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LAVENU Vincent
(General Manager)
BIONDI Laurent
(Ass. Sports Director)
(Ass. Sports Director)
(Ass. Sports Director)
MAS Gilles
(Ass. Sports Director)
(Ass. Sports Director)

The Ag2r La Mondiale team is again part of the UCI WorldTour in 2012, as team manager Vincent Lavenu celebrates 20 years as a professional cycling team manager.

Lavenu has built his team on a base of quality and consistency, securing significant success year after year, while also giving his riders time to mature and realise their potential.

In 2011 John Gadret was the revelation of the Giro d’Italia, finishing third overall and winning a tough stage to Castelfidardo. Gadret is multi-talented and again rode a winter cyclo-cross season before returning to road racing. He is expected to again target the Giro d’Italia and especially the many mountain stages in the final week.

Nicolas Roche faces a difficult task to emulate his father but the determined Irishman believes he can be consistently successful in major stage races. He was hampered by crashes and injuries in 2011 and finished 26th overall in the Tour de France. However his best years are surely yet to come and he will form a solid partnership with Jean Christophe Peraud, who is suited to this year’s time trial heavy Tour de France route.

Rinaldo Nocentini has already shown he is back to the form that saw him lead the Tour de France for eight days in 2009. He finished fourth overall at a testing Tirreno-Adriatico and will peak for the hilly Ardennes classics. To further boost the team’s strength in depth for 2012, Lavenu secured the services of Amir Zargari of Iran, Italy’s Manuel Belletti, veteran French sprinter Jimmy Casper and Boris Shpilevski of Russia. Cornerstones of the team are again Frenchmen Christophe Riblon, Lloyd Mondory, Maxime Bouet and Swiss veteran Martin Elmiger.
BELLETTI Manuel ITA 14.10.1985
BERARD Julien FRA 27.07.1987
BONNAFOND Guillaume FRA 23.06.1987
BOUET Maxime FRA 03.11.1986
CASPER Jimmy FRA 28.05.1978
CHEREL Mikael FRA 17.03.1986
DUPONT Hubert FRA 13.11.1980
ELMIGER Martin SUI 23.09.1978
GADRET John FRA 22.04.1979
GASTAUER Ben LUX 14.11.1987
GAZVODA Gregor SLO 15.10.1981
GEORGES Sylvain FRA 01.05.1984
GODDAERT Kristof BEL 21.11.1986
HINAULT Sébastien FRA 11.02.1974
HOUANARD Steve FRA 02.04.1986
KADRI Blel FRA 03.09.1986
LEMARCHAND Romain FRA 26.07.1987
MINARD Sébastien FRA 12.06.1982
MONDORY Lloyd FRA 26.04.1982
MONTAGUTI Matteo ITA 06.01.1984
NOCENTINI Rinaldo ITA 25.09.1977
PERAUD Jean-Christophe FRA 22.05.1977
PERGET Mathieu FRA 18.09.1984
RAVARD Anthony FRA 28.09.1983
RIBLON Christophe FRA 17.01.1981
ROCHE Nicolas IRL 03.07.1984
SHPILEVSKY Boris RUS 20.08.1982
ZARGARI Amir IRI 31.07.1980
BARDET Romain FRA 09.11.1990
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