Voeckler has already placed Colnago on the winner’s podium at Bèsseges and the Tour du Haut Var and hopes to win a stage at Paris-Nice as well as fight for a strong position in the overall classification.
“I am satisfied with the start of my season. I’ve put in a lot of hard work, but I am still not in top condition. I think I can become even stronger,” the French national champion said. “I am very motivated for Paris-Nice, but I am also realistic. The time trial is a handicap against me. I don’t have a specific stage in mind, but I’ve been twice second, so I would like to win one. It’s Paris-Nice, so it’s very wide open.”
Voeckler will later take aim at the Tour of Flanders, a race he says he admires: “I really love that race, but the only problem is I don’t like the rain. It would be pretentious to say that I could try to win, because I’ve never really done well in this type of race, but I am very motivated.”