One-day racing continues as Groenewegen leads Team BikeExchange-Jayco at Paris-Chauny, hungry for a victory

Team BikeExchange-Jayco men continue their stint of late season one-day racing, leaving Belgium and heading to France for the one-day Paris-Chauny on Sunday. 
Multiple Tour de France stage winner Dylan Groenewegen will head a mixed team, giving a powerful option if the race comes down to a sprint finish, after showing top form having finished on the podium in three races in the past fortnight.

Groenewegen will be joined by Slovenian lead-out man Luka Mezgec, Italian Alex Konychev, New Zealander Campbell Stewart and Dutch rider Elmar Reinders. While Australian’s Kelland O’Brien and road captain Michael Hepburn round out the seven-rider line-up.
The first edition of Paris-Chauny took place back in 1922, making 2022 special as the centenary year. The team is motivated for the UCI 1.1 level event to try and snatch an end of season victory in a race that often comes down to a bunch sprint finish, despite racing over undulating rolling terrain with 12 ‘côtes’ to tackle.  
Team BikeExchange-Jayco line-up:
Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
Michael Hepburn (AUS)
Alex Konychev (ITA)
Luka Mezgec (SLO)
Kelland O’Brien (AUS)
Campbell Stewart (NZL)
Elmar Reinders (NED) 
Dylan Groenewegen
“We’ve had a quite a busy period recently with lots of one day races and that continues into Paris-Chauny. It is a race that I’ve never done before but I’m looking forward to it and the legs are still feeling good.

It has been a long season, but the motivation is still there, and it is always nice to end on a high, so were going to France to try and win and I am sure it will be a hard fight.”

Tristan Hoffman – Sport Director
“We continue with the one-day racing, this time in France and again we will line up with our sprinter Groenewegen as the team leader. Dylan has been very consistent recently; he’s had three podium finishes in just over 10 days, so he is very motivated to try and get a win and end this season off well. 
Michael Hepburn joins the team and will be the captain on the road and it’s also great that we will have lead-out man Luka Mezgec back with the team after recovering from a crash he had a while ago. It will be another hard race, but the guys are still very motivated.”

2022 Paris-Chauny – Race Details:
Sunday, 25th September: Paris to Chauny, 199km
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