Tour de Normandie is a French stage race held annually in the region of Normandy, France. The race started in 1939 but wasn't held in the periods of 1940-1955 and 1960-1980. In 2005 Tour de Normandie was introduced into the UCI Europe Tour calendar as a 2.2 race.
"Tour de Normandie shouldn’t be underestimated even though it’s a lower category than what we’ve been riding so far in 2019; it’s a tough race, which it always has been", says directeur sportif Michael Blaudzun. "We come here with the ambition to compete for the overall win and of course to see what we can do during each stage. That’s the goal, and I believe it to be a realistic one - we have to ride like a team who believe in ourselves, which we do."
"The stages are a bit up and down in the terrain, and if there’s wind, it’s going to be some hard days. We have to be prepared for every possible situation. It’s a race often won from bonus seconds, which we also must be attentive to. We’re facing seven days of hard concentration, and I believe we have a strong team to fulfill our goals and to go out hunting for success."
Last year's winners:
2018: Tom Stewart (JLT-Condor)
2017: Anthony Delaplace (Fortuneo-Vital Concept)
2016: Baptiste Plankaert (Wallonie-Bruxelles - Group Protect)
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