Next up: Paris-Chauny
Slowely but surely, the shortened cycling season is already approaching it's end y. With just a few more races on the calendar, Leopard Pro Cycling is motivated to get a good result at the upcoming Paris-Chauny.
The start to the seventieth edition of Paris-Chauny (UCI 1.1) takes place in Margny-lès-Compiègne. The race then takes the riders northeast towards Chauny over a total distance of 206 kilometers. Along the route there are plenty of climbs, nine of them are categorized. The last obstacle of the day, the Côte Guivry (1.2 kilometers at 7.1%) has its summit at 43 kilometers from the finish line. From this point, the race final will take place in the last four local laps. Paris-Chauny has had five editions as a pro race so far, but never finished in a bunch sprint.
Being the 7th manche of the Coupe the France 2020, and being part of the UCI Europe Tour, Paris-Chauny attracts the likes of the three French World Teams: Cofidis, AG2R La Mondiale and Groupama-FDJ. The start list completed by ten strong Pro Teams and twelve Continental Teams, amongst which Leopard Pro Cycling. For the Luxembourgish team, it's the third time of asking at this race, with the eleventh position for Pit Schlechter in 2018 as the best result thusfar. This year, the race is looking for the successor of last year's winner Anthony Turgis, who will not take the start this year. Race favorites would be strong riders such as Arnaud Démare, Sacha Modolo and Nacer Bouhanni.
Who is riding?
Ken Conter (LUX), Patrick Haller (GER), Colin Heiderscheid (LUX), Arthur Kluckers (LUX), Jan Maas (NED), Cedric Pries (LUX), Mauro Schmid (SUI) - DS: Gaëtan Pons (LUX)
(c) Elisa Haumesser