It was Quentin Pacher's first year with a WorldTour team after switching to Groupama-FDJ last winter. In his first year with the team, he has become comfortable and is satisfied with his performance.
"For several reasons, it was a new step in my development as a pro. It was my first season in the WorldTour, with the program and racing calendar that comes with it," said Pacher. He continues, “I think I met the expectations. I had results throughout the year, and the team wanted me because they knew my consistency; that’s what interested them.”
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Pacher was not able to add any victories to his achievement list this season, but he did win silver in the seventeenth stage of Vuelta a Espana. “I can be satisfied because my physical condition and my level are what they are, and I know now what I can do with it, but I cannot be very satisfied because I haven’t won yet. There were times when I thought I could do it, but I now have to! This is the small step that I miss to be very satisfied. That being said, to be satisfied, that’s not bad,” shared Pacher.
Getting his first victory as a pro will be his main goal in the upcoming season.“I approach the next one with the same spirit as this one but wishing to get the last thing I miss: winning. I don’t forget everything else, especially the consistency that the team expects from me, or the Tour de France,” concluded Pacher.