AG2R CITROËN Team (France) - Press Release: Bastien Tronchon : «I wanted to start my career at home».
«I am very happy to sign a three-year contract with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM. That was my goal this season. Since my first years of cycling at La Motte Servolex Cyclisme, Vincent (Lavenu) has followed me. After having completed the entire training course, I wanted to start my professional career “at home”.
My broken collarbone in mid-May may have been a blessing in disguise. I was very well supported during my convalescence, then I quickly managed to obtain some good results like my stage victory at the Vuelta a Burgos.
Turning professional is just one step. I have three years to prove myself and I want to confirm quickly what I have shown since the start of my time as a stagiaire with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM.
At the beginning of 2023, my schedule will be adapted to allow me to complete my STAPS degree. It is important to earn this diploma before devoting myself 100% to cycling.
I can’t wait to start this new adventure and join a group of guys I know well. I also want to learn how to race well at the World Tour level and to take a new step this winter to be able to perform there.» - Bastien.