Benoît Cosnefroy should finally participate in the World Cup with the France team

If the arrival of Benoît Cosnefroy in Australia is confirmed, the information will have been well kept until the end by the French Cycling Federation and Thomas Voeckler, coach of the France team.

Because after his victory at the Quebec GP on September 9, the Norman from the Ag2r-Citroën team had clearly announced that he was giving up his selection, however obvious, for the World Cup online race which is to take place next Sunday on the circuit. around Wollongong, an hour and a half drive south of Sydney.

To replace Armirail or Cavagna

According to our information, he would have indeed embarked this Sunday at the end of the day on board a flight for Australia, a few hours ahead of the rest of the French, who travel on another company.

A situation authorized by the UCI regulations, which specify that each nation can replace a rider of its selection on the condition that the new registrant is already registered on the provisional list of entrants. However, the name of Cosnefroy appears on the second of the six pages that make up this “entry list”, which will be officially updated on Saturday to become the "start-list" (the list of starters) but which Thomas Voeckler should confirm during his press conference on Wednesday morning.

Benoît Cosnefroy could thus replace one of the two riders in the time trial race this Sunday, Bruno Armirail (10th) or Rémi Cavagna (11th), also initially scheduled for the online race.

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