Spekenbrink: Geniez couldn't develop futher as a rider with Argos-Shimano

Alexandre Geniez's non selection for the Tour de France was a minor talking point on the eve of the race but the announcement that he would also part ways with the Argos-Shimano was more of a surprise. The climber was listed on the team's long list and although the basis of the team was to be formed around sprinter Marcel Kittel, Geniez was expected to fill one of the team's nine slots, adding much-needed firepower for the mountains.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.