Carlos Betancur: "Bartoli is my secret weapon"

Carlos Betancur attacks, Fleche Wallonne 2013

Carlos Betancur, signed by Ag2r La Mondiale for this season, was something of a surprise. After all, the French team isn't famous for its Spanish-speaking riders and Betancur, a Colombian, didn't bring any other riders with him.

But Betancur - like the other 'big name' arrival at the team, Domenico Pozzovivo - had a healthy collection of points which helped the team maintain its World Tour status. All of which goes a long way in explaining the presence of the lone Colombian on the team.

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