French ProTeam Bouygues telecom (ex-Brioches La Boulangère) was presented to the media at Bouygues HQ in Paris yesterday. The team directed by Jean-René Bernaudeau is a very young one (average rider age 25.5) and only has French riders on its roster, except for Spanish Unaï Yus. The experienced Laurent Brochard, who changed from AG2R, will be road captain in 2005, sharing this responsibility with Didier Rous and Pierrick Fédrigo, after Sylvain Chavanel left to join Cofidis.
The team, including French road champion and Tour de France surprise Thomas Voeckler, will be riding more international top races as it will be part of the UCI's ProTour circuit. "The Belgian Classics are very attractive to me," Voeckler said. "I'd like to discover the Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, very high level races."
For the full team roster, click here.