Tour de France : the goals - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Tour de France : the goals

ROMAIN BARDET

27 years old
5 participations in the Tour de France
Best results:
2nd (2016)
3rd (2017)
Three stage victories (2015-2016-2017)
Best results in 2018:
Victory at Ardèche Classic
2nd Strade Bianche
3rd Critérium Dauphiné
3rd Liège-Bastogne-Liège

The Tour is:

”The Tour is the race for which we prepare all year long, and we approach it with humility. It is a sporting and human adventure that validates a year of work.”

The Goal is:

”I have had the honor of climbing on the final podium twice before, so I will be ambitious again, and am surrounded by a great team.”

SILVAN DILLIER

27 years old
1st participation in the Tour de France
Best results 2018:
Victory Route Adélie
2nd Paris-Roubaix

The Tour is:

“A childhood dream come true. I am very much looking forward to participating in this event for the first time.”


The Goal is:


“Being at the start is not an end in itself; I hope to play an important role for AG2R LA MONDIALE, which is a very ambitious team. I also want to perform well from a personal point of view.”

AXEL DOMONT

27 years old
1 participation in the Tour de France
Best result: 68th (2017)
Best result 2018:
19th at the second stage of the
Tour du Haut Var

The Tour is:
“A kid’s dream. After having already taken part in the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta, I was proud to participate in the biggest race in the world for the first time last year.”


The Goal is:

“My goal is above all to work for the team: to be closer to Romain during the nervous early stages. After that, if I can play my own card on a stage, I will not ignore the chance.”

TONY GALLOPIN

30 years old
7 participations in the Tour de France
Best result: 21st (2017)
Stage winner and yellow jersey (2014)
Best result 2018:
Victory Etoile de Bessèges

The Tour is:

“Tons of great memories for me! My stage win and the yellow jersey remain great moments in my career.”

The Goal is:

“I will be on the start line to bring my experience to the team and to accompany Romain for as long as possible. We have a strong group, everything is possible.”

MATHIAS FRANK

31 years old
5 participations in the Tour de France
Best result: 8th (2015)
Best results 2018:
4th Switzerland championship
10th Tour of California

The Tour is:

“Every professional cyclist wants to start the Tour de France. It’s the peak of the season.”


The Goal is:

“I have already finished in the top ten (8th in 2015), but my role this year will above all to be present in the mountains alongside Romain. I feel very fortunate to be at the start, and I will give everything to the collective.”

PIERRE LATOUR

24 years old
1 participation in the Tour de France
Best result: 29th (2017)
Best results 2018:
Time-trial french champion

3rd Tour of Catalonia
7th Critérium du Dauphiné

The Tour is:

“The race that makes everyone dream! Everything is bigger. My first time at the race was more of an apprenticeship. I cannot wait to go back. ”

The Goal is:

“To work for Romain and accompany him for as long as possible. On a personal level, I’d like to do a good time trial and be strong in the mountains. The rest will follow.”

OLIVER NAESEN

27 years old
2 participations in the Tour de France
Best result: 63rd (2017)
Best results 2018:
3rd Eschborn-Frankfurt
4th Record Bank E3 Harelbeke

The Tour is:

”The race that the whole planet knows! I have been competing in the Tour de France since 2016, and I have strong memories from each of my participations.”

The Goal is:

”As was the case last year, my goal will be to protect Romain (Bardet) as well as possible especially during those nervous early stages. The whole team is united, we can do beautiful things together.”

ALEXIS VUILLERMOZ

30 years old
4 participations in the Tour de France
Best result: 13th (2017)
Best result 2018:
2nd Tour du Haut Var
8th Paris-Nice

The Tour is:

“Childhood memories when I went to see the race with my parents! I will compete for the fifth time and I always feel a great deal of pride to be at the start.”


The Goal is:

“Our common goal is to accompany Romain for as long as possible. Personally, I have great memories of my stage victory in 2015 (Mur de Bretagne) and I would like to be in a similar position at the front again to try to experience those same emotions!”

DIDIER JANNEL

The Tour is:

“The only cycling event known by everyone, the peak of the season! The Tour de France is part of French culture.”

The Goal is:
“We have a great team, motivated, consistent and fully focused on one goal, which is to earn the best place possible in the overall standings.”

JULIEN JURDIE

The Tour is:

“Great memories and beautiful emotions from the past few years for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team. It is certainly the culmination of several months of work.”

The Goal is:

“To help Romain to the greatest heights possible. We are arriving without being overconfident, but with the certainty that we have been working well towards this ambition for several years. The whole team is focused on one goal.”