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The fountain of youth
The young and talented Alexis Vuillermoz (2010 U23 French Champion and winner of the French Cup) now has someone to climb the international rankings with. Jordan Sarrou rising star on the international racing scene, finished 10th at the XC World Championships for his 1st year in the U23 category. Thomas Lapeyrie, 21 years old and a regular on French race podiums, and Pierre-Geoffoy Plantet, rider and part of R&D team in Lapierre, complete the quatuor.
Just imagine what the future holds…
Lapierre riders take off with Pendbox
With Nicolas Vouilloz as a mentor and Pendbox technology as a motor, riders from Team Lapierre International are climbing he rankings as quickly as they’re getting to the bottom of their runs.
At just 23, the New Zealander Sam Blenkinsop, already has a 3rd place in the 2010 World Cup, and another 3rd place finish in the 2011 World Championships.
He is joined again this year by fellow New Zealander Cameron Cole (2nd in the 2010 Fort William WC), French Junior champion Loïc Bruni and newcomer Patrick Thome.
Lapierre begins its 10th season as close partner of the FDJ with more than enthusiasm! A collaboration that has lasted so long is something of a rarity in the cycling world, and it deserves to be celebrated.
The adventure started after a meeting between Gilles Lapierre and Marc Madiot, emblematic leader of the FDJ team and a passionate cyclist with values and conviction. With two Paris-Roubaix titles under his belt, he’s been part of the professional peloton as a rider and now a directeur sportif for years now, so when he puts his team in our hands, we rise to the occasion to surpass his expectations.
Our partnership is built on common values: being close to the riders, a strong code of ethics, hard work, longterm results, and a firm belief in young talent. The French public seems to agree, making the FDJ their favorite team since 2006. Ten Tour de Frances (6 stage wins), 7 Giros (2 stage wins), 6 Vueltas (2 stage wins), 2 Paris-Tours, numerous world and national titles, including 6 National Cyclocross Championship titles for Francis Mourey…the FDJ jersey has been everywhere.
Today, the FDJ has a new direction and even higher ambitions. With team leaders Sandy Casar, Frédéric Guesdon, Francis Mourey and Benoit Vaugrenard as a foundation, up-and-coming riders such as Jérémy Roy and Anthony Roux will have to prove that they are the future generation of cycling. Along with newcomers Pierrick Fedrigo and Rémi Pauriol, it’s their turn to give it their all.
For his 1st season as a professionnal rider, Arnaud Démare, U23 World Champion in 2011, wants to prove he's a safe bet in the FDJ Bigmat Team.
We’ll be there to support them with state-of-the-art technology and an encouraging “Allez!” the entire season.