After two complicated seasons (broken collarbone in 2014, virus in 2015), Arthur Vichot is back at the front!
Arthur Vichot strikes for the 1st time since Paris Nice in 2014!
He accumulated solid results since the beginning of the season (top10 La Marseillaise, Etoile de Bessèges, the Laigueglia Trophy) and just rounded off the whole team work on the Tour du Haut Var with a superb victory.
2nd on the first stage behind Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter, the FDJ rider was in a perfect position to target the final victory and knew he was on good form. On the 2nd stage, accompanied by his faithful lieutenants Alexandre Geniez and Anthony Roux, Vichot was present in a small group of twenty riders for the final sprint. The FDJ riders did not do things by half, they beat everyone at the sprint and made it double: final stage win + overall standings!
The 2016 season begins very very well for the FDJ leaders.