FDJ (cycling team)

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FDJ
FDJ (cycling team) logo.png
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]
FDJ (cycling team) jersey
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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Wikidata-logo S.svg   Rider Date of birth  Previous team 
FRA William Bonnet June 25, 1982 BBox Bouygues Telecom (2010)
FRA Sébastien Chavanel March 21, 1981 Europcar (2013)
FRA Arnaud Courteille March 13, 1989 UC Nantes Atlantique (2010)
FRA Mickaël Delage August 06, 1985 Omega Pharma-Lotto (2010)
FRA Arnaud Démare August 26, 1991 CC Nogent-sur-Oise (2011)
NOR Odd Christian Eiking December 28, 1994 Joker (2015)
FRA Kenny Elissonde July 22, 1991 CC Étupes (2011)
BRA Murilo Fischer June 16, 1979 Garmin-Sharp (2012)
FRA Marc Fournier November 12, 1994 CC Nogent-sur-Oise (2015)
FRA Alexandre Geniez April 16, 1988 Argos-Shimano (2012)
NOR Daniel Hoelgaard July 01, 1993 Joker (2015)
LTU Ignatas Konovalovas December 08, 1985 Marseille 13 KTM (2015)
FRA Mathieu Ladagnous December 12, 1984 Entente Sud Gascogne (2005)
FRA Johan Le Bon October 03, 1990 Bretagne-Schuller (2012)
FRA Olivier Le Gac August 27, 1993 BIC 2000 (2014)
FRA Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier June 30, 1993 Vendée U (2013)
FRA Jérémy Maison July 21, 1993 CC Étupes (2015)
FRA Lorrenzo Manzin July 26, 1994 UC Nantes Atlantique (2014)
SUI Steve Morabito January 30, 1983 BMC Racing (2014)
FRA Yoann Offredo November 12, 1986 CC Nogent-sur-Oise (2007)
FRA Laurent Pichon July 19, 1986 Bretagne-Schuller (2012)
FRA Cédric Pineau May 08, 1985 Roubaix Lille Métropole (2010)
FRA Thibaut Pinot May 29, 1990 CC Étupes (2009)
SUI Sébastien Reichenbach May 28, 1989 IAM (2015)
FRA Kévin Reza May 18, 1988 Europcar (2014)
FRA Anthony Roux April 18, 1987 UV Aube (2007)
FRA Jérémy Roy June 22, 1983
FRA Marc Sarreau June 10, 1993 Armée de Terre (2014)
FRA Benoît Vaugrenard January 05, 1982
FRA Arthur Vichot November 26, 1988 CR4C Roanne (2009)

Major results[edit]

Main article: List of FDJ wins

National champions[edit]

2004
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Matthew Wilson
2005
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
2006
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Cyclo-cross Jussi Veikkanen
MaillotSuecia.PNG Swedish Time Trial Gustav Larsson
MaillotSuecia.PNG Swedish Road Race Thomas Löfkvist
2007
MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Benoît Vaugrenard
2008
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarusian Road Race Yauheni Hutarovich
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
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
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
MaillotFra.PNG French Cyclo-cross Francis Mourey
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Arthur Vichot
2014
MaillotFin.PNG Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
MaillotFra.PNG French Cyclo-cross Francis Mourey
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Arnaud Démare
2016
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Arthur Vichot
MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Thibaut Pinot
MaillotLituania.PNG Lithuanian Time Trial Ignatas Konovalovas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Farrand. "FDJ reveal new 2015 team colours". Cyclingnews.com. 
  2. ^ "Communiqué de Presse" [Press communication]. FDJ.fr (in French) (Société de Gestion de L'Echappée). 24 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "BigMat pulls out of FDJ as co-sponsor". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Atkins, Ben (23 November 2011). "BigMat joins FDJ as name sponsor in 2012". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "BigMat joins FDJ as co-sponsor in 2012". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 

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