Stefan Kung saw stage 2 as a potential day for a breakaway victory, due to the day's hilly profile
French WorldTour team FDJ will be Groupama-FDJ in 2018, boosting its budget 30 percent to 20 million euro on a three-year deal.
Frenchman Arnaud Démare (FDJ) outsprinted compatriot Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) to win opening stage of Paris-Nice on Sunday.
Europcar riders are worried about a reduced racing schedule after the UCI denied the French squad a WorldTour license for 2015
Bouhanni rode Lapierre's new aero road frame to Giro stage victory on Tuesday in Bari, Italy
Fedrigo and Bouhanni will focus on the sprints while Pinot goes after the GC
The FDJ climber looks like a junior but his climbing is all pro
The Frenchman missed two tests in an 18-month period.