The riders under the direction of Jean-Marc Rossignon left France with a new podium after another exemplary collective performance in the Classique Paris-Chauny (1.1, 26/09). Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert lined up with several assets for a sprint, but before, the team sent Jonas Koch up the road.
The German rider and a colleague chased the early breakaway of five riders on the Côte de Coussy-le-Château. The duo managed to close a gap of 1’30 and join the race lead for 90 kilometer. They were caught by the peloton in the penultimate local lap in Chauny. It started raining in the last minutes of the race, causing a crash with Riccardo Minali. His compatriot Andrea Pasqualon sprinted to third place behind winner Jasper Philipsen. In this way, the team leaves Paris-Chauny with a podium for a third time in four participations.