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Groupama-FDJ


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After over two decades in the peloton, Groupama-FDJ is one of the most well-established teams in the sport's top level.

Longevity doesn't always equal results, however, and the French squad have often underperformed with smatterings of big results.

Thibaut Pinot is the team's most-talented rider though, with his success in the 2014 Tour de France propelling him into the limelight - something which can be almost unbearable for French riders as the weight of a nation is placed on their shoulders every July.

The Frenchman is still with the team, and is now accompanied most notably by Stefan Küng and Arnaud Démare, both of whom have outperformed Pinot in recent years. 

The squad's nominated sprinter, mare won eight races in 2021, including Paris-Tours and was the overall winner of the Boucles de la Mayenne. Küng, meanwhile, has excelled as a time triallist, with his European Time Trial Championships performance highlighting his talent. 

These results helped the team secure ninth in the UCI World Team Ranking for 2021, a promising return from a largely inconsistent team over the years.

Jake Stewart managed a second-place finish at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad too, while David Gaudu picked up third in Liège–Bastogne–Liège. None of the team's riders finished in the top-ten in any of the three Grand Tour general classifications though, and is something they'll hope to rectify in the upcoming season.  

The introduction of Michael Storer will certainly help Groupama-FDJ be more competitive next year, the Australian winning the Vuelta a España mountains classifications after two stage wins. He also triumphed in the Tour de l'Ain, and the 24-year-old has shown plenty of promise.  

Groupama-FDJ 2022 squad

Bruno Armirail (FRA)
Matteo Badilatti (SUI)
William Bonnet (FRA)
Alexys Brunel (FRA)
Clément Davy (FRA)
Mickaël Delage (FRA)
Arnaud Démare (FRA)
Antoine Duchesne (CAN)
David Gaudu (FRA)
Kevin Geniets (LUX)
Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA)
Simon Guglielmi (FRA)
Ignatas Konovalovas (LIT)
Stefan Küng (SUI)
Mathieu Ladagnous (FRA)
Olivier Le Gac (FRA)
Fabian Lienhard (SUI)
Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE)
Valentin Madouas (FRA)
Rudy Molard (FRA)
Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI)
Anthony Roux (FRA)
Miles Scotson (AUS)
Romain Seigle (FRA)
Ramon Sinkeldam (NED)
Jake Stewart (GBR)
Benjamin Thomas (FRA)
Attila Valter (HUN)
Lars van den Berg (NED)

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