Ag2r-La Mondiale has announced its squad for the upcoming Paris - Nice, now being held as part of the French calendar. The roster includes five French rider and three foreigners, a possible sign that the team are not taking the threats from the UCI to sanction riders seriously.
The squad has also made some last minute changes to their team for Saturday's Monte Paschi Eroica in Italy. Tanel Kangert has been pulled from the squad due to a recurring knee injury and Rinaldo Nocentini has been taken out of the squad and added to the Paris Nice roster due to the good from that he has displayed recently. They will field just six riders in the race held on dirt roads in Italy, including Ludovic Turpin, who makes his return to competition after having suffered a fractured clavicle at the very beginning of the season.
Ag2r-La Mondiale for Paris - Nice: José Luis Arrieta (Esp), Sylvain Calzati (Fra), Philip Deignan (Irl), Cyril Dessel (Fra), Hubert Dupont (Fra), Christophe Edaleine (Fra), Stéphane Goubert (Fra), Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita)
Ag2r-La Mondiale for Monte Paschi Eroica: Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr), Julien Loubet (Fra), Rene Mandri (Est), Jean-Charles Senac (Fra), Blaise Sonnery (Fra), Ludovic Turpin (Fra)