Française des Jeux held its team presentation this morning in Boulogne, France. Team manager Marc Madiot and Christophe Blanchard-Dignac, the president of the French national lottery, led through the programme.
Madiot had a simple wish for 2009. "I want that the maximum number of my riders cross the line with their arms in the air."
Madiot continues to support young talent, with his 23 riders averaging only 25 years of age. "This young team can rest on the foundation of experienced riders like Frédéric Guesdon, Sandy Casar and Sébastien Joly. It is a very motivated team and full of passion for cycling. The riders have great quality."
The Française des Jeux team for 2009: Sandy Casar, Sébastien Chavanel, Mikaël Chérel, Jérôme Coppel, Rémy Di Grégorio, Aurélien Duval, Arnaud Gérard, Anthony Geslin, Timothy Gudsell, Frédéric Guesdon,Yauheni Hutarovich, Sébastien Joly, Matthieu Ladagnous, Guillaume Levarlet, Christophe le Mével, Gianni Meersman, Francis Mourey, Yoann Offredo, Anthony Roux, Jéremy Roy, Wesley Sulzberger, Benoit Vaugrenard and Jussi Veikkanen.