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Simon Geschke
Nathan Haas
Piet Allegaert
Kenneth Vanbilsen
Jelle Wallays
Natnael Berhane
Fernando Barceló
Rubén Fernández
Jesús Herrada
José Herrada
Thomas Champion
Nicolas Edet
Eddy Finé
Victor Lafay
Christophe Laporte
Guillaume Martin
Emmanuel Morin
Anthony Perez
Pierre-Luc Périchon
Rémy Rochas
Hugo Toumire
Simone Consonni
Fabio Sabatini
Attilio Viviani
Elia Viviani
Jempy Drucker
Szymon Sajnok
Andre Carvalho
Tom Bohli

Guillaume Martin wins the Tour de l'Ain

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At the start of this 2nd stage of the 34th edition of the Tour de l'Ain, 142.5 km were on the program. 4 difficulties were listed including 2 passage up the Col de Portes and a finish after a final descent to Lagnieu. The Cofidis team had already worked the day before during the sprint to protect Guillaume Martin, allowing him to arrive in the peloton and thus not lose time on the favorites. A revenge on bad luck It was a small breakaway that formed early in the stage. It was quickly controlled so that the favorites could play for victory and the overall classification. At the briefing, the plan was precise : Start riding and displaying their ambitions on the 3rd climb of the day, the Côte de Seillonnaz to put Guillaume Martin in orbit. Around him, Ruben Fernandez, François Bidard and then Rémy Rochas (victim of a fall without gravity during the 1st stage) did not count their efforts to support their leader. In the last kilometer, Guillaume Martin produced his effort in turn. His acceleration is decisive: the Norman can raise his arms, finally, as an illustration of the collective strength of the team. Everyone knows that the taste of victory is rare in cycling, making victory even more beautiful. Guillaume Martin had not won since the Mercan'Tour Classic last year, and now has 8 professional successes to his credit. This moment of joy is also a revenge on bad luck, a few weeks after his hasty departure from the Tour de France due to a positive test for Covid-19. Now, the team will work hard, again, to defend its leader's jersey and give Cofidis another stage race victory this season. They said Guillaume Martin: "I'm obviously very happy to have been able to...

Guillaume Martin at his first GIRO

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The Cofidis team is preparing to compete in the first Grand Tour of the season with ambition. For the first time in his career, the Normand will compete in the Giro. His solid experience of the Grand Tours (5 participations in the Tour de France, 2 in the Vuelta) will necessarily be an asset to approach these three weeks of competition. During his last 5 Grand Tours, Guillaume has always finished in the ‘top 20’. His progress is constant since he remains in two 'top 10', at the end of the last Grande Boucle (8th) and the Vuelta (9th). Returning to competition last Sunday in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the climber completed more than three weeks of training at altitude in Sicily, in particular on the slopes of Etna, in order to adapt to Italian roads. He will do everything to join in the victory of certain stages (there will be 6 in the mountains) and aim for the general classification. Guillaume will be supported by the whole team, like Pierre-Luc Périchon, Anthony Perez, Davide Villella, Rémy Rochas, very prominent during the last Vuelta (15th), and Wesley Kreder. All these riders, exemplary teammates, will also be able to do well in order to aim for a stage victory. “The objective will be to achieve a good, even a very good result in the general classification. I hope to do better than my best performance in a Grand Tour (8th). During the three-week course in Sicily and on the slopes of Etna, I worked well, rode well. Admittedly, I only had one day of racing before the Giro (Liège-Bastogne-Liège) so it will be a bit of an unknown. But I hope to build pressure throughout the three weeks and I am very happy to discover this Grand Tour. It will be a first. I have ...

