Who is Clément Champoussin? French puncheur making a splash

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Clément Champoussin, 22, is an up-and-coming rider from the new generation of French talent. Twice a top-five finisher at the Tour de l'Avenir, he's already making his mark in the professional ranks. 

After racing for AG2R Citroën's development team, Chambéry Cyclisme Formation, he graduated to the WorldTour in April last year, and caught the eye despite the strange circumstances of the pandemic. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.