His rider, Christophe Laporte, finished only 10th in the Nancy sprint and yet Cédid Vasseur, the manager of Cofidis, was delighted at the foot of his victory bus of Deceuninck's Italian – Quick Step, Elia Viviani. Because the latter should wear the jersey of Cofidis next season.
More than the answers, it is the little smiles of Vasseur with each evocation of the Italian which are worth confirmation of his approaching arrival. "He had never won on the roads of the Tour (Editor's note: five stage wins in the Giro and three at the Vuelta), explains Vasseur. This is especially good for. I am in close contact with Patrick Lefevere, his boss, and we discuss Viviani. Today, he is still in the transfer market. We have naturally positioned since we will no longer work with Nacer Bouhanni next season. Having a sprinter able to win on the roads of the big towers is always interesting. "Even if it is not official, Viviani should land with one of his teammates at Deceunink – Quick Step, Fabio Sabatini.