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Published on 09-25-2023

The weekend in review

It was another weekend of racing for the Team, which was engaged on various fronts in France with Paris-Chauny and in the Netherlands with the European Championships. Find out all about our riders and their performances over the weekend below:

Sandy Dujardin & Anthony Turgis, in form with the French team

It was a successful weekend for the French team, with Christophe Laporte taking a fine victory to keep his team-mate Wout van Aert at bay. Team TotalEnergies had two riders in the race: Anthony Turgis and Sandy Dujardin.

It was a fine performance for the French and for our riders, who brought their strength to the team.

In terms of performance, Sandy had to deal with a mechanical problem with his wheel, which set him back in the final rankings. He finished bravely in the pack.

The words of Jean-René Bernaudeau

“A lot of bad luck for Sandy, but he’s nevertheless proving that he’s in great shape, with one race day after another. The team has every confidence in him for the future.”

The words of Sandy Dujardin

“I’m really happy with the race because I was in good shape physically, and also with the result for my team-mates; I think I did a good job. Bad luck happens. The most important thing is that Christophe was able to win, that takes away a lot of the frustration.”


Mathieu Burgaudeau, a fractured collarbone

Taking part in a training session this weekend in the Basque Country, Mathieu Burgaudeau was involved in a crash, fracturing his right collarbone. Our rider will therefore be absent for the rest of the season, compromising his participation in the forthcoming races and finally announcing the end of his season.

After finishing second in the Bretagne Classic and finishing on several podiums in the Tour de France, it’s clear that this fall will put a damper on our rider’s final season. We wish Mathieu a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the roads very soon.

The words of Jean-René Bernaudeau

“It’s unfortunate for Mathieu, who finished 2nd in Plouay, heralding a promising end to the season with the Tour de Vendée where he was considered an outsider. We’ll have to make do without him and focus on the remaining ten or so days of racing.”


Jason Tesson, a new podium behind the green jersey

He took part in Paris – Chauny this weekend and once again confirmed his good form at the end of the season. In the bunch sprint, Jason Tesson was neck-and-neck with a number of other riders and did well to finish second in the race.

He finished just behind the winner of the day: Jasper Philipsen, green jersey and currently best sprinter in the world. Encouraging.

In the words of Jason Tesson

“It was a fairly fast finish, and I was having a really good day with a really good feeling. Lorrenzo did his utmost to place me well, as did Julien. I fought for my place right up to the last kilometre and then went for it after 300 metres because I had no choice. Philipsen overtook me in the final metres… I fought hard for this place.”

“I’m a bit disappointed to be second but it confirms my good form at the end of the season, I’ve got two races left and I’m really motivated to go and get a win before the break.”

“It brings points back to the team, it’s important to bring some back, it’s not over yet.”

The words of Jean-René Bernaudeau

“We’ll have to remember Jason’s very fine sprint, which earned him 2nd place in Chauny among the world’s top sprinters. He was only beaten by one man: the Tour’s green jersey. A great performance.”