A satisfactory recovery for William Martin. Came to test themselves on the CIC – Mont Ventoux Challenges Elevation just over two weeks after completing the Giro in 14th place, the climber of the Cofidis took a nice 5th place 2’15” behind the Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro (EF Education-EasyPost) at the top of the Mount Chauve. Only overtaken by fit runners fresh out of the Dauphine Criteriumhe thus finished first in France in the event and perfectly launched his preparation for the Tour de France. The 29-year-old Parisian spoke at the microphone of The Channel The Team after arrival.
Video – Guerreiro wins at Mont Ventoux, Guillaume Martin 5th
“I’m leaving this (Tuesday) evening for an internship to recognize some stages of the Tour”
“For a recovery, fifth is pretty good. I was a little in the unknown, it was my first real race in the heat, generally I don’t like it too much. In these conditions, I am happy with my performance. The final climb was quite intense, after a fairly quiet start to the race. The result is rather recommended“, a delegate William Martinwho then returned to the performance of his teammate and winner of the first edition in 2019, Jesus Herradadisappointing 55th at 20 minutes.
“Anyway, it’s the shape of the day that decided the ranking. Jesus (Herrada) has been on the deck for a while, he may have had a less good day. The main thing is that we still had Cofidis up front on the final result. Since the start of the season we have been quite efficient, we continue to be in the game, sometimes placed, winner. Well, not for me yet, I hope it will be soon and for the Tour de France“, said the one who has not won since the Mercan Classic Tour Alpes-Maritimes last year. “My head is turned towards the Tour, I’m leaving tonight for a stage in the Jura and the Alps to recognize a few stages. We will get there very soon“, a conclusion Martin.
— Team Cofidis (@TeamCOFIDIS) June 14, 2022