Ag2r La Mondiale

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Stubbornly brown-shorted French WorldTour team Ag2r have been perennial also-rans at the Tour de France for many years. However, that changed in the 2014 Tour de France when the team’s Jean-Christophe Péraud and Romain Bardet placed second and sixth in the 2014 Tour behind overall winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana).

A win for Bardet on a stage of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné that is almost a carbon copy of one used in the 2015 Tour route, showed that his 2014 result was no fluke and the team will rally behind its new leaders with renewed enthusiasm as they seek to break the home nation’s long drought in winning the Tour de France.