From the Côte de Granit Rose in the Côtes d´Armor, Alan Riou is a young 100% Breton runner.
He proved himself among the cadets during the French Future Championship in Albi where he ranked 4th in the sprint in 2013, at the same time as Elie Gesbert achieved the double in the juniors. The two men do their training in the same club: at Team Pays de Dinan.
Alan joined the Brittany club for our team last year. In 2017, he ranked third at the Grand Prix D’Isbergues and provided valuable points to help the team win the French Cup.
Last year he won more than ten amateur races & won the "Tour de l'Avenir". He starts 2019 as a professional in the Arkea Samsic Team, with the desire to learn alongside big names & perform as quickly as possible.
Demanding, perfectionist, Anthony has made his place in the professional peloton since 2010. Generous puncher, he proved it by winning twice the price of combativeness on the Tour de France (2015 &2016). 2017, he was deprived of his 7th Tour de France following a broken collarbone. A few months earlier, Anthony had returned to victory at home on the Tour of Normandy. He impressed by winning solo on the first stage & keeping his yellow leader's jersey all week. It was already on his land, where he had won the Polynormande 6 years earlier. To believe hat his region is successful for him : He won in 2017 on the Duo Normand with his teammate Pierre-Luc Périchon. To stop with the bike, it is towards gastronomy that the Norman turns. Maybe one day he will be a restaurateur, but by then he has set himself the goal of winning at least once far from Normandy.
Awards 2019 -
Cofidis, Credit Solution (intern)
Winner of the Schaal Sels Merksem / Johan Museeuw Classic
8th on stage 7 of Vuelta San Juan
4th best young rider in Belgrade Banjaluka
2nd on stage 2 of the Tour of Hungary
5th on stage 5 of the Tour of Hungary
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Tim Declercq's brother, also professional cyclist, Benjamin Declercq, the Belgian is a former champion of West Flanders beginners, professional since 2017, he finished second and 2019 in the Grand Prix Pino Cerami & 3rd the previous season. He also has a master's degree in economics.
In society, Benoît Jarrier is not the loudest. Yet he is a go-getter.
Legacy, perhaps, of a double sporting culture: cycling in the family, 24 Hours of Le Mans on the doorstep, 300 meters from his parents. So he attacks. 200 kilometers of breakaway in April 2014 on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix.
And first striker of his first Tour de France three months later, as soon as the flag was lowered on leaving Leeds!
Benoît wanted to complete this Tour,despite the suffering of a persistent sinusitis in the Alps.
Fan of Novak Djokovic, he can show a formidable finish in a small group
Great Dutch guy, Bram Welten is a good sprinter who wants to become one of the best. He also won in the Tour of Britain last season.
At 23, Bram also wants to perform well on the classics ; he distinguished himself in 2015, winning Paris Roubaix Espoirs.
His professional start was a sporting but also a personal challenge because Bram had to learn French and, like in sprints, he goes fast.
Caleb Ewan is a world class Australian sprinter. He is known for his remarkable way of sprinting as he keeps a very low position on the bike.
Junior, Caleb finished second at the 2012 World Championships and a year later, he finished 4th at the U23 World Championships.
In his first year as a professional cyclist, he won 11 races, including a stage in the Vuelta.
He has already won races like Cyclassics Hamburg, 1 stage of the 2017 Giro and 10 stages of the Down Under Tour.
After riding for 5 years for an Australian team, Caleb signed for Lotto Soudal in 2019, immediately winning one UAE Tour stage and 2 Tour of Turkey stages.
The 2019 Giro d'Italia marked the first Grand Tour in Lotto Soudal colors for Caleb Ewan. It was a very successful start for Ewan as he scored 2 impressive sprint victories in Pesaro and Novi Ligure.
In 2019, Ewan contributed to the success of the Tour de France for Lotto Soudal by securing three victories. With a victory on the Champs Élysées as the icing on the cake.
2018 - Cofidis, Credit Solutions
Winner of Tro Bro Leon
Winner of the 1st stage of the Tour du Luxembourg
Winner of the 3rd stage of the Tour de Belgique
Winner of the 1st and 3rd stages of the Tour La Provence
Winner of the 2nd stage of the Etoile de Besseges
2nd in the general classification of the Etoile de Besseges
2nd of the Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2nd of the 18th stage of the Tour de France
2nd of the 5th stage of the Tour de Belgique
2nd of the 1st stage of the Route d'Occitanie
3rd in Paris-Bourges
3rd of the 1st stage of Paris-Nice
3rd of the prologue and of the 4th stage of the Tour of Slovakia
3rd in the Tour La Provence prologue
4th in Gand-Wevelgem
4th of the 3rd stage of the Tour de Slovaquie
4th of the 2nd stage of the Route d'Occitanie
4th of the 1st and 5th stages of Etoile de Besseges
5th in the Grand Prix de Fourmies
5th of the 1st, 7th and 21st stages of the Tour de France
6th of the 1st stage of the Tour de Belgique
6th of the 5th stage of Paris-Nice
7th of the 3rd stage of Etoile de Besseges
13th in Milan-SanRemo
A solid Belgian rider, Christophe Noppe has a sporting dream to compete in the classic “Paris-Roubaix”.
