New AG2R La Mondiale Team Members Meet In Vaujany Ski Resort
The Team with 10 new riders will ride Factor Bikes and wear Italian GSG Technical Apparel for 2017
Ten new riders join the team , Mathias Frank (Switzerland), Stijn Vandenbergh and Oliver Nasen (Belgium), Alex Geniez, Rudy Barbier, Julien Duval, Nans Peters, Clément Chevrier (France) and Sondre Holst Enger (Norway) made the acquaintance of the rest of the team.
New Factor Bikes
In the company of former professional Baden Cooke and Rob Gitelis (co-owners) and Scott Davies (CEO), riders had the chance to check out their new Factor Bikes O2 for the 2017 season. The team will also be riding the One.
GSG signed with AG2R LA MONDIALE Pro Cycling Team for performance apparel range for 2017 and 2018
GSG will be providing a complete technical apparel range for the AG2R LA MONDIALE Pro Cycling Team and its development team.
“We are happy to have a partnership with GSG, a italian manufacter that is well recognised for innovation and made in italy in cycle clothing. Our goal is to offer our athletes top quality products. Over-30-years GSG experiece in producing high quality cycling apparel makes it this much easier for us to reach this goal, a WT team like us every improvement counts to reach wins, cycling apparel is one of the most important. The wide range of weather conditions which team meet during all the season in all the continents requests an extremely flexibility in creating new products and GSG can give this kind of quick answers, producing all in-house in Italy.
This is one of the most important reason why of our partnership with GSG” said Vincent Lavenu, General Manager of the team.
Since 1984 GSG has been a key part of the success for many, pro and amateur, cycling teams. Based near Venice and the Dolomites, GSG has the perfect scenario for developing performance cycling wear that offer the optimal combination of performance, comfort and weather protection for the every kind of race.
The team will meet in Gandia, Spain for their first training camp next month 6th - 16th of December.
Romain Bardet would "like to ride the Giro"
“I really want to go to the Giro,” said Bardet said to the press, stressing that it’s “50-50” at this moment in time and that a final decision will be taken in December. As one of the best French ridera on a French team with a French sponsor, missing the Tour de France isn’t a viable option for Bardet, at least for now.
The question is which Grand Tour will be chosen to complement it, the Giro or the Vuelta?
The decision will be made in December.
The 2017 Roster
Gediminas Bagdonas (Lit)
Jan Bakelants (Bel)
Nico Denz (All)
Ben Gastauer (Lux)
Hugo Houle (Can)
Matteo Montaguti (Ita)
Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)
Sondre Holst Enger (Nor)
Mathias Frank (Sui)
Oliver Naesen (Bel)
Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel)