August 04, 2015 (Saint Martin de Landelles, France) – Canada’s Antoine Duchesne (Europcar) finished third at La Poly Normande on Sunday. Duchesne completed the 157km race from Avranches to Saint Martin de Landelles in 4:14:32 with the same time as winner, Oliver Nassen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise. Duchesne’s teammate, Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) finished second.
Meanwhile, Team Europcar is in a race to find a new title sponsor as Europcar, a Paris-based car rental agency, will no longer support the team after 2015. According to rumours on Facebook, team owner Jean-René Bernardeau will soon reveal a new title sponsor.
The UCI Professional Continental team often competes in WorldTour events, such as the Tour de France, on a wild card invitation. Previously known as Brioches La Boulangère, Bonjour, Bouygues Télécom, and Bbox Bouygues Telecom, the team rides Colnago bikes and counts Canadian-based Louis Garneau Sports among its sponsors.
1. Oliver Nassen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise 4:14:32
2. Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Europcar
3. Antoine Duchesne (Can) Europcar