Laurent Mangel (Ag2r) has had an operation on his collarbone, which he broke in an accident on the last day of the Boucles de la Mayenne. The surgery was performed in the hospital of Besançon. Mangel will rest for two weeks, according to his team management, before taking up training on a home trainer and possibly racing again in late August.
The French Professional Continental team also announced the signing of Julien Loubet (GSC Blagnac), who will join the pro ranks as of July 1, 2005, in the colours of Ag2r. His first race will be the Tour du Doubs on July 3.