It's solely May 27 and Benjamin Thomas has already damaged his document for victories over a season by growing his counter from two successes to a few this Friday throughout the 2nd stage of the Loops of the Mayenne. Author of a strong dash on the false flat rising from Pré-en-Pail-Saint-Samson, the runner of the Cofidis dominated Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën Team) and Alex Aranburu (Trek-Segafredo). “I decided to produce my effort early enough for it to be a hard sprint, and that smiled on me”explains the winner of the day and new chief of the overall classification with The Channel The Team.
Video – The response of Benjamin Thomas after his victory in Mayenne
The final kilometer of the 2nd stage of the Boucles de la Mayenne which noticed Benjamin Thomas win the dash.
— the chain L'Équipe (@lachainelequipe) May 27, 2022
“My competitors are not going to give up until the end, I know it”
After successful theStar of Bessèges – Tour du Gard final February, then having completed fourth within the Four Days of Dunkirk just a few days in the past, Benjamin Thomas continues to impress in French stage races. “These are events that I know and that I appreciate. I can express my qualities more than in the big races on the calendar, where I have more of a role as a team member. I really blossom in these races, I I'm having fun. I came to these Boucles de la Mayenne to test myself for this summer's deadlines, and now we're going to defend the leader's jersey. I have good competitors behind me and they won't let go until at the end, I know it”concludes the native of Lavaur.
– Courrierdelamayenne (@CDLM53) May 27, 2022