The French WorldTour crew has misplaced Excursion de France level winner Victor Lafay to AG2R and Simone Consonne to Lidl-Trek however have signed Gorka Izagirre, Stefano Oldani and plenty of neo-pros as 12 riders depart the crew and 12 new signings are available in. Davide Cimolai and André Carvalho are some of the riders let opt for 2024.
Ion Izagirre, Bryan Coquard, Simon Geschke, Axel Zingle and Guillaume Martin stay as crew leaders.
“We’re overjoyed with the intention to depend at the revel in of Kenny Elissonde and Ben Hermans. Those are two riders who’ve already shone within the UCI WorldTour and who’re used to the easiest stage,” crew supervisor Cedric Vasseur defined.
“Kenny will compete at the climbs and within the level races along Guillaume Martin, whilst Ben will likely be extra flexible and could have a combined programme. He’ll additionally proportion his revel in of one-day races and will likely be a robust make stronger for Axel Zingle. We will be able to’t wait to peer our new team in motion. Roll on 2024!”
Elissonde is a fan favorite for his competitive racing taste, particularly within the mountains all the way through breakaways. He received a level within the 2013 Vuelta a España, wore the chief’s jersey in 2021 and has plenty of different placings all the way through lengthy spells with FDJ and Crew Sky ahead of his 4 seasons at Trek.
“I sought after this new problem and to go back to a French crew. I am a climber, I love level races,” Elissonde mentioned on his transfer to Cofidis.
“It has took place to me all the way through my occupation to journey for my leaders but additionally to play my card and check out to reach the most efficient conceivable end result. Revel in lets you have higher wisdom of your self, to have extra serenity and to make stronger more youthful folks too.”
Hermans received the 2017 Excursion of Oman, and the 2021 Arctic Race of Norway and the hilly De Brabantse Pijl semi-classic, highlighting his vary of abilities.
He’s now 37 and joins Cofidis from Israel-Premier Tech.
“I’m specifically thankful to the Cofidis crew for providing me this new alternative. I’ve demonstrated previously that I’m a rather whole rider who likes the Classics up to level races,” Hermans mentioned.
“I wish to give the entirety for my new teammates, to position myself on the carrier of the leaders and, if vital, to take my obligations and check out my success in my flip.
I know the way tough it’s to win, however I’m hoping I will achieve the edge of 20 occupation wins. No race is straightforward, however I wish to struggle, educate and do the entirety to are living as much as the ambitions of my new crew.”