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Valentin Madouas. Nico Vereecken / Photo News / Panoramic
The Groupama-FDJ rider will wear a blue, white, red jersey during the next Tour de France, which starts on July 3.
There Groupama-FDJ takes back this jersey of champion of France. The French team had not won this race since 2020 with the victory of Arnaud Démare, three-time winner of the event. This year, Valentin Madouas won for the first time in his career.
At 26, the Breton rider therefore won this event for the first time. Valentin Madouas crossed the finish line alone after a solo number. Starting off with the right breakaway, the Groupama-FDJ rider accelerated several dozen kilometers from the finish. To not be caught again.
He will start in a few days on the Tour de France with the blue, white, red jersey. Fourth participation in a row for the one who finished 10th in the Grande Boucle last season. Groupama-FDJ continues its raid on the French championship. Eighth victory out of the last twelve editions for Marc Madiot’s team.
With this victory, Valentin Madouas succeeds Florian Sénéchal. Thanks to Rudy Molard, second, Groupama-FDJ managed a double, while Julien Bernard completed the podium. Thibaut Pinot, for his final French Championship, finished seventh.