Announced as a great hope of French cycling, the Groupama-FDJ rider Romain Grégoire (20) won the first professional victory of his career, during the 2nd stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk.
Thibaut Pinot was 21 when he won his first professional victory and David Gaudu was 20. Romain Grégoire dreams of following in the footsteps of his illustrious French elders from the Groupama-FDJ team, and this Wednesday, at 20 and four months, the Bisontin announced as a great hope of French cycling raised his arms for the first time in his professional career on the finish line, in Laon during the second stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk.
While the finish was judged at the top of a bump, Romain Grégoire appeared before the last bend, a few hundred meters from the end, and was able to scream his joy by raising his arms! Turned pro this year, he confirms his potential with this great victory, won in front of Ethan Vernon, Benoit Cosnefroy and Peter Sagan, just that! This success allows him to move up from 45th to third place in the general classification, one second behind the leader, Samuel Leroux.
Grégoire won Liège-Bastogne-Liège juniors last year
“The final was quite complicated to manage, explained the winner of the day at the microphone ofEurosport. I analyzed which runners were moving and I made my effort in the 300m, I knew I could hold out until the finish. After several Top 10 this season, I was really waiting for this victory. Saturday, at Mont Cassel, there will also be great things to do, but I will first focus on the time trial (15km around St-Quentin on Thursday, editor’s note). I don’t have any references on the time trial at the professional level, so we’ll see what happens. »
European champion and vice-world champion in 2021 for juniors, then winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and a stage of the Giro for juniors last year, while brilliant in cyclo-cross (French champion 2021-22 among the hopefuls), Romain Grégoire entered the big leagues this Wednesday, it’s up to him to confirm now!