Coppel returns to Dauphiné with more ambition in 2011

Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun)

Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) (Image credit: Rafa Gómez)

Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) will return to the Critérium du Dauphiné this week with one eye on the podium after last year’s fifth place overall. The 24 year-old Frenchman is hailed by many within France as the real deal, and like others before him (Philippe Gilbert and Rémy Di Grégorio) seems to have really come out of his shell after leaving Marc Madiot’s Francaise des Jeux at the end of 2009.

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