Valentin Madouas claims Bretagne Classic after four-rider sprint

Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) claimed the Bretagne Classic, his first WorldTour Classic win of his career, after coming out on top in a four-rider sprint.

Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) and Felix Großschartner (UAE Team Emirates) had to settle for second and third respectively.

Madouas’ teammate Stefan Küng took fourth after spending 80 kilometres in the front of the race.

“I don’t know what to say. I’m really moved. Winning at Plouay, with this jersey, is really extraordinary, it was a dream to win here in my career, in addition with the French champion’s jersey. What more could you ask for?”, said Madouas at the finish.

“I had good feelings but not extraordinary either,” he added. “I knew the sprint by heart, I told myself that I had to come from behind, I played with them a bit and Stefan buried them well in front.”


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