Cycling – Tour de France: For Lenny Martinez, we know!

While he was undergoing a life-size test at the highest level on his abilities for the Grand Tours, Lenny Martinez (20 years old), the great hope of Groupama-FDJ, succeeded beyond expectations, even though he marked time after fifteen days. The Frenchman has given pledges for the future. Explanation.

As analyzed it at the start of this Tour of Spain, the generation of French cycling gems, already ready to fight for victory at the highest level, even though they are barely 20 years old, passed a real crash test while competing in his first Grand Tour.

Lenny Martinez is built to win a Grand Tour one day

And Kevin Vauquelin (22 years old), who has the real profile of a Grand Tour rider, did not confirm, Romain Grégoire et Lenny Martinezthe two nuggets of the Groupama-FDJ, provided solid guarantees. By coming close to winning a stage at Laguna Negra, and taking several very strong breakaways at high points of the race, Romain Grégoire confirmed that he was indeed the future successor of Julian Alaphilippe. Lenny Martinezhe also provided guarantees.

He’s missing a week, but…

The climber of the Groupama-FDJ has in fact given assurances of his ability to one day win a Grand Tour. Certainly, the Frenchman gave in after two weeks, exploding in the second big Pyrenean stage after having faltered a little the day before in the queen stage of the Tourmalet (he is now in 24th place), but he was then in 5th place in the general classification, just behind Roglic et Evenepoeland in front Jonas Vingegaard. For a rider who has just celebrated his 20th birthday, who was discovering a Grand Tour and had never competed in a three-week event, the result is astonishing. As for its failure after 15 days, it appears entirely logical. At his age, Lenny Martinez does not yet have the funds to last three weeks at this level. But it will come very quickly, especially thanks to what he is going through at the moment. In fact, all the conditions appear to be met so that very quickly, and perhaps even as early as next year, Lenny Martinez wins the week he is missing and is able to fight until the end for the final victory on a Grand Tour.

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