Cycling Team Arkéa Samsic 2022


This page serves as a hub for Cycling Team Arkéa Samsic 2022. I will add links to each rider as I review their bike size and fitting over time.

With this page, I review the team plans for Paris-Roubaix and the two Grand Tours 2022; Le Tour and La Vuelta.
You can also find a brief presentation of the team bikes, and below I list the complete team of riders and Directeurs Sportifs.

Team Arkéa Samsic ended 2021 as the second-highest ranked UCI team in the Pro Team category behind Team Alpecin-Fenix. Ranking 15th in the UCI World Tour. That’s in front of bigger World Tour teams like Team Bike-Exchange, Intermarche-Wanty Gobert, EF Education, Lotto-Soudal, and DSM.

Team Plans

This second spot in the Pro Tour ranking earns Team Arkea Samsic its Wildcards to race the Tour de France and La Vuelta Espana 2022.

CAPIOT Amaury, DECLERCQ Benjamin, LOUVEL Matis, NOPPE Christophe, PICHON Laurent, RUSSO Clément, and SWIFT Connor are racing the Paris-Roubaix 2022.

Warren Barguil, Nairo Quintana, and Nacer Bouhanni are heading the Tour de France 2022.

Nairo Quintana, Benjamin Declercq, Amaury Capiot are racing the Vuelta a Espana 2022.

The team declined the invitation to race the Giro d’Italia in order to focus on the other two Grand Tours. I think the team would have been better off racing the Giro for a potential General classification podium spot. This year the strongest teams are focussing on the tour de France and La Vuelta. Leaving the Giro more open to opportunist teams.

Canyon Bikes

Cycling Team Arkea Samsic Canyon Aerod CFR 2022
Cycling Team Arkea Samsic Canyon Aeroad CFR 2022 / Photo credit: Arkea Samsic

Arkéa Samsic team races mainly on Canyon Aeroad CFR. This model equally suits the sprinters and the climbers of the Bretagne-based team.
For Time Trials, the team races on the Canyon Speedmax TT CFR.

The bikes are assembled with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12 speed 9200 groupsets. Wheels are Shimano Dura-Ace fitted with Continental Competition Pro Ltd tubulars and tubeless. Rim sizes and types depend on riders’ preferences and races profiles.

The rider’s three touchpoints are Selle Italia saddles, Canyon Cockpit CP 0018 (Handlebar/stem combo), and Shimano Dura-Ace pedals.

Whahoo provides the Elemnt RoamGPS head units and Shimano the PowerMeter.
The bottle cages and bidons are from Elite.

Team Arkéa Samsic wears Ekoi jerseys, bib-shorts, helmets, and gloves. The team doesn’t have a cycling shoe contract, so the shoe varies upon riders.

Cycling Team Arkéa Samsic 2022

ANACONA Winner
BARGUIL Warren
BOUET Maxime
BOUHANNI Nacer
CAPIOT Amaury
DECLERCQ Benjamin
DELAPLACE Anthony
EDET Nicolas
FLÓREZ Miguel Eduardo
GESBERT Élie
GRONDIN Donavan
GUERNALEC Thibault
GUGLIELMI Simon
HARDY Romain
HOFSTETTER Hugo
LEDANOIS Kévin
LOUVEL Matis
MCLAY Daniel
NOPPE Christophe
OWSIAN Łukasz
PAJUR Markus
PICHON Laurent
QUINTANA Dayer
QUINTANA Nairo
RIES Michel
RIOU Alan
RUSSO Clément
SWIFT Connor
VAUQUELIN Kevin
VERRE Alessandro

General Manager: Emmanuel Hubert
Directeur Sportif: Yvon Ledanois
Assistant Directeurs Sportifs:
Arnaud Gérard
Jasper Vaeck
Kévin Rinaldi
Roger Trehin
Sébastien Hinault
Théo Ouvrard
Yvon Caer

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