THREE TO WATCH

A trio of French grimpeurs who en­ter the pro­fes­sional divi­sion in 2017. Re­mem­ber their names and im­press other road­side fans when you see them in a break

Procycling - - Prologue -

PAUL OURSELIN

As a Vendée U rider last year he won seven races in­clud­ing the French U23 Cham­pi­onships in Ci­vaux. He was a sta­giaire with Direct En­ergie in the lat­ter part of last year and joins the squad full time this year

LÉO VINCENT

An alum­nus of the CC Etu­pes squad, the 21-year-old, like Gaudu, was a sta­giaire and is FDJ-bound in 2017. In 2015, the climber won a moun­tain stage in each of the Ronde de l’Isard and the Tour des Pays de Savoie

MATHIAS LE TURNIER

Af­ter win­ning the Tour of MareuilVerteil­lac Ribérac and hit­ting the podium in a string of in­ter­na­tional races, such as the Tour de Gironde and the Ronde de l’Isard, the 21-year- old joins Co idis. He’ll be a rare climber in the sprint team

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