It’s a busy season for Tarn-et-Garonnais

The 2023 federal cycling season has been a very good year for the division representatives, with three titles and four podiums in the last Occitanie championship raced just before the year-end break. After gaining podium confidence in the elite championships with a hat-trick on the road (Baptiste Lavigne 1st; Matthieu Lavignac, CA Castelsarrasin and Léo Pendery, 82nd on the Montauban bike) and the time trialists (Cyril Couture), 82nd on the Montauban bike, 1st; Lucas De Vincenzi, CA Castelsarrasin and Artus Jaladeau, Montauban ahead of the bike 82), had slightly less success in the last Occitanie championship organized by UV Mazamet on frozen ground in Fontalba (81). . To everyone’s surprise among the U17s, Joseph Raffo (USA Colomiers) took over from big favorite Clément Bouyssou (Espoir Cycliste Montauban) and was disappointed at the finish. In U9 Dylan Jacotey (CA Castelsarrasin) won the title and confirmed his previous races. In U23 Yann Chaptal (VC Mende Lozère) beat favorite Matthieu Lavignac (CA Castelsarrasin/Team Cross Leroy Merlin AVS). On the elite side, Théo Delmas (CA Castelsarrasin), who has been third since the start of the season, will never be able to worry future winner Aloïs Falenta (VC Rodez) and his follower Florian Gaillard (Béziers Méditerranée cyclist); completed the third step of the podium. Among those who kept the situation under control were Johanna Lalanne (Montauban cycling 82) among the women and Jérôme Couderc (Montauban cycling 82) among the masters, and both won the championship. Nicolas Panissard (Montauban cycling 82) completed the podiums in these championships by finishing Masters 1 in third place. Now let’s move on to the 2024 season, but will it be this productive? Let’s hope so.

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