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Team information
UCI code FDJ
Registered France
Founded 1997 (1997)
Discipline Road
Status UCI WorldTeam
Bicycles Lapierre
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Marc Madiot
Team name history
1997–2002
2003–2004
2005–June 2010
July 2010–2011
2012
Jan–June 2013
June 2013–2014
2015–
La Française des Jeux
FDJeux.com
La Française des Jeux
FDJ
FDJ–BigMat
FDJ
FDJ.fr
FDJ[1]
Jersey
Current season
Lövkvist signing in at Tarbes during the 2006 Tour de France

FDJ[2] (UCI team code: FDJ) is a French cycling team, named for its title sponsor, the French national lottery. The team is managed by Marc Madiot, a former road bicycle racer and a former winner of the Paris–Roubaix classic. The team is predominantly French.

History

In the 2003 edition of Tour de France, Australian individual time trial specialist Bradley McGee won the prologue stage to wear the yellow jersey for a few days. McGee was also able to win the prologue of the following year's Giro d'Italia, wore the pink jersey for three days and finished the race in the top ten (finishing eighth). Sprinter Baden Cooke won the green jersey for the points competition.

On 31 October 2012, it emerged that BigMat would no longer sponsor the team, with the team choosing to focus on finding another co-sponsor for the 2014 season.[3]

Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the team began in 1997. The team was named FDJeux.com in 2003 and 2004, then renamed Française des Jeux, supposedly to avoid bad luck, until July 2010, when the name was simplified to its initials. Prior to the 2012 season, French building merchants BigMat joined the team as co-sponsors, becoming FDJ–BigMat, contributing €2 million to the team.[4][5] Following the departure of BigMat, the team renamed itself FDJ.fr.

Team roster

As of 29 March 2016. view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 William Bonnet (FRA) (1982-06-25)June 25, 1982 (aged 33)
 Sébastien Chavanel (FRA) (1983-03-21)March 21, 1983 (aged 33)
 Arnaud Courteille (FRA) (1989-03-13)March 13, 1989 (aged 27)
 Mickaël Delage (FRA) (1985-08-06)August 6, 1985 (aged 30)
 Arnaud Démare (FRA) (1991-08-26)August 26, 1991 (aged 24)
 Odd Christian Eiking (NOR) (1994-12-28)December 28, 1994 (aged 21)
 Kenny Elissonde (FRA) (1991-07-22)July 22, 1991 (aged 24)
 Murilo Fischer (BRA) (1979-06-16)June 16, 1979 (aged 36)
 Marc Fournier (FRA) (1994-11-12)November 12, 1994 (aged 21)
 Alexandre Geniez (FRA) (1988-04-16)April 16, 1988 (aged 27)
 Daniel Hoelgaard (NOR) (1993-07-01)July 1, 1993 (aged 22)
 Ignatas Konovalovas (LIT) (1985-12-08)December 08, 1985 (aged 30)
 Mathieu Ladagnous (FRA) (1984-12-12)December 12, 1984 (aged 31)
 Johan Le Bon (FRA) (1990-10-03)October 3, 1990 (aged 25)
 Olivier Le Gac (FRA) (1993-08-27)August 27, 1993 (aged 22)
Rider Date of birth
 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (FRA) (1993-06-30)June 30, 1993 (aged 22)
 Jérémy Maison (FRA) (1993-07-21)July 21, 1993 (aged 22)
 Lorenzo Manzin (FRA) (1994-07-26)July 26, 1994 (aged 21)
 Steve Morabito (SUI) (1983-01-30)January 30, 1983 (aged 33)
 Yoann Offredo (FRA) (1986-11-12)November 12, 1986 (aged 29)
 Laurent Pichon (FRA) (1986-07-19)July 19, 1986 (aged 29)
 Cédric Pineau (FRA) (1985-05-08)May 8, 1985 (aged 30)
 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) (1990-05-29)May 29, 1990 (aged 25)
 Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI) (1989-05-28)May 28, 1989 (aged 26)
 Kévin Reza (FRA) (1988-05-18)May 18, 1988 (aged 27)
 Anthony Roux (FRA) (1987-04-18)April 18, 1987 (aged 28)
 Jérémy Roy (FRA) (1983-06-22)June 22, 1983 (aged 32)
 Marc Sarreau (FRA) (1993-06-10)June 10, 1993 (aged 22)
 Benoît Vaugrenard (FRA) (1982-01-05)January 5, 1982 (aged 34)
 Arthur Vichot (FRA) (1988-11-26)November 26, 1988 (aged 27)

2015 Trainees

Trainees start from 1 August 2015

Rider Date of birth
 Fabien Doubey (FRA) (1993-10-21) 21 October 1993 (age 26)
 Marc Fournier (FRA) (1994-11-12) 12 November 1994 (age 25)
 Elie Gesbert (FRA) (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 25)

Major results

National champions

2004
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Matthew Wilson
2005
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
2006
MaillotSuecia.PNG Swedish Time Trial Gustav Larsson
MaillotSuecia.PNG Swedish Road Race Thomas Löfkvist
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
2007
MaillotFra.PNG FrenchTime Trial Benoît Vaugrenard
2008
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarusian Road Race Yauheni Hutarovich
2009
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarusian Road Race Yauheni Hutarovich
2010
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
2012
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarusian Road Race Yauheni Hutarovich
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Nacer Bouhanni
2013
MaillotFra.PNG French Cyclo-cross Francis Mourey
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Arthur Vichot
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
2014
MaillotFra.PNG French Cyclo-cross Francis Mourey
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Arnaud Démare

Former riders

Left during or after 2014 season

Left during or after 2013 season

Left during or after 2012 season

Left during or after 2011 Season

Left during or after 2010 season

Sébastien Chavanel and Jussi Veikkanen both left at the end of the season but have both since returned and are part of the 2015 FDJ Team Roster.

Left during or after 2009 season

Former riders before 2009

References

  1. Stephen Farrand. "FDJ reveal new 2015 team colours". Cyclingnews.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Communiqué de Presse". FDJ.fr (in French). Société de Gestion de L'Echappée. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "BigMat pulls out of FDJ as co-sponsor". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Atkins, Ben (23 November 2011). "BigMat joins FDJ as name sponsor in 2012". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "BigMat joins FDJ as co-sponsor in 2012". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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