For 20 years, training has been an integral part of our activity and contributes to the success of our cycling team. Not just from a sporting perspective – it is the case that riders from our training centre have written some of the finest chapters of our pro team’s history, but also on a human level.
Athletes who “grow” together within the training set-up form the mutual-aid-inspired driving force of the professional group, bringing a unifying spirit, the key contributor to performance.
Since 2017, two teams have made up our training section, U23 and U19. We are committed to constantly improving the section’s programme, involving several challenges: the well-being of the athletes, the development of cycling and, of course, the success of our sporting endeavour.
Unlike any other training centre worldwide, Chambéry Cyclisme Formation’s model means that the best French and international hopefuls don’t have to choose between high-level sport and higher education. Today, the school and university success rate is 80% (for an average academic level of Baccalaureate + 2 years) and a conversion rate to professional sport of 35%.
The model is a benchmark and this year, unsolicited applications came from 21 countries and 4 different continents.
Winners of the 2021 Coupe de France N1, the new generation is in the direct continuity of the previous ones; and this year again, Benoît Cosnefroy and Clément Champoussin led by example for the youngsters, turning in performances at the very highest level.
AG2R CITROËN TEAM is very proud to support this great initiative and to welcome its most promising riders.
General manager C.C.F.
The AG2R CITROËN TEAM U19 team based in Voiron (38) will enter its 15th season in 2022. It supports and trains future cycling talent in the Junior category in line with a dual sporting and academic project (100% success rate in exams in 2021).
In line with the pro team’s values, the structure has processed more than 139 riders, 34 of whom have gone on to become professionals, including Nans Peters, Geoffrey Bouchard, Clément Venturini and Damien Touzé.
The 2022 team comprises of 16 riders, of 6 different nationalities. During the season, the riders have access to professional support: road and time trial bikes, a training programme and internships, and participation in international competitions. In 2021, several riders achieved at a high level: Maxence Place (Bel) finished the season in 1st place in the UCI 1st year junior world ranking.
Team Manager U19