Viviani's Cofidis tenure was 'a failure from a sporting point of view' says Vasseur

Cedric Vasseur
Cofidis manager Cédric Vasseur (Image credit: Cofidis)

Cofidis manager Cédric Vasseur has acknowledged that his team face pressure to maintain their place in the WorldTour for the 2023 season. Although Cofidis finished 2021 in 15th place in the UCI rankings, they current lie 19th in the cumulative table of the past two years, which would leave them outside the WorldTour when the licences are awarded for the next three seasons at the end of this year.

“It’s true that we would have preferred to have been 12th now rather than 19th, but we can see that between 16th and 20th place, the differences aren’t enormous,” Vasseur told L’Équipe, though he insisted that his team would race for victories rather than UCI points in 2022.

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