With Arrageois Adrien Petit, Cambrésien Florian Sénéchal will be keen to show off the French champion’s jersey during the two regional stages on July 5 and 6. Big plan.
La marseillaise à pétanque 2022, 61st edition of the world
“I prefer to work for a sprinter than for a climber. It’s gratifying to give your help, your energy to someone who wins. You participate in the victory. It’s something incredible”. And on Florian Sénéchal knows it, on his lands in the North, the spectators will have to give a particular look at his performances.
Regional of the stage, the Cambrésien – recalled at the last minute after a case of Covid-19 from one of his teammates – and any new champion of France has the mission of supporting his leader, the sprinter Fabio Jakobsen. Which shouldn’t stop him from making an impression… And why not, if the stars align, win a stage?
Crowned French champion on Sunday June 26 in Cholet, Florian Sénéchal had expressed his disappointment
of not being able to run the Tour 2022, in the two northern stages. But finally, recalled by his Belgian team Quick-Step (due to the absence of his team-mate Tim Declercq due to Covid-19) the 28-year-old Frenchman is running the Tour for the third time.
It was for the first time in the colors of Patrick Lefevere’s team that he joined in 2018. In Copenhagen, during the day of the first stage in line, the latter declared: “I’m sure this shirt will give him little wings.”
And if the northerner, does not want to show the color in advance on his intentions in the regional stages, he assures our colleagues from Stade2, that he is “more proud” of his emblematic blue-white-red jersey that he “may only wear once in his career” which gives him a tenfold pleasure in being on the Tour. “I really don’t want to give up.”
A state of mind that dresses the media and the fans. During the first stage in line in Denmark, in terms of popularity, the French champion’s jersey of Florian Sénéchal would have, for a bit, before the race, almost stolen the show from that of his Belgian team-mate Yves Lampaert.
Before the Dunkirk-Calais stage, after three days of racing and a transfer day between Denmark and France, Florian Sénéchal is 54th, one minute and 14 seconds behind the overall leader of Belgian Wout Van Aert (Jumbo).
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French Champion 2022
Primus Classic 2021
The 2020 Raisin Race
Paris-Roubaix juniors 2011
Tour de France: two participations (135th in 2015 and 161st in 2017)
Giro: two participations (135th in 2018 and retirement in 2019)
Vuelta: a stage in 2021 at Villanueva de la Serena. Two participations (retired in 2016 and 118th in 2021)