AG2R La Mondiale presents roster and goals for 2020
Dec 11 2019 02:51 am CET

AG2R La Mondiale presents roster and goals for 2020
AG2R La Mondiale presents roster and goals for 2020
AG2R La Mondiale © Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

AG2R La Mondiale has presented its roster for the upcoming season in Paris and it has outlined the objectives for the year.

The French team has been reinforced with four riders with different profiles and ranges of experience. Andrea Vendrame, Lawrence Naesen, Harry Tanfield and Clement Champoussin are the riders that arrive to the roster to bring their talents and support the objectives of the formation.

The 2019 season for AG2R La Mondiale had two podium spots in WorldTour one-day races for Oliver Naesen, while Nans Peters took a stage victory at the Giro d'Italia and Romain Bardet and Geoffrey Bouchard achieved the top-spots at the mountain classifications of the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, respectively.

"The 2019 season has allowed Oliver Naesen to get even closer to the best classics racers," said General Manager Vincent Lavenu. "He showed exemplary consistency and mental strength. He is capable of taking a very big victory, and we will support him in order to achieve this common goal. The 2019 season also saw the emergence of alumni of the Chambéry Cyclisme Formation with Benoît Cosnefroy and his five victories, as well as Nans Peters who put on a display of a great athletic performance on the roads of the Giro d'Italia to win his first professional victory.

"And Geoffrey Bouchard, in his first year as a professional, was the revelation at the Vuelta a España finishing with the King of the Mountains jersey. He is in fact the first rider from our team to have stood on the final podium at the finish of the Vuelta.

"Of course, I am also thinking of the courage and self-sacrifice shown by Romain Bardet, the King of the Mountains at the Tour de France. This jersey crowns our consistency at the Grande Boucle, but it especially illustrates Romain's strength of character. It's a strength that enabled him to get up when others would have given up, and which, I am sure, will guarantee him great success ahead. I note finally, the tremendous solidarity of the entire team throughout the season, which make these individual performances collective victories."

Lavenu also commented that the team will continue to work hard at the classics, while Romain Bardet will ride the Giro d'Italia for the first time and Pierre Latour will be the leader in the Tour de France.


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