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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)
Simon Geschke: The most under the radar rider of the year?
The German Cofidis rider came third at the Tour de Romandie and almost won the mountains jersey at the Tour de France
Teams target up to four races a day in relegation points scramble
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By Tom Davidson • Published
‘It’s always the same, the rider who wins the Tour, no one believes it’: Christophe Laporte says nothing changes with suspicion in cycling
Laporte won stage 19 at the Tour de France but says some are still quick to doubt his progress
By Tom Thewlis • Published
The Giro Donne starts on Monday for German climber Koppenburg
The Cofidis rider is looking to banish nerves after returning from a serious crash at last year’s race
By Owen Rogers • Published
'There is no other option left for me': Jempy Drucker retires from cycling
Luxembourger posts emotional announcement, says he would have liked to continue in the sport
By Adam Becket • Published
Decathlon returns to professional cycling as Cofidis kit sponsor
Decathlon's cycling brand, Van Rysel, will be the official supplier of performance cycling apparel and activewear for the Cofidis teams
By Ryan Dabbs • Published
Belgian pro criticises Elia Viviani's lead-out after he was 'sandwiched' in sprint
The Belgian came out of Viviani's wheel late to dart for the line but had to brake to avoid Consonni
By Tim Bonville-Ginn • Published
Anthony Perez suffered multiple injuries after colliding with team car and hitting cliff wall at Tour de France
Anthony Perez has revealed the extent of his injuries after he crashed into his team car during stage three of the Tour de France 2020.
By Alex Ballinger • Published
‘There’s security guards, all the doors are shut': Three teams still locked down in quarantine after UAE Tour
Riders are still being held in quarantine in their hotel rooms over concerns about coronavirus at the UAE Tour.
By Alex Ballinger • Published
Nacer Bouhanni reportedly involved in 'violent altercation' with Cofidis DS on team bus after race
Nacer Bouhanni's has reportedly been involved in a "violent altercation" with one of the Cofidis' sports directors on the team bus after a recent race.
By Henry Robertshaw • Published