French squad AG2R has announced which riders it will send to the upcoming races, Trophée des Grimpeurs and the 4 Jours de Dunkerque.
The Trophée des Grimpeurs, scheduled to be held on May 4, has moved back almost two weeks in the calendar and is an important event for French teams. It makes up part of the hotly contested French Cup. The team will be headed up by Renaud Dion.
Just two days later, Cyril Dessel will lead the team in the 4 Jours de Dunkerque, which translates to 4 Days of Dunkirk, yet ironically is held over five days. The stage race is one of the highest classified events in May outside the Giro, and should see riders not participating in the Italian race use the event as an important stepping stone for races such as the ProTour classified Volta a Catalunya (19 - 25) in Spain and later the Bayern-Rundfahrt (28-1) in Germany.
AG2R for Trophee de Grimpeurs: Renaud Dion , Stéphane Goubert, Tanel Kangert, Julien Loubet, Christophe Riblon, Nicolas Rousseau, Jean Charles Senac, Blaise Sonnery
AG2R for 4 Jours de Dunkerque: Cyril Dessel, Renaud Dion, Stéphane Goubert, Jean Patrick Nazon, Cédric Pineau, Stéphane Poulhies, Christophe Riblon , Stijn Vandenbergh