A football match was held earlier this week between French cyclists and The Rest of the World at Stade Jean Bouin in D’Issy-les-Moulineaux.
The teams included some big names, and the final score was 5-5 with the Rest of the World winning 4-3 on penalties.
The team line-ups were as follows:
FRANCE / Coaches : Jérôme Rothen & Julien Jurdie
Romain Bardet – Alexandre Blain – Nacer Bouhanni – Rayane Bouhanni – Bryan Coquard – Rémy Di Gregorio – Jimmy Engoulvent – Armindo Fonseca – Adrien Petit – Cédric Pineau – Jérôme Pineau (cap) – Thibaut Pinot – Kevin Reza – Christophe Riblon – Geoffrey Soupe – Sébastien Turgot – Arthur Vichot
Rest of the World / Coach : Oscar Pereiro
Eros Capecchi – Murilo Fischer – Marco Haller – Juan José Lobato – Davide Malacarne – Luis Angel Maté – Rinaldo Nocentini – Simon Pellaud – Filippo Pozzato – Luis Leon Sanchez – Evaldas Šiškevičius – Gert Steegmans – Thomas Sprengers – Edward Theuns – Greg Van Avermaet – Preben Van Hecke – Michael Van Staeyen – Jussi Veikkanen
Afterwards, a few of the French players (Romain Bardet, Thibaut Pinot, Nacer Bouhanni and his brother Rayane) had a keepy-uppy competition and the younger Bouhanni was particularly impressive. Rayane will ride for Cofidis in 2016.
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