Team Type 1-Sanofi in France for Paris-Bruxelles, GP Fourmies

-Sanofi brings its late-season strength to full force this weekend in northern France, racing the semi-classic on Saturday and then rolling out to the hills for the GP Fourmies on the following day.

-Sanofi roster for UCI 1.HC and UCI 1.1 GP Fourmies, Sep. 8-9:

Alessandro Bazzana – ITA

Rubens Bertogliati – SUI

Laszlo Bodrogi - FRA

Julien El Fares - FRA

Jure Kocjan – SLO

Vegard Stake Laengen - NOR

Georg Preidler – AUT

Martijn Verschoor* – NED

DS Massimo Podenzana – ITA

* = professional cyclist with type 1 diabetes

-Sanofi General Manager Vassili Davidenko said a strong squad is set to go to the front on Saturday and fight throughout the weekend.

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“Last year we had two top-20 finishes at , we won the Best Team Classification at GP Fourmies, and the core of this squad was at the finish both days. We’re bringing a very talented line up, with Bazzana and Kocjan on excellent form for the final kilometers into Bruxelles, while Bodrogi and Bertogliati have the legs and experience to deal with what will be a technically challenging race on Sunday,” Davidenko said.

-Sanofi CEO and Co-Founder said continued diabetes outreach in France is reinforced by the squad’s repeat appearance at the two races.

“France is our most visited country this year, second to none. For this we owe a great deal of thanks to Sanofi for their patronage and partnership. Each event we attend we find more and more old friends, people who have seen us at races throughout the season, diabetes patients who have visited one of our evening symposiums, or just cycling fans who know and support us. For this we are extremely thankful and especially grateful,” Southerland said.

 

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