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B&B Hotels–KTM
Team information
UCI code
  • VCC (2018)
  • VCB (2019)
  • BVC (2020)
  • BBK (2021–2022)
RegisteredFrance
Founded2018
Disbanded2022
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI ProTeam
BicyclesOrbea (until 2019)[1]
KTM (2020-2022)
Key personnel
General managerJérôme Pineau
Team manager(s)Didier Rous
Gilles Pauchard
Jimmy Engoulvent
Yvonnick Bolgiani
Team name history
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
Vital Concept
Vital Concept–B&B Hotels[2]
B&B Hotels–Vital Concept
B&B Hotels p/b KTM
B&B Hotels–KTM

B&B Hotels–KTM was a French UCI ProSeries road cycling team that formed for the 2018 season as Vital Concept Cycling Team. It was first presented at a press conference on 17 August 2017, with an initial budget of €6 million, by its manager Jérôme Pineau. At this press conference fifteen riders were presented, with Bryan Coquard[3] as leader, with another five riders were announced at a later date. The team sponsors the Vélo Club Pays de Loudéac and their headquarters are based in Theix. On 6 January 2018 the team missed out on a wildcard to that year's Tour de France, but were awarded a place in the Critérium du Dauphiné.[4]

The team secured further sponsorship from the Brittany-based hotel chain B&B Hotels and re-branded as Vital Concept–B&B Hotels for the 2019 season.[2] In 2020, the team became B&B Hotels–Vital Concept, as B&B Hotels became the principal sponsor of the team.[5] The team would change identity again in 2021, becoming B&B Hotels p/b (powered by) KTM, and restyled this as B&B Hotels–KTM for 2022.

The team had big plans for 2023, with the expectation of an invitation to the Tour de France and the announcement that Mark Cavendish would join in search of his record-breaking 35th stage victory with support from fellow new signings Cees Bol and Stephen Williams.[6] However, the team ran into financial difficulty due to a shortfall in sponsorship revenue and collapsed in December 2022.[7]

Final team roster[edit]

As of 6 February 2022.[8]
Rider Date of birth
 Pierre Barbier (FRA) (1997-09-25) 25 September 1997 (age 26)
 Cyril Barthe (FRA) (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 28)
 Alan Boileau (FRA) (1999-06-25) 25 June 1999 (age 25)
 Franck Bonnamour (FRA) (1995-06-20) 20 June 1995 (age 29)
 Maxime Chevalier (FRA) (1999-05-16) 16 May 1999 (age 25)
 Jens Debusschere (BEL) (1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 34)
 Thibault Ferasse (FRA) (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 29)
 Cyril Gautier (FRA) (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 36)
 Alexis Gougeard (FRA) (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 31)
 Miguel Heidemann (GER) (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 26)
 Jonathan Hivert (FRA) (1985-03-23) 23 March 1985 (age 39)
 Quentin Jaurégui (FRA) (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 30)
Rider Date of birth
 Victor Koretzky (FRA) (1994-08-26) 26 August 1994 (age 29)
 Adrien Lagrée (FRA) (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 27)
 Axel Laurance (FRA) (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 23)
 Jérémy Lecroq (FRA) (1995-04-07) 7 April 1995 (age 29)
 Cyril Lemoine (FRA) (1983-03-03) 3 March 1983 (age 41)
 Eliot Lietaer (BEL) (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 33)
 Julien Morice (FRA) (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 32)
 Luca Mozzato (ITA) (1998-02-15) 15 February 1998 (age 26)
 Raphaël Parisella (CAN) (2002-10-23) 23 October 2002 (age 21)
 Pierre Rolland (FRA) (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 37)
 Sebastian Schönberger (AUT) (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 30)
 Jordi Warlop (BEL) (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 28)

Major results[edit]

Continental Championships[edit]

2019
European Track (Individual pursuit), Corentin Ermenault
European Track (Points race), Bryan Coquard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orbea rides with Vital Concept and sets sights set on TdF". endurancebusiness.com. 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Alaphilippe scores Quick-Step's 63rd victory of the season – News Shorts".
  3. ^ "Coquard confirmed as leader of new Vital Concept team". Cycling News. 17 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Direct Energie, Cofidis, Fortuneo and Wanty secure 2018 Tour de France wild cards". Cycling News. 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Changement de braquet : en 2020, ce sera B&B Hotels-Vital Concept" [Change of gear: in 2020, it will be B&B Hotels-Vital Concept]. Vital Concept–B&B Hotels (in French). Vital Concept Cycling Club. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  6. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (9 December 2022). "No Mark Cavendish as Israel-Premier Tech pick up Stevie Williams to complete squad". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 9 July 2023.
  7. ^ Fletcher, Patrick; Farr, Stephen (7 December 2022). "B&B Hotels team in total collapse". cyclingnews.com.
  8. ^ "B&B Hotels p/b KTM". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 6 February 2022.

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