Tour de France

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This French continental squad is a first-time invitee to the Tour de France and has filled the spot formerly taken by Wanty-Groupe Gobert.

Team Info

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Country
France
UCI Rankings
30th
Team Manager
Jérôme Pineau
Year Founded
2018
Past Tour Results
None
Type of Sponsor
French hotelier and agricultural company
16
grand tour starts for Pierre Rolland
3
grand tour stage wins for Rolland
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Bryan Coquard (F) 28 0 3 104 (2014)
Cyril Barthe (F) 24 0 0 N/A
Maxime Chevalier (F) 21 0 0 N/A
Jens Debusschere (B) 30 0 3 143 (2015)
Cyril Gautier (F) 32 0 8 25 (2014)
Quentin Pacher (F) 28 0 0 N/A
Kevin Reza (F) 32 0 2 73 (2014)
Pierre Rolland (F) 33 2 10 8 (2012)

Equipment

Bicycle: KTM
Components: Shimano
Wheels: DT Swiss
Clothing: noret

What to know

This French continental squad is a first-time invitee to the Tour de France and has filled the spot formerly taken by Wanty-Groupe Gobert. The French team has attracted a smattering of WorldTour veterans, including Pierre Rolland, Jens Debusschere, and Cyril Gautier. The team’s biggest player is sprinter Bryan Coquard, a cagy fast man who can survive the hills and still have a good punch at the end.

Our take

As a first-year invitee, the pressure is on the team to make waves, so look for them to start the early breakaway.