Tour de France

Total Direct Energie

The French squad is the descendent of the once-proud Team Europcar and Bouygues-Telecom squads of Thomas Voeckler and Laurent Brochard.

Team Info

Flag of France

Country
France
UCI Rankings
25th
Team Manager
Jean-René Bernaudeau
Year Founded
2000
Past Tour Results
Stage win 2017
Type of Sponsor
French electricity utility company
18
career wins for Niccolò Bonifazio
2
grand tour stage wins for Lilian Calmejane
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Liliane Calmejane (F) 27 1 3 30 (2018)
Nicolò Bonifazio (I) 26 0 1 137 (2019)
Mathieu Burgaudeau(F) 21 0 0 N/A
Jérôme Cousin (F) 31 0 3 93 (2018)
Fabien Grellier (F) 25 0 2 120 (2018)
Romain Sicard (F) 32 0 6 33 (2015)
Geoffrey Soupe (F) 32 0 2 123 (2015)
Anthony Turgis (F) 26 0 2 116 (2018)

Equipment

Bicycle: Wilier Triestina
Components: Shimano
Wheels: Ursus
Clothing: Nalini

What to know

The French squad is the descendent of the once-proud Team Europcar and Bouygues-Telecom squads of Thomas Voeckler and Laurent Brochard. For years the squad was the top team in France. These days Total Direct Energie has lost much of that firepower, yet it still retains its place at the Tour de France, where the squad will once again be in the race’s doomed early breakaways.

Our take

Cheer for these boys in blue as they attack early, burn their matches on the road, and then get caught long before the final push to the finish line. Glory is on the line for every doomed breakaway rider, and nobody knows this better than the riders of Total Direct Energie.