FDJ (cycling team)

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FDJ
FDJ.fr 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]
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]

As of 1 January 2015. view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 William Bonnet (FRA) (1982-06-25)25 June 1982 (aged 32)
 David Boucher (BEL) (1980-03-17)17 March 1980 (aged 34)
 Sébastien Chavanel (FRA) (1983-03-21)21 March 1983 (aged 31)
 Arnaud Courteille (FRA) (1989-03-13)13 March 1989 (aged 25)
 Mickaël Delage (FRA) (1985-08-06)6 August 1985 (aged 29)
 Arnaud Démare (FRA) (1991-08-26)26 August 1991 (aged 23)
 Kenny Elissonde (FRA) (1991-07-22)22 July 1991 (aged 23)
 Murilo Fischer (BRA) (1979-06-16)16 June 1979 (aged 35)
 Alexandre Geniez (FRA) (1988-04-16)16 April 1988 (aged 26)
 Anthony Geslin (FRA) (1980-06-09)9 June 1980 (aged 34)
 Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) (1986-01-15)15 January 1986 (aged 28)
 Mathieu Ladagnous (FRA) (1984-12-12)12 December 1984 (aged 30)
 Johan Le Bon (FRA) (1990-10-03)3 October 1990 (aged 24)
 Olivier Le Gac (FRA) (1993-08-27)27 August 1993 (aged 21)
 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (FRA) (1993-06-30)30 June 1993 (aged 21)
Rider Date of birth
 Lorenzo Manzin (FRA) (1994-07-26)26 July 1994 (aged 20)
 Steve Morabito (SUI) (1983-01-30)30 January 1983 (aged 31)
 Francis Mourey (FRA) (1980-12-08)8 December 1980 (aged 34)
 Yoann Offredo (FRA) (1986-11-12)12 November 1986 (aged 28)
 Laurent Pichon (FRA) (1986-07-19)19 July 1986 (aged 28)
 Cédric Pineau (FRA) (1985-05-08)8 May 1985 (aged 29)
 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) (1990-05-29)29 May 1990 (aged 24)
 Kévin Reza (FRA) (1988-05-18)18 May 1988 (aged 26)
 Anthony Roux (FRA) (1987-04-18)18 April 1987 (aged 27)
 Jérémy Roy (FRA) (1983-06-22)22 June 1983 (aged 31)
 Marc Sarreau (FRA) (1993-06-10)10 June 1993 (aged 21)
 Benoît Vaugrenard (FRA) (1982-01-05)5 January 1982 (aged 32)
 Jussi Veikkanen (FIN) (1981-03-29)29 March 1981 (aged 33)
 Arthur Vichot (FRA) (1988-11-26)26 November 1988 (aged 26)

2015 Trainees[edit]

Trainees start from 1st August 2015

Rider Date of birth
 Fabien Doubey (FRA) (1993-10-21) 21 October 1993 (age 21)
 Marc Fournier (FRA) (1994-11-12) 12 November 1994 (age 20)
 Elie Gesbert (FRA) (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 20)

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
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[edit]

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[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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