Direct Energie will replace Europcar as title sponsor of the French Pro Continental team in 2016

Europcar’s future for the 2016 season is secure as manager Jean-Rene Bernaudeau announced Direct Energie would replace the car hire company as the team’s title sponsor next year.

Direct Energie is France and Belgium’s third largest energy supplier and will bring its distinctive yellow branding to the cycling team next year, a departure from the green jerseys of the past five seasons.

“I chose Direct Energie because I wanted a partner that would be seduced by the long-lasting work I led for the training of riders. I am convinced that Direct Energy Cycling team will surprise and bring good vibes to the peloton thanks to its ‘panache’ and fighting spirit,” Bernaudeau said.

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