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All French Ag2r-La Mondiale line-up for the Tour de France

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
June 23, 2013, 17:22,
Updated:
June 23, 2013, 18:24
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Sunday, June 23, 2013
AG2R - La Mondiale team time trials

AG2R - La Mondiale team time trials

  • AG2R - La Mondiale team time trials
  • Jean Christophe Peraud (Team Ag2R La Mondiale)
  • Christophe Riblon (Ag2r La Mondiale) gets ready

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Péraud aims for top five overall

The Ag2r-La Mondiale has named an all-French team for the Tour de France, with Jean-Christophe Péraud given leadership status in the hope of securing a top five result in Paris.

Aggressive climber John Gadret is also in the team, along side possible stage winners Christophe Riblon and Blel Kadri. Completing the nine-rider team are Maxime Bouet, Samuel Dumoulin, Romain Bardet, Hubert Dupont, Sébastien Minard and Christophe Riblon.

There is no place for Italian rider Rinaldo Nocentini but Matteo Montaguti is named as first reserve. Carlos Betancur is not in the team. He is expected to ride the Vuelta a Espana after finishing fifth in the Giro d'Italia.

The Ag2r-La Mondiale team had a difficult 2012 season, winning just four races. This year things have been much better, with five wins and long series of placings.

The Ag2r-La Mondiale team for the 100th edition of the Tour de France: Christophe Riblon, Blel Kadri. Also in the team are Maxime Bouet, Samuel Dumoulin, Romain Bardet, Hubert Dupont, Sébastien Minard and Christophe Riblon.
 

Cance > TheRest More than 1 year ago
Peraud is gonna need a lot of luck to end up in top 5 in Paris... Top 10 is possible though
yetanothergreenworld More than 1 year ago
Yeah, top 5 will be tough -- but it would be nice to see him take away a major result. He's been amazingly consistent since his crossover from mountain biking a few years ago, with a strong of top-10s in big stage races. I'd love to see him take home a stage win.
ernesto. More than 1 year ago
You're missing Peraud in the final lineup at the end of the article.