Moncoutié to return in Catalunya

The mercurial David Moncoutie (Cofidis).

The mercurial David Moncoutie (Cofidis). (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)

Cofidis rider David Moncoutié, who had to abandon Paris-Nice on stage two because of a knee problem, hopes to be able to come back to competition in the Volta a Catalunya starting on March 22. The strong climber, three-time winner of the mountains jersey in the Vuelta a Espana, was out of contention on the overall classification due to a wind echelon and preferred to heal his painful knee.

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