How did you get involved in the team's training program?
Léo Bisiaux: After my Cadets 2 season, I had a meeting with Alexandre Chenivesse and Alexandre Pacot to see what I wanted to do the following year. I think our plans matched and I was able to join the team at the end of the season. I think it was a very good choice for me because it enabled me to really progress and discover the highest level. It was a real turning point for me.
Aubin Sparfel: I applied when I was in Cadet 2 because the team made me dream. I was able to take part in a training course in the Alps, which went well and I was able to join the squad for this season.
Louic Boussemaere: I saw on Instagram that the team had "followed" me. Two weeks later, I got a message from Alex Chenivesse asking if I'd be interested in joining the team. I immediately replied: "Yes, of course".
How's your season going?
Léo Bisiaux: It's going well. I got off to a late start after my cyclo-cross season. I needed time to get back on track. Then I was able to win the Trois Jours d'Axel. Then I broke my collarbone in the Classique des Alpes, which stopped me for two months. Now I'm getting better and better, I won the Giro della Lunigiana and the GP Rüebliland. I'm ready for the end of the season and the European Championship!
Aubin Sparfel: So far, so good! I'm satisfied. I haven't won a UCI race yet, but it's good to be able to compete at the highest level and make progress. I started the season doing cyclo-cross with the European and World championships and several UCI victories. As for the road season, I couldn't have hoped for better. The staff put their trust in me by giving me the role of leader in two great races where I was able to express myself fully.
Louic Boussemaere: Very good! I'm learning a lot about nutrition, race vision and how to prepare for a race. I haven't yet got the results I'm hoping for, but I'm only in Junior 1. I hope to have good results next year!
Where will you be next season and what are your goals?
Léo Bisiaux: Next year I'll be on the Continental team. My aim will be to continue my progress by combining cyclo-cross and road racing. I'm hoping to perform well in races such as the Baby Giro and the Tour de l'Avenir, two races I'm dreaming of as a young rider.
Aubin Sparfel: I'll still be with the AG2R CITROËN U19 team, in the Juniors 2 category. My aim will be to do even better than this year. I'm thinking a lot about the World Championships, which I'd like to take part in with the French team. I'd also like to do well in the Tour du Valromey, which I finished 5th in this year. I hope to do better and take part in some great UCI races.
Louic Boussemaere: Being well placed in every race, doing a good job for the team, hoping for good results and going on the attack! That's what I like about cycling.
Which race do you most dream of?
Léo Bisiaux: The Tour de France, of course! As a Frenchman and a climber, it's a dream come true. The three Grand Tours are a dream come true!
Aubin Sparfel: Without hesitation, the Tour de France. It's the goal of a lifetime!
Louic Boussemaere: My dream is to take part in the Tour de France!
To which rider could you be compared?
Léo Bisiaux: I loved Chris Froome when I was younger, and I think I've got the same way of getting up the bumps. I'm not very explosive, but I manage to smooth out my efforts. Now, every rider is different. If you take Pogacar and Vingegaard, they're completely different, but both can win the Tour de France.
Aubin Sparfel: I've never asked myself that question! Right now I look like a puncher/climber. I'm often told I look like Benoît Cosnefroy and Felix Gall.
Louic Boussemaere: You could compare me to Pogacar in attitude: fun but serious when you need to be!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Léo Bisiaux: I see myself in the World Tour and trying to win at WorldTour level.
Aubin Sparfel: I'm hoping to make the World Tour team, do some good races and enjoy cycling.
Louic Boussemaere: On the World Tour and still with the team, I hope!