Victory of ION IZAGIRRE in the last stage of the Tour of the BASQUE COUNTRY

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After a remarkable stage in which he gave up nothing, Ion Izagirre won for the first time in the colors of Cofidis. The Spaniard, who finished 2nd overall, 11 seconds behind the winner, Daniel Felipe Martinez, thus offering Cofidis its 8th victory of the season and its first in the UCI world tour circuit in 2022. He had time to raise his right arm and clench his fist, a sign of overwhelming enthusiasm and resilience at every turn. Ion Izagirre crossed the line first, this Saturday afternoon in Arrate. The day's stage, 137.5 km long from Eibar will have been epic all the way with seven passes to climb in the Basque mountains. A breathtaking finale Hostilities began with about 40 kilometers to go. The thrilling finale was littered with attacks, and Ion Izagirre was one of the most active at the front. On the last climb, there were only a handful of strong riders left at the front, including overall winner Daniel Felipe Martinez, Jonas Vingegaard, Marc Soler and Alexandr Vlasov. Next to them, Ion Izagirre. The Basque rider held on despite a crash with 4 km to go. He immediately got back on his bike and made a great effort to catch the frontrunners. In a breathtaking final, he managed to get the better of Alexandr Vlasov and Marc Soler. Having joined Cofidis in the off-season, Ion has always considered the Tour of the Basque Country, the region where he grew up, as an important goal. He won it in 2019 and had a stage last year. So the Spaniard repeated the feat under his new colors, which allows him to take 2nd place overall, just 11 seconds behind leader Daniel Felipe Martinez.

Bryan Coquard wins the 2nd stage of the Tour de Provence

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The Cofidis sprinter managed the end of the race perfectly this Saturday in Manosque. By following Pierre Latour's attack and then resisting Julien Alaphilippe, he offered himself his 2nd victory of the season, the 4th for the Cofidis team. What a demonstration! It took courage, stamina and a hell of a lot of fitness to turn this 2nd stage of the Tour de Provence around. Throughout the day, on the steep roads between Arles and Manosque (180.6 km), the Cofidis riders worked hard to control the breakaway and help the scenario end in a sprint. As the final kilometer approached, Pierre-Luc Périchon attacked. Then, it was Bryan Coquard who entered the track. Already the 4th victory for Cofidis The Cofidis rider managed to counter an attack by Pierre Latour. Then, it was necessary to resist with punch and talent, especially to manage to stay ahead of the reigning world champion, Julien Alaphilippe. Bryan Coquard thus signs the 47th victory of his career and the 2nd under the Cofidis colors. Indeed, he had won 9 days earlier on the roads of the Étoile de Bessèges. It brings to four the number of successes of the Cofidis team in this early season, with that of Benjamin Thomas in the general classification of the Gardoise race. The entire northern team aspires to keep the momentum going, and there will be no shortage of opportunities starting this Sunday, between the final stage of the Tour de Provence and the Clasica de Almeria in Spain. Bryan Coquard "Obviously, I'm thrilled to lift my arms for the 2nd time this season. You get a taste for it, it's a great feeling! We were super good collectively today and we had our hearts set on making up for yesterday. With my teamma...

Cofidis at the vuelta

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It has now become a habit: the Cofidis team likes to shine on the roads of the Vuelta. In recent years, David Moncoutié, Nicolas Edet, Jesus Herrada and Guillaume Martin have demonstrated this. This season, with Guillaume and Jesus as leaders of the squad, the northern formation will do everything to experience new emotions and beautiful successes on the roads of the most prestigious Spanish race. It is a tradition, a history that the riders are committed, season after season, to enriching. On the roads of the Vuelta, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the sun-scorched lands of Andalusia, the Cofidis team has become accustomed to distinguishing itself, playing the leading roles and shining. Last year, it was Guillaume Martin who won the polka-dot jersey for best climber. A season earlier, Jesús Herrada raised his arms and Nicolas Edet wore the red leader's jersey. And everyone remembers the ease of David Moncoutié, best climber on four occasions and winner of four stages. Guillaume Martin, a leader eager to shine This season, the Nordic formation will not lack arguments to illustrate itself at the Vuelta. Guillaume Martin will be the leader: the climber, best Frenchman in the last Tour de France, will know how to use all his qualities to shine as soon as the road rises. Jesús Herrada, adept at long breakaways in the high mountains, will also be in the ranks to aim for a stage win. Alongside them, they will be able to count on the experience of José Herrada (35) and the fire of Fernando Barcelo (25), fourth in the last Tour of Wallonia. The Belgian Piet Allegaert (26) will try to do well in the stages for backpackers.He will participate in the fir...


