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Re: U23 news, results, rumours and all that jazz
« on: March 24, 2016, 09:39 »
A brief round-up of various tidbits from what is still the most interesting U23 beat in European racing. I am, of course, talking about France.

La Durtorccha

Last weekend saw the climbers' classic La Durtorccha, which takes place in the Puy de Dôme area, and U23 hotshot Nans Peters of Chambéry CF upset Team Pro Immo Nicolas Roux on the latter's home turf.

With what might have been a touch of false modesty Peters, who's expected to turn pro later this year with #ag2r, said that he didn't want to leave the amateur peloton without a big win at senior level.

Peters is a rouleur but still managed to pull off that win by going solo, crossing the line with over a minute's advantage on a small group. The sprint for second went to Pro Immo's Sylvain Georges who's now in his second season at the local team since returning from his #ag2r doping suspension.

La Bernaudeau Junior

Strictly speaking, the #direct boss' titular race is sub-U23 but it deserves a special mention for its importance in the season of many a youngster. At 130km, it's a tough test for any aspiring youth, and there was another trophy at the finish for the Turgis family cabinet.

Echoes has been banging on about the three brothers for a few seasons already and Tanguy is the youngest at 17. So he was the winner in the Vendée out of a field that included Richmond Worlds runner-up Clément Bétouigt-Suire (6th).

Culled from a few bits and pieces on directvelo.com
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