Introducing this years squads: the leaders, the heritage and the figures to watch out for
Ag2r La Mondiale( France; UCI ranking 11)
Twenty years ago Ag2r were a little known sponsor of a small regional crew but nowadays they are part of the Tour de France backdrop, and to recognize two decades of commitment and steady advance theyd love to take only one more upward stair. They dont do corporate evidences or anything remotely classy but show them a mound or two and theyre off in search of beauty. A force that realises the fans come to be entertained and thats what they supply by being present in all the classifications, green t-shirt excepted. The skirmish of emblazons would be ghastly so lets keep it authentic.
Founded 1992 Bicycles Factor Manager Laurent Biondi
Tours de France 23 Tour wins 0 Stage success 16 Green jerseys 0 King of the Mountains 0 Epoch in yellowed 16
Name symbolizes An amalgamation of two different fiscal conglomerates, AG2R and La Mondiale.
Tour heritage Second-place finishes for Jean-Christophe Praud in 2014 and Romain Bardet last year are the finest accomplishments so far of the oldest French unit, rivalling in its 21 st consecutive Tour.
Team leader Romain Bardet( Fr ). Second last year after an epic Alpine raid hes been slowly construct and maturing into a potential Grand tour winner. Will do something fantastic or is down trying.