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Steadily improving since the start of the season, the Italian sprinter won at Cholet, concluding a solid collective performance for the team. This is his first victory for Cofidis, the second for the northern squad this season. It’s a thrill, unique, a sensation that all sprinters are looking for. anaging to benefit from the precious work of his teammates, launching his sprint, feeling his lead, raising his arms to the sky ...Elia Viviani experienced this moment in Cholet this Sunday afternoon. All day long, the team has been very selfless in countering attacks and making sure their sprinter is in the best possible shape. Thus, Pierre-Luc Périchon, Victor Lafay, Anthony Pérez, Simon Geschke, Emmanuel Morin, Eddy Finé and Fabio Sabatini all contributed to this great success. A victory "which is good for everyone" “The start of the race was quite eventful,” said Jean-Luc Jonrond, the sporting director. We got into control behind the breakaway and each rider worked hard. Anthony (Pérez), Pierre-Luc (Périchon) and Simon (Geschke) were well mobilized throughout the day. And in the final, Emmanuel (Morin) did an excellent job in the last 2 kilometers before Fabio (Sabatini) propelled Elia to victory ”. At the end of this beautiful day, satisfaction prevails. “This victory is good for everyone,” smiles Jean-Luc Jonrond. Elia Viviani never gave up This victory demonstrates the continued rise of Elia Viviani. Close to victory in the UAE Tour (a 2nd place and three ‘top 5’), the Italian sprinter thus secures his 98th victory among the professionals. It symbolizes all his efforts, he who always strived to work hard and never slacked off. However, nothing wa...

Étoile de bessèges : Christophe Laporte strong performance

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With a victory, a 2nd place and the jersey for the points classification, Christophe Laporte was one of the great leaders of a particularly tough edition of the Etoile de Bessèges. Enough to get the team off to a good start before the next rounds of the season. This edition of the Etoile de Bessèges was announced as particularly high. The challenge was great for Christophe Laporte, who won it two years ago. However, the Var sprinter did not tremble. Better still, Christophe Laporte was one of the strong men of these five days of racing. Winner of the 1st stage, he took 2nd place on Saturday and had a very good time this Sunday (5th at 31 seconds behind Filipo Ganna). A total investment of the whole team With the support in turn of Tom Bohli and Anthony Perez in rider mode then Piet Allegaert, Emmanuel Morin Kenneth Vanbilsen and Jempy Drucker in sprinters mode. Anthony Pérez also made a name for himself by being part of the breakaway on Saturday in the stage between Rousson and Saint-Siffret (152 km). Now all eyes are on the next race: the Tour de Provence, which will take place next week. Around Jesus Herrada and Nicolas Edet, the team will be determined to shine the colors of the Cofids team once again. Christophe LAPORTE : “The results of these five stages are necessarily very positive. Since this winter, I knew I was in good condition. I wanted to reassure myself in the race and I did that by winning the first stage. Of course, there is a little disappointment about the general classification but I prefer to keep only the good collective performance. The team were really strong in the final. We have a tight and strong group, which is very interesting for ...

Étoile de bessèges : 1st exceptional step for our ambassadors

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Christophe Laporte, the Var puncher from the Cofidis team, took the first stage of the Etoile de Bessèges after a particularly thrilling final. He won by countering Nacer Bouhanni of the Arkea Samsic team. Nacer Bouhanni played the surprise card by attacking halfway through the last bump. Christophe Laporte was the only one to take his wheel to pass it before the line. Injured at the start of last season, Christophe Laporte shows in spectacular fashion that he is back to his best. In a race he won two years ago, he will do anything to keep the leader's jersey. Both riders wore an Ekoï AR14 helmet and Ekoï Premium 80 glasses. Christophe LAPORTE "I'm super happy, it's just happiness! 2020 has not been an easy year. All winter I was very motivated, I didn't have any problems and I knew my shape was good. I knew that to perform, I had to be well placed at the top of thebump. I expected someone to attack and I would have to manage my effort and get under the pedal. I did it and I'm also happy to have grabbed a few bonus seconds for the overall. Tomorrow is a sprint that I have already won but the field is higher. We will also try to take bonuses in view of Sunday's stopwatch. I am very proud to have started the season well for the team and to give confidence to my teammates and all the staff. We will do everything to continue our momentum! " Nacer BOUHANNI "I recognized the final of this first stage yesterday. I knew the climb up the Route de la Tour was more conducive to punchers than sprinters. I wanted to test myself nonetheless. I tried in the finale for this reason. I came to this 2021 edition of the Etoile de Bessèges to target the sprint stages. There w...


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