Damien Monier’s Chinese Takeaway

Cofidis’s Damien Monier is a rider who you probably hadn’t heard of until the Giro when he won Stage 17, claiming the mountain stage into Peio Terme. From Clermont-Ferrand, the city bang in the centre of France famous for Michelin and its extinct volcanoes, he’d been a pro for six years but had only showed … Read more

Monier should never have won

Damien Monier should never have won today’s stage of the Giro. It was Tristan Valentin’s late withdrawal that saw Monier was drafted in with just three days to go. No matter, Monier said after the stage that he was feeling strong for the third week. Twice a pursuit champion of France, Monier is from Clermont-Ferrand, … Read more