He could of course achieve it within the Arkéa-Samsic team. He has the Coastal Flèche to his professional record in 2017, and the following year finished 3rd in the Sels Cup, then 3rd in 2019, at the Grand Prix of the city of Zottegem.
Embarrassed by a knee problem in early 2018, Clement Russo was unable to fully express himself in his first season with the professionals. Skillful on a bike, generous in his efforts Clément wants to continue learning his trade from the older ones. Cyclo-cross specialist, double French champion (Juniors and Espoirs), 3rd in the 2017 Under-21 World Cup, the Arkea Samsic team encouraged him to continue his discipline this winter. For his first French championship among professionals, Clément signed a fourth place, and made an appointment to win the tricolor outfit in future years.
The three words that, according to him, define him: Smiling, Determined, Impatient
Originally from Yorkshire, the current British champion, winner of a stage of the Kreiz Breizh Elites in 2018, joined the Arkea Samsic team at mid-season to support the sprinters! Connor completed his first race with the team during the 4 Dunkerque Days.
Former team rider, the Briton Daniel Mc Lay returns to Arkea-Samsic in 2020. He will have a double mission that of driving in the final of the races, Nacer Bouhanni but also of making speak his power during the massive arrival when the The opportunity will be given to him, because let's not forget that the Briton is a sacred "winner". Last year, in fact, he won his first World-Tour victory, on the occasion of the 2nd stage of the Tour du Guangxi, which added to his successes on the Sarthe circuit, the Eurometropolis. Tour, the Troféo de Palma, the Grand Prix de la Somme, de Denain and on the roads of the Tropical Amissa Bongo.
Brother of Nairo Quintana, Dayer made his professional debut in 2014. Sportingly separated from him, he will find him in 2020 within the Arkea-Samsic team
Brilliant rider, Dayer won during his career a stage on the Tour of Austria (2014), the general classification of the Tour of San Luis, Argentina (2016), a stage of the Tour of Colombia in 2018 and the Circuit Combita in 2018, no longer a milestone success.
Deported from Ineos, Diego Rosa is an Italian rider, who started his cycling career via cross-country mountain biking (8th at the 2011 U21 World Championships). He hit the road in 2012, and rose to professionalism a year later. Climber, Diego Rosa won Milan-Turin (2015), a stage in the Tour of Pays-Basque, World-Tour event (2016), 2nd in the Tour of Lombardy (2016), the Coppi and Bartali week (2018). His year 2019 was also marked by two great performances: 2nd in the Marco Pantani memorial, 3rd in the general classification of the Tour of Guangxi in China.
A native of Reunion Island, Donavan Grondin is a young runner who has already twice won the title of Champion of France among cadets and juniors.
He is also an excellent track racer who in 2018 won the Junior Omnium World Champion title.
The track is also an area of excellence for him since among the elites, Donavan recorded a success on his record at the American World Cup round in Glasgow, along with Benjamin Thomas.
2019 - Cofidis, Credit Solution (intern)
1st of the 3rd stage of the Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc
Winner of the Grand Prix du Pays de Montbéliard
Winner of the Prix de Cormoz
2nd in the Grand Prix of Blangy-sur-Bresle
2nd in the Tour du Charolais
3rd in the French amateur road championship
His profile Elia Viviani is an Italian sprinter and member of the French professional continental team Cofidis since the start of the 2020 season.
He rides with Ekoï helmets and glasses.
His arrival in the team comes in particular to compensate for the departure of Nacer Bouhanni to Arkéa-Samsic (also equipped by Ekoï: glasses, helmets and racing clothing) and to strengthen the workforce with a view to a future rise in the World Tour.
Awards 2019 - Deceuninck-Quick Step
1st of the 1st stage of the Tour Down Under
Winner of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Winner of the UAE Tour in the point classification
1st of the 3rd stage of Tirreno-Adriatico
3rd in the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
2nd of the 3rd stage of the Giro d´Italia
2nd of the 8th stage of the Giro d´Italia
2nd of the 11th stage of the Giro d´Italia
1st of the 4th stage of the Tour de Suisse
1st of the 5th stage of the Tour de Suisse
1st of the 4th stage of the Tour de France
2nd of the 10th stage of the Tour de France
2nd of the 16th stage of the Tour de France
Winner of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
Winner of the European Continental Championships - Road Race
Winner of EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg
1st of the 4th stage of the Tour of Slovakia