He was looking for his first victory in 2023. After having achieved good performances since the start of the season (4th in the Trofeo Ses Salines – Alcudia, 5th in the Trofeo Calvia …), Axel Zingle (Cofidis) managed to raise his arms this Saturday on the occasion of the Classic Loire Atlantiquewhich counts for the FDJ French Cup 2023. He who succeeds hasu track record to his teammate Anthony Perez made his burst of speed speak in the final to get ahead in the sprint Laurence Pithie (Groupama-FDJ) and Michael Sideland (Tudor Pro Cycling Team). A success that can do him good for the rest of his season.
Video – ITW/Le Mag – Axel Zingle won the 2023 edition!
ï¿½’ #Classic44 Victoire d’Axel Zingle (Cofidis) ahead of Laurence Pithie, Maikel Zijlaard, Paul Penhoêt and Colin Joyce
Notre #direct â–º pic.twitter.com/EDnt0Hl1Ex
– France 3 Pays de la Loire (@F3PaysdelaLoire) March 18, 2023
Axel Zingle: “I was over-motivated throughout the race”
“I am very happy with this victory! I was impatiently waiting to win this season, to show that I could win, that I fight every day to win races. I really wanted to do well and we knew it was a good weekend to score points. I was over-motivated throughout the race and it’s a feeling that was shared by the whole team. We were able to bear the weight of the race. In the final, Anthony (Pérez) attacked at the right time, I had to stay well placed to manage my sprint. It’s a great satisfaction. From now on, we will prepare for tomorrow’s race. And if we can win, we won’t deprive ourselves of it!”explain Axel Zingle in comments reported by his training.
ðŸ¥‡ð—”ð˜…ð—²ð—¹ ð—ð—¶ð—»ï¿½’ð—¹ð—² ! #classic44 ðŸ“· LNC / B. Bade pic.twitter.com/a4jk1xuPm9
— Team Cofidis (@TeamCOFIDIS) March 18, 2023