The 78th edition of Paris-Camembert got underway today. Riders covered a total distance of 200km, with the parcours featuring a multitude of climbs and a fast final descent to the line.
The early stages of the race saw various breakaway attempts but it was two riders that went clear. Although a lone chaser tried to join the leading duo, they were unable to do so and the two spent the day up the road. After their advantage peaked at 5 minutes, the bunch ramped up the pace and started to reel them back in. As the pace increased the team lost contact with the bunch, with Florian Stork managing to go through with the first group. On the final climb the action hotted up and a flurry of attacks from the front meant that our young German lost contact with the peloton. He finished the day first for the team in the chasing reduced peloton.
Team Sunweb coach Luke Roberts said: “The race completely exploded on the small steep climbs which were 80km before the finish. Most of the team missed the split, but Florian managed to stick with the first group. He then lost contact with the front on the days last climb. It was a tough race but a good day of experience for our young team.”