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Groupama – FDJ complete for 2021

In: Jake Stewart, Lars van den Berg and Clément Davy (Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ), Attila Valter (CCC Team), Matteo Badilatti (Israel Start-up Nation).

Out: Marc Sarreau (AG2R Citroën), Kilian Frankiny (Team Qhubeka ASSOS), Léo Vincent (Unknown).

Marc Sarreau is the biggest name who left the team, the sprinter and classics rider joined one of the other French WT teams, AG2R Citroën.

Sarreau gets replaced by Jake Stewart in a way, a big talent who joined midseason. Their qualities are similair. Stewart most notable performance this season is celebrating too early in the Tour de Limousin. He managed to become 2nd in 2 stages and 2nd in GC in front of Rui Costa so it was still a good ride.

Attila Valter is also an exciting signing, quite big climbing talent who won the Tour de Hongrie this season. The other signings are mostly reinforcing the team in width and will play a key role in supporting the leaders.

Overall I ‘d say the team improved this a bit so I rate their transferseason 7.5/10. But they also renewed Bonnett and Ladagnous, both riders who have been with the team for a long time and bring loads of experience. On the sportive side they have been lacking this season probably due too age.

Full team (Firstcycling):

Armirail, Bruno427 France
Badilatti, Matteo129 Switzerland
Bonnet, William1139 France
Brunel, Alexys223 France
Davy, Clément123 France
Delage, Mickaël1536 France
Duchesne, Antoine430 Canada
Démare, Arnaud1030 France
Gaudu, David525 France
Geniets, Kevin324 Luxembourg
Guarnieri, Jacopo534 Italy
Guglielmi, Simon224 France
Konovalovas, Ignatas636 Lithuania
Küng, Stefan328 Switzerland
Ladagnous, Matthieu1637 France
Le Gac, Olivier728 France
Lienhard, Fabian228 Switzerland
Ludvigsson, Tobias530 Sweden
Madouas, Valentin425 France
Molard, Rudy532 France
Pinot, Thibaut1231 France
Reichenbach, Sebastien632 Switzerland
Roux, Anthony1434 France
Scotson, Miles327 Australia
Seigle, Romain427 France
Sinkeldam, Ramon432 Netherlands
Stewart, Jake122 Great Britain
Thomas, Benjamin426 France
Valter, Attila123 Hungary
Van Den Berg, Lars123 Netherlands

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