Marie-Morgane le Deunff
“I think I am one of the youngest at the start of this first female Paris-Roubaix. I am honoured to be able to compete in an event of such a scale, it is a mythical and historic race in cycling. The first edition will take place on Saturday but this classic has all the assets to become grandiose also among women over the years. years. I’m going to store some experience for the future, I can’t wait to be there. I have done some reconnaissance with the Arkéa Pro Cycling Team in some areas, it’s hard, the fingers and hands are very strained, after which we all know it will be a placement race. We will have to hang in there. We are going to be able to say that we took part in the first Paris-Roubaix for women and I thank ASO for putting together a women’s version of the “queen of the classics”. Once again, this is a fine example of parity on their part. My goal will be to arrive in Roubaix and ride on the concrete velodrome of this city, which over time has become legendary and one of the temples of cycling. ”
Franck Renimel (Directeur-sportif)
“On Saturday we will experience a historic moment for women’s cycling in general and for the Arkéa Pro Cycling Team, in particular with the very first edition of Paris-Roubaix Féminin. We are going into this event with a lot of envy, and a little apprehension at the same time, as there will be thirty kilometres of cobbled sections to cover. We have experience of cobblestones in Belgium in particular on Le Samyn, a race which has been successful over the past two years for two of our runners: Lucie Jounier and Gladys Verhulst, respectively 12th in 2020 and 4th in 2021. We already have a little experience of cobblestones, even if Roubaix remains and will inevitably remain a separate race ”.