Frank replaces Geniez in AG2R Tour de France squad

Mathias Frank of Switzerland and Team AG2R La Mondiale finishes stage 6 at Tour de Suisse

The AG2R La Mondiale team has made a late replacement to its squad for the Tour de France , replacing Alexandre Geniez with Swiss rider Mathias Frank . Geniez, who raced the Giro d'Italia , is lacking the right form to support Romain Bardet for the overall victory in the Tour. General manager Vincent Lavenu said the team made the decision, along with full agreement from Geniez, after a team camp last month. "Alexandre didn't seem to have the fitness and recovery, after having finished the Giro d'Italia in 11th place, that would guarantee the sort of condition he would need to have in order to assume an important role within the team for the Tour de France," Lavenu said. "With a few more days of training and with the French championships under his belt, the decision has proven to be the right one, which is not an easy decision ...

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