Boucles Drome Ardeche adds Charly Mottet and Bernard Vallet as ambassadors and advisers for 2020
Nov 05 2019 09:18 pm CET

Boucles Drome Ardeche adds Charly Mottet and Bernard Vallet as ambassadors and advisers for 2020
Boucles Drome Ardeche adds Charly Mottet and Bernard Vallet as ambassadors and advisers for 2020
Les boucles Drome Ardeche logo

The organising committee of the Boucles Drome Ardeche professional races has announced the signing of Charly Mottet and Bernard Vallet as sports ambassadors and technical advisers.

Mottet was number one in the World ranking in 1989, won three times the Criterium du Dauphine and wore the Maillot Jaune at the 1987 Tour de France for six days. "As a rider, I would have loved to have been able to compete in two such races so close to home," he mentioned. "I know these roads so well...

"After discovering the Boucles Drôme Ardèche from the inside last year, it seemed natural to me to invest more with the organizers, which is what I am doing and enjoying it very much. I will bring my knowledge of the region, and advise the organising committee from a technical and regulatory point of view, not to mention the relations with the teams."

Vallet won a stage in the 1980 Tour de France and took the polka dot jersey at the 1982 edition of the French grand tour. "I have gotten to know the Boucles Drôme Ardèche as a spectator, and then as a VIP driver at the 2016 and 2017 editions," the former rider explained.

"I always found that they were beautiful races that were highly valued. Their standing has risen over the years, and there is still room for it to grow. Joining to bring our knowledge of the region was a clear decision. Charly and I make a good combo. I will focus more specifically on the public relations."

For 2020, the French races will be part of the UCI ProSeries -the tier right below the WorldTour. The 20th edition of the races will be held on February 29 and March 1 of 2020.





COMMENTS



POLL


Loading Poll...
JOIN OUR TEAM!


Have you always wanted to write about cycling? Click HERE to contact us!
THE LATEST CYCLING NEWS IN YOUR MAILBOX


Enter your email address:

CURRENT KEY RACES (17 NOVEMBER)



UPCOMING RACES


RECENT RACES