FDJ Cycling Team (France) - Press Release: David Gaudu saved the best for last. On the final stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, which was also the toughest one, the young climber of the Groupama-FDJ cycling team showed all his talent and grit. Attentive when he needed to be and really impressive on the climbs, the Frenchman took a prestigious victory at Arrate. At the end of a frenetic race, he also brought to the team its first WorldTour win this year. Finishing together with the overall winner Primoz Roglic, David Gaudu also completed his week in fifth position in the general classification. He’s now perfectly on track for the Ardennes Classics.
“It was insane!” - David Gaudu.
Finally, the Frenchman took advantage of his performance to climb to fifth place in the final general classification. He can now head towards the Ardennes Classics with a high morale. “The Tour of the Basque Country is really the optimal preparation race for these events,” he concluded. “Now, I just need to stay focus. I hope I will be there in great shape.”