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Team Arkéa-Samsic

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Starting out in 2005 under the name Bretagne - Jean Floc’h, this Brittany-based squad have been stalwart participants at their home Grand Tour, the Tour de France, for the best part of the last decade.

Despite regularly sending a team of talented riders to the race, they could never translate this into a stage victory. The arrival of team manager Emmanuel Hubert to the team in 2014 created a few ripples, with several older riders making way for some more experienced riders from the WorldTour.

The 2022 season saw the team continue their upward trajectory, with Nairo Quintana taking a stage and overall victory at both the Tour de la Provence and Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var. A total of 12 victories for the season and a 6th place finish for Quintana at the team’s home Grand Tour earned them a promotion to the WorldTour for 2023.

However, the year would end on a sour note after their Colombian leader returned a positive test for tramadol, a painkiller banned by the UCI on medical grounds. The Colombian rider was subsequently stripped of his results from the Tour and would later go on to part ways with the team only six weeks after signing a new contract.

Despite losing one of their key riders, the French team have added WorldTour experience in the form of Clément Champoussin, David Dekker, and Jenthe Biermans for their debut season in cycling’s top tier. They’ve retained some of their top talents from previous seasons too, including Warren Barguil and Nacer Bouhanni who, at 31 and 32 years old respectively, are now firmly established as the team’s leaders.

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Team Arkéa-Samsic
Team Arkéa-Samsic
  • Nationality France
  • Founded 2015
  • Team Principal Emmanuel Hubert
  • UCI Code ARK
  • Bike Sponsor Bianchi

The Team

Luca Mozzato

Luca Mozzato

26

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4

1722

Arnaud Démare

Arnaud Démare

32

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103

1009

Kévin Vauquelin

Kévin Vauquelin

23

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5

857

Cristian Rodriguez

Cristian Rodriguez

29

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2

831

Jenthe Biermans

Jenthe Biermans

28

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3

694

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