, Directeur-Sportif
“It was a successful weekend, the girls competed in the 1st Paris-Roubaix in history on Saturday, and today the same team competed in the Belgian Cup final: the Grote Prijs Beerens. Before this final event, we were 1st in the team standings, one point ahead of SD Worx and Lucie was in 3rd place in the elite individual standings. Tonight we won the team classification, Lucie does the same individually among the elites, and Cédrine wins the best young rider classification. This Belgian Cup was not an objective in itself at the start of the season, but it has become over the races disputed and our position in the various rankings that I have just listed. These victories demonstrate our cohesion and the consistency of our runners throughout the year, both collectively and individually. It’s a beautiful trophy that rewards a year that has been beautiful and still progressing compared to 2020 ”.