AG2R LA MONDIALE and CITROËN announced today that their commitment to Vincent Lavenu's team will extend until 2025.
From 2021, the team will have a budget of 23 million euros dedicated to its new sports project. The support of riders will be reinforced, as well as their training and retraining. Emphasis will also be placed on performance management and technological aspects.
In order to meet our high level sporting ambitions, Oliver Naesen, Benoît Cosnefroy, Greg Van Avermaet and Bob Jungels will form the core of a team whose objective is to be among the best in the peloton, particularly in the classics. We will continue our recruitment strategy from 2022. The new team will be called AG2R CITROËN TEAM. A name that was not chosen at random! Its acronym ACT, means " AGIR " in English and AGIR for :
- share the ambition of performance;
- Supporting young hopefuls through the training program;
- to contribute to the development of "clean cycling" for a healthy and responsible performance. The partnership advocates the practice of cycling in accordance with ethical rules and in particular with those of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC), of which the AG2R LA MONDIALE cycling team is a founding member since 2007;
The AG2R CITROËN TEAM will carry the new UCI code: ACT.[su_row][su_column size="1/2″][/su_column] [su_quote cite="VINCENT LAVENU "]
VINCENT LAVENU, General Manager of the cycling team
"We are proud to begin writing a new chapter in the history of our team, called AG2R CITROËN TEAM. We worked hand in hand with our title partner AG2R LA MONDIALE to find a co-partner of excellence. CITROËN has proven to be the ideal teammate for the team's growth. We are looking forward to a rich and shared collaboration."[/su_quote] [su_row][su_column size="1/2″][/su_column] [su_quote cite="ANDRE RENAUDIN "]
ANDRE RENAUDIN, Managing Director of AG2R LA MONDIALE
"AG2R LA MONDIALE is very pleased to extend its commitment to the cycling team led by Vincent Lavenu until 2025. We are proud that Citroën, an iconic and popular brand, is joining us to share the emotions that we have been experiencing with the team for over 20 years. We are driven by the same human values, performance and audacity, and we look forward to writing new pages of this beautiful story together."[/su_quote] [su_row][su_column size="1/2″][/su_column] [su_quote cite="VINCENT COBÉE"]
VINCENT COBÉE, Chief Executive Officer, CITROËN
"We are very happy to start this wonderful adventure with AG2R LA MONDIALE and Vincent Lavenu's team. Citroën is and has always been a popular brand that belongs to the pop-culture. Cycling is a popular sport that fascinates people of all origins, all nationalities, all ages and all backgrounds. It is therefore very natural for us to be involved in this sport. The new Citroën customers acquired over the past five years are extremely sensitive to the environment and well-being, rather than to traditional automobile performance. The year 2020 marks a turning point in the electrification of the Citroën range with the launch of six 100% electric or rechargeable hybrid models (Ami - 100% electric, e-C4 - 100% electric, e-SpaceTourer - 100% electric, e-Jumpy - 100% electric, e-Jumper - 100% electric, C5 Aircross Hybrid). The partnership with Vincent Lavenu's cycling team underlines the importance of sustainable mobility for Citroën."[/su_quote]