Groupama-FDJ Pro Cycling Team 2023

This page serves as a hub for the Groupama-FDJ Pro Cycling Team 2023. The WorldTour team only is detailed on this page.

A team Started in 1997

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Groupama-FDJ is a professional cycling team based in France. It was founded in 1997 as FDJ-BigMat and has been sponsored by Groupama, a French insurance company, since 2011.
The team competes in the UCI World Tour, which is the highest level of professional road cycling.

Groupama-FDJ has had success at many prestigious races, including stage victories at the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. Some notable riders on the team include Thibaut Pinot, Arnaud Démare, and David Gaudu.

New Riders from In-House

For the 2023 season, 100% of the new riders joining the WorldTour team come from the Groupama-FDJ Continental Team. It is the first time it happens in the professional cycling scene.
Most of the time professional cycling teams have some transfer from rival teams.

This has the benefit of keeping its riders within the same structure and everyone can focus on his performance instead of wasting time getting to know a new team, different bikes, and racing strategies.

The 13 new riders coming from the Groupama-FDJ Continental team and joining the WorldTour team are Lewis Askey, Clement Davy, Kevin Geniets, Lorenzo Germani, Romain Gregoire, Lenny Martinez (the son of Miguel Martinez), Enzo Paleni, Paul Penhoet, Laurence Pithie, Jake Stewart, Reuben Thompson, Lars Van Den Berg, and Samuel Watson.

2023 Team Race Program

Being a team on the WorldTour level, Groupama-FDJ participates in the whole UCI World Tour calendar.

Reuben Thompson, Rudy Molard, Lorenzo Germani, Miles Scotson, Laurence Pithie, Paul Penhoet, and Michael Storer are starting the season on the Santos Tour Down Under 2023.

ASKEY Lewis, STEWART Jake, KÜNG Stefan, LIENHARD Fabian, SCOTSON Miles, LE GAC Olivier, and WATSON Samuel are selected for the Paris-Roubaix 2023.

PINOT Thibaut, ARMIRAIL Bruno, KÜNG Stefan, LIENHARD Fabian, MOLARD Rudy, STEWART Jake, KONOVALOVAS Ignatas, and VAN DEN BERG Lars are racing the Giro d’Italia 2023 with the ambition to win some stages.

David Gaudu and Geniets will race the Tour de France 2023 aiming at the General classification’s podium.

Romain Gregoire and Lenny Martinez are racing the Vuelta a Espana 2023.

Lapierre Bikes of Groupama-FDJ

The Groupama-FDJ team races the 2023 season on three models of bikes.
The Lapierre Xelius SL3 is designed for mountain and rolling hills races or stages.
The Lapierre Aircode DRS is used by sprinters and flat races.
For the Time-Trial races, the team rides the Lapierre Aerostorm DRS.
Shimano is an official sponsor of the team Groupama-FDJ and equips the Lapierre bikes with the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset and wheels.
The team rides on Continental tires, either tubeless or tubulars, depending on the race profile.

The rider’s three touch points with his bike are the PRO or Lapierre handlebar, Prologo saddle, and Shimano Dura-Ace pedals.

Riders of the Groupama-FDJ WorldTour team wear Julbo helmets, Ale cycling jerseys and bib-shorts, and CompressSport recovery socks.
The team has no cycling shoes sponsor at the team level. Each rider is free to select his cycling shoes.

Groupama-FDJ Pro Cycling Team 2023 Roster

ARMIRAIL Bruno (1m90)
ASKEY Lewis (1m87)
DAVY Clément (1m84)
DÉMARE Arnaud (1m82)
GAUDU David (1m73)
GENIETS Kevin (1m93)
GERMANI Lorenzo (1m80)
GRÉGOIRE Romain (1m77)
KONOVALOVAS Ignatas (1m90)
KÜNG Stefan (1m93)
LADAGNOUS Matthieu (1m81)
LE GAC Olivier (1m80)
LIENHARD Fabian (1m82)
MADOUAS Valentin (1m78)
MARTINEZ Lenny (1m68)
MOLARD Rudy (1m78)
PACHER Quentin (1m79)
PALENI Enzo (1m80)
PENHOËT Paul (1m74)
PINOT Thibaut (1m80)
PITHIE Laurence (1m87)
SCOTSON Miles (1m89)
STEWART Jake (1m75)
STORER Michael (1m77)
THOMPSON Reuben (1m83)
VAN DEN BERG Lars (1m85)
WATSON Samuel (1m88)
WELTEN Bram (1m88)

General Manager: Marc Madiot
Directeur Sportif: Yvon Madiot

Assistant Directeurs Sportifs:
Benoît Vaugrenard
David Han
Frank Pineau
Frédéric Guesdon
Jussi Veikkanen
Nicolas Boisson
Philippe Mauduit
Sébastien Joly
Thierry Bricaud

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