Jalabert and Rousse abandoned one month before the Tour!

Jalabert and Rousse abandoned one month before the Tour!

For once, Laurent Jalabert and Marion Rousse will have to cope without Alexandre Pasteur during the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Now a month and a half before the big start of the Tour de France, the riders are fine-tuning their preparation. While Tadej Pogacar delivers a show of strength at the Tour of Italy, Remco Evenepoel and Jonas Vingegaard treat their injuries and fine-tune their preparation. “ All the messages we are receiving indicate that he is progressing very quickly. Every day we stay in touch with each other, and every day it moves towards resuming normal training in a while. », Recently confided Tim Heemskerk, the Dane’s coach.

However, the double winner of the Tour de France will not be at the start of the Critérium du Dauphiné as imagined at the start of the season. However, the field will look great since Primoz Roglic or Remco Evenepoel, other contenders for victory on the Grande Boucle, will be at the start. The Critérium will serve as a dress rehearsal for a month of the Tour de France, notably for France Télévision, which will broadcast the race.

Nicolas RousseGeay also on the Olympics

Once again, the public service will be able to count on its trio of star consultants with Marion Rousse and Laurent Jalabert in the cabin and Thomas Voeckler on the motorcycle. But contrary to usual, Alexandre Pasteur will not be there. Or at least, on a single step. For the rest, it is in fact Nicolas Geay who will be at the microphone, the latter not being able to officiate during the eight days of the race due to the collective agreement which prohibits journalists from working seven consecutive days.

The Critérium will not be the only cycling event in which Nicolas Geay will replace Alexandre Pasteur. It will indeed be the same for the Olympic Games since the former Eurosport will officiate on athletics and will therefore let his friend comment on road cycling with Marion Rousse and Laurent Jalabert.

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