He suffers from whiplash and will not be able to participate in the upcoming Tour Down Under. He will be replaced by Mathieu Perget.
Mickaël Chérel was unlucky. He will have to rest for at least ten days, and will then go to a medical examinations that will decide when he can return to competition.
He will, however, be able to come to the team's last pre-season training camp in Aups, South-East France, from January 11-20.