Denine.  The champions at the start of the 63rd GP this Thursday

Denine. The champions at the start of the 63rd GP this Thursday

No more postponements or cancellations due to Covid. For this year 2022, all lights are green. The track for the 63rd Grand Prix de Denain will be the same as on September 21, 2021 in Hainaut-Cambrésis.

Two new teams

Thursday from 11 am will be the second round of the Coupe de France 2022. The rules of the event make the participation of all French teams mandatory. Thus, half of the configurations will be tricolor. New in 2022 will be the participation of two newcomers: Nice, Metropole Côte d’Azur and Team U Atlantic, who are discovering the world of professionals this season.

A flavor of the Tour de France

In the entry forms received at the Organizing Committee, we find on the north side the formation of Cofidis and the formation of the Go Sport Roubaix Lille Métropole. In addition to Cambrésien by birth, Quentin Jaurégui, already seen in a long separation in Belgium, but also Arrageois Adrien Petit, is always at ease on the cobblestones and in the running. He often stood out in two dens. He has just joined the Belgian team Intermarché Wanty Gobert Matériaux and one could think he would have a card to play.

The rest of the teams selected there are heavy. Thus we note the participation of a runner from Boulogne, which we will talk about later. Reading through the entry list, we realize that only Englander Daniel McClay of Arkéa Samsic’s Britton squad is the only one to be starting. His team is going through an exhilarating period and the former winner always likes to raise his arms again as he won.

At Groupama FDJ we notice Clément Davy, another reveal of Paris-Roubaix, who will try to succeed Arnaud Demare, Marc Madiot’s last winner in 2017. Jordi Meuus (Bora) will surely want to take another step on the podium from second last year. In this German team it will also be necessary to watch fast Shane Archbold, the New Zealand winner will not be out of place on the Denaisien roster.

The UAE team and Ineos Grenadiers are based in Cavognet. Germany’s Pascal Ackermann, a two-time winner of Formiez, in two stages of the Tour of Spain as well as in Italy, will be the Emirates team runner who will be joined by the great Boulogne Alexei Brunel. Fernando Gaviria, time announced, will be replaced due to a recent broken collarbone.

Then, at Jumbo Visma, Olympic champion Primus Roglic was the three-time winner of the Tour of Spain and 2And the From Tour 2020, which will catch all eyes, just like Jonas Weinggaard, 2And the From Tour 2021. Finally, the English will come from the Inéo Greandiers with Adam Yates, 4And the from round 2016.

There is a Tour de France effect with the Arenberg stage of the next round Dominique Serrano notes that the list of alternatives is particularly attractive. ” And so our Pro-Series pass is rewarded ‘, concludes a happy boss

The event will be broadcast live on France 3 Hauts-de-France from 1:55 pm. And on Eurosport 2 live from 2 pm, then at 6 pm and 9 pm. Delay in Eurosport 1. The race can also be followed on the Eurosport Player app.

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