Tour Poitou Charentes (2.1)
23rd to 26th August
Stage 1: Chauray – Périgny/Léa Nature (193,1km)
Stage 2: Périgny – Vars (195,2km)
Stage 3: Nieuil-l’Espoir – Vivonne (90,7km)
Stage 4: Smarves – Vivonne (18,3km)
Stage 5: Mansle – Poitiers (185,1km)
A constant up and down, with opportunities for the fast men and very favourable for powerful breakaways looking to surprise. This is the presentation of the Tour de Poitou Charentes, the race that closes the French tour of EOLO Kometa and will be decided with a 20-kilometre time trial in the second sector on Thursday.
With the morale very high after the victory in the final day of Limousin, Albanese showed the way to continue adding good results. A competitive line up that will be looking for mass finishes with Lonardi and will have a great variety of brave riders who can be protagonists in the breakaways.