CYCLING: The best climber of the Tour de France will ride for a French team next season …
It is not only in football that the transfer window is in full swing! An unexpected transfer, that of Warren Barguil towards the French cycling team of Fortuneo-Oscaro for 2018.
Degemer mat Warren Barguil ! Bienvenue Warren Barguil ! pic.twitter.com/lfyXUK3fRC
— Team Fortuneo Oscaro (@FortuneoOscaro) August 2, 2017
The French rider, best climber and double stage winner in the recent Tour de France, did not hide his desire for a “homecoming” after five years with the German Sunweb team. Through a statement of his future team Barguil attached to his Breton roots, acknowledges that patriotism played at decision time. “I joined a team to the Breton DNA. Needless to say, it matters a lot! ”
While the super-combative of the Tour in 2017 could knock on the door of circuit racing, he decided to opt for a second line training (Continental Pro). “Emmanuel Hubert (general manager) has the ambition to further grow the team with a project that I find exciting, of fetching results in major international races, keeping this spirit of family “.
New environment but the same tactic
True to his sudden offensive pedal Warren Barguil will focus the race on instinct rather than formatted cycling. “Emmanuel understood how I wanted to run in the image of what I have done over the last Tour de France striker let speak my natural temperament. The project we have together is the medium term, we will therefore work step by step and do not change things that have worked, “he concludes.
To accompany Barguil the French rider Amaël Moinard, will also transfer from the BMC team, strengthening the workforce.