‘The race radio's all in Spanish' - France's Rémi Cavagna hits language barrier after move to Movistar

Remi Cavagna
Remi Cavagna (Image credit: Getty Images)

French time trialist and Classics rider Rémi Cavagna has said that a language barrier and sudden changes in his race programme are partly to blame for his lacklustre first half of the 2024 season after his move to Movistar.

Cavagna, 28, joined the longstanding Spanish WorldTour team after seven seasons with the QuickStep Belgian squad but has had below-expectations results in his races through to mid-June. 

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.