Sports direction - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Sports direction

 

Laurent BIONDI
Sports manager

Julien JURDIE
Sports director

Arturas KASPUTIS
Sports director

Gilles MAS
Sports director

Didier JANNEL
Sports director

Stéphane GOUBERT
Sports director

Cyril DESSEL
Sports director

 

 

Laurent BIONDIJulien JURDIEGilles MASArturas KASPUTISDidier JANNELStéphane GOUBERTCyril DESSEL

Laurent BIONDI

Sports Manager
Date and place of birth : 19 June 1959 in Grenoble (Isère-France)
Nationality : French

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1983 TO 1993

  • 1983/1984 : La Redoute Motobécane
  • 1985 : Hitachi-Splendor
  • 1986 : Système U puis Miko-Carlos
  • 1987 : Système U
  • 1988 : Toshiba
  • 1989 : Fagor-MBK
  • 1990 : Histor-Sigma
  • 1991 : Tonton Tapis – GB
  • 1992/1993 : Chazal

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 professional wins on road including a stage on the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1987)
  • Points race World Champion (1990)
  • Triple amateur French National Champion : Road / Track / Stage races (1982)
  • Twice winner, Six Jours de Bordeaux (1989 and 1991)
  • Winner Six Jours de Grenoble (1990)
  • Winner Six Jours de Papeete (1982)
  • Competed in 7 Tour de France
  • U17 Greco-Roman wrestling French National Champion (1975)

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 1994

  • 1994/1995 : Chazal
  • 1996 : Petit Casino, c’est votre équipe
  • 1997/1999 : Casino-AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2000/2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • Depuis 2008 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Julien JURDIE

Sports director
Date and place of birth : 26 February 1973 in St Etienne (Loire-France)
Nationality : French

1ST CATEGORY RIDER FROM 1992 TO 1999

  • 1992/1994 : UC Pélussin
  • 1995 : CR4C Roanne
  • 1996/1999 : VC Lyon Vaulx-en-Velin

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 2000

  • 2000/2003 : VC Lyon Vaulx-en-Velin
  • 2004/2005 : RAGT Semences
  • 2006/2008 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • Since 2008 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Gilles MAS

Sports director
Date and place of birth : 5 January 1961 in Condrieu (Rhône – France)
Nationality : French

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1983 TO 1990

  • 1983 : St Etienne-Pélussin
  • 1984/1985 : Skil Kas Heuer
  • 1986/1988 : RMO
  • 1989 : Puertas-Mavisas
  • 1990: Indépendant

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overall winner, Route de France amateur (1982)
  • 4th overall, Midi Libre (1984)
  • 5th Paris-Bourges (1985)
  • 9th overall, Critérium du Dauphiné-Libéré (1983 and 1984)
  • Competed in 3 Vuelta a España
  • Competed in 5 Tour de France

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 1996

  • 1996 : Agrigel La Creuse-Fenioux
  • 1997/1999 : Casino-AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2000/2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • Since 2008 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Arturas KASPUTIS

Sports director
Date and place of birth: 26 February 1967 in Klapeida (Lituanie)
Nationality : Lithuanian

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1992 TO 2002

  • 1992 : Postobon
  • 1994/1995 : Chazal
  • 1996 : Petit Casino, c’est votre équipe
  • 1997/1999 : Casino- AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2000/2002 : AG2R Prévoyance

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 professional wins on road : Chrono des Herbiers (1992) / ITT and overall winner, Route du Sud (1992) / ITT winner, Route du Sud (1994) / Stage winner, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1996) / Prologue winner, Tour de l’Ain (1999) / ITT and overall winner, Circuit des Mines (1999) / Stage winner, 4 Jours de Dunkerque (2000) / ITT winner, Tour of Denmark (2000)
  • Olympic Team Pursuit Champion for the USSR (1988) / 3rd Individual pursuit World Championship (1987 and 1992)
  • Competed in 5 Tour de France

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 2003

  • 2003/2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • Since 2008 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

 

Didier JANNEL

Sports director
Date and place of birth: 17 June 1965 in St Maur-des-Fossés (Val de Marne – France)
Nationality : French

AMATEUR RIDER FROM 1988 TO 2000

  • 1988/1990 : CSM Puteaux (1ère catégorie)
  • 1991/1992 : VC Levallois
  • 1993 : SC Neuilly-sur-Marne
  • 1994 : VC Levallois
  • 1995 : US Pavilly Barentin
  • 1996/1997 : US Montauban (Elite 2)
  • 1998/2000: Albi VS

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 2000

  • 2000/2009: Albi VS
  • Since 2010: Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Stéphane GOUBERT

Sports director
Date and place of birth: 13 March 1970 in Montpellier (Hérault – France)
Nationality : French

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1994 TO 2009

  • 1994/1996 : Festina
  • 1997/1998 : Cofidis
  • 1999/2000 : Team Polti
  • 2001/2003 : Jean Delatour
  • 2004/2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2008/2009 : AG2R LA MONDIALE

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2nd on a stage, Route du Sud (2004)
  • 2nd on a stage, Tour du Limousin (2006)
  • 6th on a stage, Vuelta a España (2006)
  • 13th overall, Vuelta a España (2007)
  • 5th on a stage, Tirreno-Adriatico (2007)
  • 2nd GP de Fourmies (2008)
  • 3rd on a stage, Tour de l’Ain (2008)
  • 8th Clasica San Sebastian (2008)
  • 8th on a stage, Tour de France (2009)
  • 3rd on a stage, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (2009)
  • Competed in 10 Tour de France

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR

  • Since 2012 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Cyril DESSEL

Sports director
Date and place of birth: 29 November 1974 in Rive-de-Gier (Loire – France)
Nationality : French

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 2000 TO 2011

  • 2000-2002 : Jean Delatour
  • 2003-2204 : Phonak
  • 2005-2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2008-2011 : AG2R LA MONDIALE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overall and stage winner, Tour de l’Ain (2006)
  • Overall and stage winner, Tour Méditerranéen (2006)
  • Stage winner, Tour de France (2008)
  • Stage winner, Critérium du Dauphiné-Libéré (2008)
  • Stage winner, 4 jours de Dunkerque (2008)
  • Stage winner, Volta a Catalunya (2008)
  • 3rd G.P. d’Ouverture de la Marseillaise (2002)
  • 2nd French National Road Race Championship (2004)
  • 2nd on a stage, Critérium du Dauphiné-Libéré (2004)
  • 6th overall, Tour de France and 1st French rider overall (2006)

SPORTS DIRECTOR

  • Since 2016 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE