05 April 2022

Franck Renimel: "Several options for the Escaut Grand Prix”

The Arkéa Pro Cycling Team will once again head to Belgium for tomorrow’s women’s Grand Prix de l’Escaut, which will be held in parallel with the men’s race.


Photo Arkéa Pro Cycling Team: Olivia Nieto



I have contracted Covid-19, without any symptoms. But I don’t know where I stand because my feelings during training were fluctuating. The Scheldeprijs will be an indication for me, hoping to have good feelings on this race which can end in a final package. I will discover this event. Last year it was the very first women’s edition of this race, and it was. If I feel good, I will join the sprint, if the victory is at stake, in order to try to get a good result, and if I don’t feel able to do it, I will without any worries put myself at the service of the team“.

Franck Renimel, Directeur-sportif

The briefing


“The Scheldeprijs starts with a straight section, followed by a circuit with a paved sector on a narrow road. It can be windy here, which can cause the race to become tougher, with attempts at tacking. The aim is for the team to race as a team in this event, which will see the best female sprinters in the world at the start. Lucie may consider a sprint performance, but she has had the Covid recently and is not sure where she stands. The sprint may be a solution, but other tactics can also be initiated on our part. We can indeed imagine several race schemes“.


Amandine Fouquenet
Marie-Morgane Le Deunff
Maryanne Hinault