La Vuelta a Espana (August 24 – September 15)

Julien Jurdie presents the riders from our team who will take part in the Vuelta a España starting on August 24th in Salinas de Torrevieja.

FRANCOIS BIDARD

Born 19 March 1992, 27 years old
2nd participation
Principle results:
3rd in stage 6 Tour de Suisse (2019)
6th in stage 19 Giro d’Italia (2019)

“For the first time in his career, François will race two Grands Tours in the same season. He proved at the Giro d’Italia and at the Tour de Suisse that he has gained another level physically. He recuperates very well from his efforts, and he always remains calm. François will be an important element in our efforts throughout the Vuelta.”

GEOFFREY BOUCHARD

Born 1 April 1992, 27 years old
1st participation
Principle results:
Champion of France Road Elite Amateurs (2018)
19th UAE Tour (2019)

“Geoffrey will participate in his first Grand Tour for his first year as a professional. After a spring dedicated to his apprenticeship among the pros, he has found a very high level, as he was able to show at the recent Tour de Pologne where he was an important part of the team.”

CLEMENT CHEVRIER

Born 29 June 1992, 27 years old
3rd participation
Principle results:
22th Olympic Test Event (2019)
26th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

“We line up with a very young team at the Vuelta (read The Number below), and Clément is the rider on the squad who knows this Grand Tour the best. For his third participation, his role will be to be present during the difficult stages, and he can also try his luck in a breakaway.”

SILVAN DILLIER

Born 3 August 1990, 29 years old
2nd participation
Principle results:
7 wins including a stage of the Giro d’Italia (2017)
Road Race Champion of Switzerland (2017)
2nd Paris-Roubaix (2018)

“At 29, Silvan will be the oldest member of the team at this Vuelta! He missed the Tour de France following his fractured collarbone, but he quickly returned to a top level. As road captain, his role will be varied: a strong rouleur, he will play the pace leader in the team time trial; his experience in the classics will be very useful during the nervous stages. He can also win a stage himself.”

DORIAN GODON

Born 25 May 1996, 23 years old
1st participation
Principle results:
Winner of the prologue Boucles de la Mayenne (2018-2019)

“This will be the first Grand Tour for Dorian, who once more proved his qualities this year by winning the prologue of the Boucles de la Mayenne for the second year in a row. He will bring his freshness and will be an asset during those tense moments to protect our leader.”

QUENTIN JAUREGUI

Born 22 April 1994, 25 years old
2nd participation
Principle results :
2nd Boucles de l’Aulne
3rd Paris Camembert
4th stage 4 UAE Tour (2019)
winner GP de la Somme (2015)

“Quentin knows how to do the job of a helpful teammate at a Grand Tour. He is close to Pierre and he knows how to anticipate race moves to protect his leader. He is a rider who can stay strong in the medium mountain stages. And he has a good finishing speed, so he can win a stage at this Vuelta.”

PIERRE LATOUR

Born 12 October 1993, 25 years old
2nd participation
Principle results :
Winner of a stage at the Vuelta (2016)
Time Trial Champion of France (2017-2018)
Best Young Rider Tour de France (2018).

“Pierre has had a very disrupted season with his big crash in mid-February before the UAE Tour. After having to give up his spot at the Tour de France, he has been able to prepare well all July. His return to the Tour de Pologne (6th place overall) shows that he is not very far from his best level. He will be our leader at the Vuelta where he can aspire to do beautiful things.”

CLEMENT VENTURINI

Born 16 October 1993, 26 years old
1st participation
Principle results:
4 victories, 16 top 10s in 2019

“Clément is in good shape, but he has sometimes been a bit unlucky this year. He can get over some of the tougher climbs in good position, has a good turn of speed, and he has been very consistent since the beginning of the season. He’s missing a big win, and it may well come at the Vuelta this year where he does not have to deal with too many other sprinters.”

THE NUMBER

26

At 29, Silvan Dillier will play the dean of our team racing in the Vuelta a España whose average age is 26 years.
By way of comparison, the average age of the team who raced the Giro d'Italia was 29.875 years, and the Tour de France team had an average age of 29.5 years.

PRESS NEWS

The riders racing at the Vuelta a España will be available to the press before the teams' presentation on Thursday, August 22nd, from 19:15 to 20:30.