Tour Down Under – 2013 begins for the FDJ!
The FDJ riders launched their 2013 season under the sun of Australia at the Tour Down Under.
At the end of the 6 stages, the Finnish of the team Jussi Veikannen claims the best performance by finishing 10th at the overall classification. Kenny Elissonde finishes 13th.
Arnaud Démare took an excellent 2nd place on the 1st stage, behind the best sprinter of the moment, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol), winner of 3 stages during the week.
GP La Marseillaise – Anthony Roux 4th, Arthur Vichot 12th
In France, the GP La Marseillaise is the traditional launch of the season and 1st round of the French Cup at the same time.
Despite a nervous race, the peloton comes in one block in the streets of Marseille for the final victory. The local rider Justin Jules (VC La Pomme Marseille) claims victory, in front of Samuel Dumoulin, last year’s winner.
On the FDJ side, Anthony Roux takes the 4th place, Arthur Vichot is 12th.
Next round of the French Cup will take place on the 16th March, on the Classic Loire-Atlantic.