AG2R L. a. Mondiale introduced their 2020 roster in Paris on Tuesday, with the French crew of Romain Bardet final true to its midcentury trendy blue and brown package for the approaching season.

Vincent Lavenu added 4 new riders to finish the 29-rider roster, with Harry Tanfield, Lawrence Naesen, Clément Champoussin and Andrea Vendrame bolstering the squad’s Classics crew.

Lavenu seemed again at a a success 2019 season that integrated a Giro d’Italia level win by means of Nans Peters, Bardet’s polka dot jersey within the Excursion de France and 5 victories from Benoît Cosnefroy along with Oliver Naesen’s podium finishes in Milan-San Remo, Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Excursions.

“The 2019 season has allowed Oliver Naesen to get even nearer to the most efficient classics racers. He confirmed exemplary consistency and psychological energy,” Lavenu stated. “He’s in a position to taking an overly giant victory, and we can make stronger him to be able to accomplish that commonplace objective.

“The 2019 season additionally noticed the emergence of alumni of the Chambéry Cyclisme Formation with Benoît Cosnefroy and his 5 victories, in addition to Nans Peters who placed on a show of an excellent athletic efficiency at the roads of the Giro d’Italia to win his first skilled victory. And Geoffrey Bouchard, in his first 12 months as a qualified, was once the revelation on the Vuelta a España, completing with the King of the Mountains jersey. He’s actually the primary rider from our crew to have stood at the ultimate podium on the end of the Vuelta.”

Bardet was once the crew’s GC looking forward to the Excursion de France however fell on the first hurdle. Lavenu praised the 29-year-old for emerging above his difficulties and bringing house the mountains jersey. 

“This jersey crowns our consistency on the Grande Boucle, nevertheless it particularly illustrates Romain’s energy of persona,” Lavenu stated. “It’s a energy that enabled him to stand up when others would have given up, and which, I’m positive, will ensure him nice luck forward. I observe in the end, the super team spirit of all of the crew all over the season, which make those person performances collective victories.”

The crew is among the longest operating within the peloton, subsidized by means of the similar monetary company since 1997 when AG2R become a co-sponsor with On line casino.

“Whilst we’re getting into the 29th season of our historical past, there are nonetheless many stunning pages to jot down,” Lavenu stated. “This endured growth during the seasons is handiest conceivable with the devoted and fraternal make stronger of a spouse like AG2R L. a. Mondiale, which can be our sponsor for the 24th season. We paintings in combination day-to-day with the typical trust that the best luck are handy. Over time, we have now constructed a mature, sturdy, and united crew.”

AG2R L. a. Mondiale for 2020



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