AG2R Citroën 2022 Team Preview

Roubaix – France – wielrennen – cycling – cyclisme – radsport – Van Avermaet Greg (BEL) of Ag2R Citroen Team & Van Hoecke Gijs (BEL) of Ag2R Citroen Team pictured during a team training session prior to the UCI World Tour 118th Paris Roubaix cycling race with start in Compiegne and finish at the Velodrome Andre-Petrieux in Roubaix on September 30, 2021 in Roubaix, France- photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2021

After the departure of Romain Bardet, AG2R Citroën appeared to be focussing on classics success in 2021 with their Tour de France general classification ambitions put to one side for the time being. Their season had two major highlights, Ben O’Connor at the Tour de France after signing an initial one year deal from NTT and Greg van Avermaet’s backdoor third at the Tour of Flanders.

Oudenaarde – Belgium – wielrennen – cycling – cyclisme – radsport – Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium / Team AG2R Citroen) – Jasper Stuyven (Belgium / Team Trek – Segafredo) pictured during Ronde van Vlaanderen – Tour des Flandres ME a one day race from Antwerp to Oudenaarde (263.7kKM) – photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2021

Benji and LR review their 2021 season, recap their understated youth centered transfer season and predict what the men in brown shorts will accomplish in 2022 – is repeat Tour de France success on the cards for O’Connor after his multi-year contract extension?

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