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Despite retiring from professional cycling in 1994, Groupama-FDJ’s team manager Marc Madiot remains one of the team's stars. Clips of him barking out the team car window at riders on their way to victory while he smashes his fists against the car door have become as iconic as any wins his riders have achieved.

Nowadays, the team are in the midst of a transition; Thibaut Pinot and Arnaud Démare, have moved on to retirement and Arkéa-B&B respectively, while the team is chock full of young phenoms like Lenny Martinez and Romain Grégoire. Elsewhere in the team, Stefan Küng has shown that he can do more than just time trial and Valentin Madouas has continued highlighting himself as the next great French hope for the Classics. Additionally, David Gaudu has shown that, on his day, he can be one of the best climbers in the world.

Altogether, the strength of the roster was enough to power the team to a seventh-place finish in the UCI rankings in 2023. With these riders in the team's wheelhouse, Groupama-FDJ will look to continue to build into the new decade with new faces leading one of the longest-running teams in cycling.

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Groupama-FDJ
Groupama-FDJ
  • Nationality France
  • Founded 1997
  • Team Principal Marc Madiot
  • UCI Code GFC
  • Bike Sponsor Wilier Triestina

The Team

Stefan Küng

Stefan Küng

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Valentin Madouas

Valentin Madouas

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Lenny Martinez

Lenny Martinez

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Laurence Pithie

Laurence Pithie

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1294

Romain Grégoire

Romain Grégoire

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Team Bikes

Link to Vuelta a España pro bike: Romain Grégoire’s Lapierre Xelius SL
Romain Grégoire's Lapierre Xelius SL

Vuelta a España pro bike: Romain Grégoire’s Lapierre Xelius SL

Groupama-FDJ’s bikes for the Vuelta a España are sporting a new colourway, more closely mirroring the team’s kit

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Top Groupama-FDJ Stories

Link to 'Thibaut is God for us' – Spending a day with the Collectif Ultras Pinot at Il Lombardia
An otherwise nondescript bend on La Boccola becomes Curva Pinot for the day, appropriately draped in sun, smiles and singing

'Thibaut is God for us' – Spending a day with the Collectif Ultras Pinot at Il Lombardia

As Thibaut Pinot set out on his final professional bike race, GCN met with the legions of his loyal fans who had travelled from near and afar to honour their hero

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Link to Groupama FDJ and Wilier Triestina reveal all-new team bikes for 2024
Groupama-FDJ reveal the bikes they will be racing on in 2024

Groupama FDJ and Wilier Triestina reveal all-new team bikes for 2024

This will be the first season the French team will be racing aboard Wilier bikes

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Link to Groupama-FDJ Team Talk: Rebuilding with success, but can the momentum continue?
Thibaut Pinot's departure was one of the main talking points of Groupama-FDJ's season

Groupama-FDJ Team Talk: Rebuilding with success, but can the momentum continue?

Breaking down the team's managerial shortcomings in 2023, the deep bench of strong young riders and waving goodbye to fan favourite Thibaut Pinot

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