Vital Concept–B&B Hotels

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Vital Concept–B&B Hotels
Team information
UCI codeVCB
RegisteredFrance
Founded2018
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI Professional Continental
BicyclesOrbea[1]
Key personnel
General managerJérôme Pineau
Team manager(s)Didier Rous
Gilles Pauchard
Jimmy Engoulvent
Yvonnick Bolgiani
Team name history
2018
2019–
Vital Concept
Vital Concept–B&B Hotels[2]

Vital Concept–B&B Hotels is a French professional road cycling team that formed for the 2018 season with the status as a UCI Professional Continental 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, with the team to be known as Vital Concept–B&B Hotels for the 2019 season.[2]

Major results[edit]

2018
Stage 1 (ITT) Sharjah Tour, Julien Morice
Stage 1 Tour of Oman, Bryan Coquard
Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers Souvenir Bruno Comini, Jérémy Lecroq
Stage 4 4 Jours de Dunkerque, Bryan Coquard
Stage 5 Belgium Tour, Bryan Coquard
Stage 5 Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, Quentin Pacher
Stage 4 Tour du Limousin, Lorrenzo Manzin
Omloop van het Houtland Lichtervelde, Jonas van Genechten
2019
Stages 4 & 7 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Lorrenzo Manzin
Stage 1 Étoile de Bessèges, Bryan Coquard
Volta Limburg Classic, Patrick Müller
Stage 2 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire, Bryan Coquard
Overall Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste, Lorrenzo Manzin
Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk, Bryan Coquard
Grand Prix de la Somme, Lorrenzo Manzin
Stage 4 4 Jours de Dunkerque, Bryan Coquard
Grote Prijs Marcel Kint, Bryan Coquard
Stage 3 Boucles de la Mayenne, Bryan Coquard

Team roster[edit]

As of 25 January 2019.[5]
Rider Date of birth
 Yoann Bagot (FRA) (1987-09-06) 6 September 1987 (age 31)
 Kris Boeckmans (BEL) (1987-02-13) 13 February 1987 (age 32)
 Maxime Cam (FRA) (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 26)
 Bryan Coquard (FRA) (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 27)
 Arnaud Courteille (FRA) (1989-03-13) 13 March 1989 (age 30)
 Bert De Backer (BEL) (1984-04-02) 2 April 1984 (age 35)
 Corentin Ermenault (FRA) (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 23)
 Marc Fournier (FRA) (1994-11-12) 12 November 1994 (age 24)
 Adrien Garel (FRA) (1996-03-12) 12 March 1996 (age 23)
 Cyril Gautier (FRA) (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 31)
 Steven Lammertink (NED) (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 (age 25)
 Johan Le Bon (FRA) (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 28)
Rider Date of birth
 Jérémy Lecroq (FRA) (1995-04-07) 7 April 1995 (age 24)
 Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) (1994-07-26) 26 July 1994 (age 24)
 Julien Morice (FRA) (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 27)
 Justin Mottier (FRA) (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 25)
 Patrick Müller (SUI) (1996-04-18) 18 April 1996 (age 23)
 Quentin Pacher (FRA) (1992-01-06) 6 January 1992 (age 27)
 Kévin Reza (FRA) (1988-05-18) 18 May 1988 (age 31)
 Pierre Rolland (FRA) (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 32)
 Jimmy Turgis (FRA) (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 27)
 Jonas van Genechten (BEL) (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 32)
 Arthur Vichot (FRA) (1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 30)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orbea rides with Vital Concept and sets sights set on TdF". endurancebusiness.com. 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/alaphilippe-scores-quick-steps-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. ^ Malvestio, Carlo (22 January 2019). "Presentazione Squadre 2019, Vital Concept – B&B Hotels" [Presentation of Teams 2019, Vital Concept - B & B Hotels]. SpazioCiclismo – Cyclingpro.net (in Italian). Gravatar. Retrieved 25 January 2019.

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