In 1992 Vincent Lavenu realised his dream of creating a professional cycling team.
As early as 1997, AG2R Prévoyance became involved in this great project as a co-partner alongside Casino before becoming the main partner in 2000. The year 2001 marked the birth of Chambéry Cyclisme Formation, which detects talent, trains them, helps them grow and prepares them for their future, just as we support our policyholders and give them the keys to take control of their future. From 2008 to 2020, the cycling team wore the colours of AG2R LA MONDIALE. Since January 2021, we have been writing new pages in its history, now under the name "AG2R CITROËN TEAM".
The year 2022 is therefore a celebration of our 25 years of partnership.
From the first steps of the team to the podiums in the Tour de France, we have gone through many stages. We have grown together, we have adapted and we have taken on many challenges together. The next few years will be marked by the arrival of a new generation of promising riders, thanks in particular to the work of the training programme. We are united by the same ambition: to progress in order to win great victories and to climb the podiums of the biggest races.
For a quarter of a century we have been vibrating to the rhythm of their victories and our entire social body, policyholders, administrators and employees have been showing their enthusiasm and pride in seeing the riders ride and win with our colours!
André Renaudin, Managing Director of AG2R LA MONDIALE
Our first year of partnership was a learning year that allowed us to discover the incredible world of cycling. We are now starting our second year of partnership with AG2R LA MONDIALE and Vincent Lavenu's cycling team, and we couldn't be prouder.
AG2R CITROËN TEAM's colours shone on the roads of the major international events and the team scored some great victories. We are definitely ready for an ambitious new season alongside our partners.
This year, Vincent Lavenu's team is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It is a great honour for us to be present with them and AG2R LA MONDIALE to celebrate 30 years of team spirit, brotherhood and solidarity. The year 2022 will capitalise on all the efforts and investments made through the riders and the Training Centre to shine in international competitions.
We are happy to be part of this great human adventure within the AG2R CITROËN TEAM and to communicate our values to the public. Our investment in cycling goes far beyond simple sponsorship. For us, it is about creating a real alliance with our partners in order to create a strong relationship with the public and the enthusiasts on all the races in the world.
Vincent Cobée, Chief Executive Officer of CITROËN
Major technical partners
The spirit of competition and teamwork... little by little, this dream has become reality.
Today, Rosti is the technical partner of AG2R CITROËN. The Northern Classics, dirt roads and cobbles. Tour, Giro and Vuelta. Breakaways, climbs and sprints. Rain, wind and mud.
"The best R&D lab we could find to make our new dream come true: to offer 'pro racing' quality to kids, amateurs and enthusiasts."