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Cofidis, a French money lending company, has sponsored the French team since it formed in 1997.

The team has faced controversy over the years, with doping largely at the centre of those issues. In 2009, the UCI ProTour then decided not to renew Cofidis' license for the follow season, leaving the French team to compete as a UCI Professional Continental team for the following decade. The team joined the UCI WorldTour for the 2020 season. 

Once a successful outfit winning Classics and top-level stage races, Cofidis are now in search of a long-awaited reprieve with victory at cycling's most prestigious events. In recent years, the team has enjoyed success more often at French Cup level races, but they have also managed three Grand Tour stage wins in the past four seasons.

With 12 wins in 2021, Cofidis finished fifteenth on the UCI team world ranking. However, nine of those wins came from departing riders Elia Viviani and Christophe Laporte, meaning the squad for the upcoming season is fraught of race winning experience. 

Guillaume Martin remains though, one of Cofidis' three outstanding performers last season. Team boss Cédric Vasseur is also hopeful new signing Bryan Coquard can replicate the form from Laporte displayed, though that is a sizeable task given the disparity between each riders' fortunes in recent times. 

The team will also welcome a women's professional squad in 2022, becoming the eighth side from the men's WorldTour to put investment into the women's side of the sport.

Cofidis 2022 squad 

Piet Allegaert (BEL)
Sander Armée (BEL)
François Bidard (FRA)
Tom Bohli (SWI)
Andre Carvalho (POR)
Thomas Champion (FRA)
Davide Cimolai (ITA)
Simone Consonni (ITA)
Bryan Coquard (FRA)
Alexandre Delettre (FRA)
Rubén Fernández (SPA)
Eddy Finé (FRA)
Simon Geschke (GER)
Jesús Herrada (SPA)
José Herrarda (SPA)
Ion Izagirre (SPA)
Wesley Kreder (NED)
Victor Lafay (FRA)
Guillaume Martin (FRA)
Anthony Perez (FRA)
Pierre-Luc Périchon (FRA)
Alexis Renard (FRA)
Rémy Rochas (FRA)
Szymon Sajnok (POL)
Benjamin Thomas (FRA)
Hugo Toumire (FRA)
Kenneth Vanbilsen (BEL)
Davide Villella (ITA)
Jelle Wallays (BEL)
Max Walscheid (GER)
Axel Zingle (FRA)