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monier claims first pro win at giro 300x223   Monier Claims First Pro Win at GiroAt the Giro d’Italia, Frenchman Damien Monier, sprinted alone for 3 kms and gained is first professional win. Damien fitted with his two breakaway riders, Danilo Hondo and Stefan Kruijswijk on stage 17. It was pure luck when his teammate Tristan Valentin got ill and Monier took his place which brought to colorful start of his career.

After the race, the 27 year old Frenchman explained that it is his eighth season with the team Cofidis and is considered to be a veteran. He said, “Probably I turned pro too young, only four years after starting cycling at 17,” and added, “I almost returned to the amateur ranks because I didn’t have the level of professional cycling. I fought for results and only last year I started to get some.” He placed fourth in the 2009 Tour de 1’Ain and was getting offers by other French teams.

Bernard Quilfen, Directeur Sportif knew…

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