Tour de France

Cofidis Solutions Credits

The French team is a stalwart of the Tour de France, having participated in the race every year since 1997.

Team Info

Flag of France

Country
France
UCI Rankings
11th
Team Manager
Cedric Vasseur
Year Founded
1997 (in current edition)
Past Tour Results
Stage win 2008
Type of Sponsor
French bank
6
top-10 stage finishes by Viviani during the 2019 Tour
0
Tour stage wins by Cofidis in the last decade
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Nicolas Edet (F) 32 0 7 43 (2018)
Jesús Herrada (Sp) 29 0 5 20 (2019)
José Herrada (Sp) 34 0 1 65 (2015)
Christophe Laporte (F) 27 0 5 124 (2018)
Guillaume Martin (F) 27 0 3 12 (2019)
Pierre-Luc Périchon (F) 33 0 4 42 (2017)
Fabio Sabatini (I) 35 0 6 117 (2012)
Elia Viviani (I) 31 1 2 130 (2019)

Equipment

Bicycle: De Rosa
Components: Campagnolo
Wheels: Fulcrum
Clothing: Nalini

What to know

The French team is a stalwart of the Tour de France, having participated in the race every year since 1997. Usually a squad for early breakaways, Cofidis will target two goals at this year’s Tour. Elia Viviani is still one of the fastest sprinters in the bunch, so look for Cofidis to try and set him up for the few flat stages at this year’s race. Then, Guillaume Martin turned heads in 2019 with a 12th place overall, and Cofidis would love to have the Frenchman finish inside the top-10.

Our take

Viviani is a top sprinter who is still looking for his first taste of Tour de France success. If Cofidis can iron out its leadout train, look for Viviani to win a stage or two.