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Ag2R La Mondiale presented in Paris

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Riders and staff pose at Ag2R La Mondiale headquarters.

Riders and staff pose at Ag2R La Mondiale headquarters.
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Martin Elmiger is back for another crack at the Classics with Ag2R La Mondiale.

Martin Elmiger is back for another crack at the Classics with Ag2R La Mondiale.
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Nicolas Rousseau has some well-groomed locks going on.

Nicolas Rousseau has some well-groomed locks going on.
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Tadej Valjavec is one of the team's 'go to' men.

Tadej Valjavec is one of the team's 'go to' men.
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Roche, Nocentini and Champion front the team photo.

Roche, Nocentini and Champion front the team photo.
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The Ag2R La Mondiale team for 2010.

The Ag2R La Mondiale team for 2010.
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Andre Renaudin, Yvon Breton, Dimitri Champion and Vincent Lavenu.

Andre Renaudin, Yvon Breton, Dimitri Champion and Vincent Lavenu.
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Nicolas Roche signs autographs at the presentation.

Nicolas Roche signs autographs at the presentation.
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All smiles for the team's two national champions.

All smiles for the team's two national champions.
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Dimitri Champion (l) and Nicolas Roche.

Dimitri Champion (l) and Nicolas Roche.
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There was plenty of attention on Dimitri Champion.

There was plenty of attention on Dimitri Champion.
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Tadej Valjavec (l) and Rinaldo Nocentini chat during the presentation.

Tadej Valjavec (l) and Rinaldo Nocentini chat during the presentation.
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Lloyd Mondory listens attentively.

Lloyd Mondory listens attentively.
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Hubert Dupont.

Hubert Dupont.
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Yuriy Krivstov.

Yuriy Krivstov.
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John Gadret.

John Gadret.
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The Ag2R La Mondiale team bikes with Rinaldo Nocentini's 2009 Tour de France yellow jersey.

The Ag2R La Mondiale team bikes with Rinaldo Nocentini's 2009 Tour de France yellow jersey.
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The Kuota models Ag2R La Mondiale riders will use in 2010.

The Kuota models Ag2R La Mondiale riders will use in 2010.
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Jose Luis Arrieta (l) and Ben Gastauer.

Jose Luis Arrieta (l) and Ben Gastauer.
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Sebastien Hinault.

Sebastien Hinault.
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Lloyd Mondory at the presentation.

Lloyd Mondory at the presentation.
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Anthony Ravard.

Anthony Ravard.
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Irish national champion Nicolas Roche.

Irish national champion Nicolas Roche.
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Dimitri Champion and Christophe Riblon look a little serious.

Dimitri Champion and Christophe Riblon look a little serious.
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Julien Berard.

Julien Berard.
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Rinaldo Nocentini.

Rinaldo Nocentini.
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Rinaldo Nocentini and Tour de France stalwart Daniel Mangeas.

Rinaldo Nocentini and Tour de France stalwart Daniel Mangeas.
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David Lelay is due a big season this year.

David Lelay is due a big season this year.
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Ludovi Turpin and Anthony Ravard.

Ludovi Turpin and Anthony Ravard.
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Having recently completed its first ProTour race of 2010, the Santos Tour Down Under, French team Ag2R La Mondiale presented its squad at the company's headquarters in Paris.

Boasting riders such as Nicolas Roche, Martin Elmiger, Rinaldo Noncentini and French national champion Dimitri Champion in its lineup, the team is aiming to build upon a successful 2009 campaign, which saw Noncentini wear the maillot jaune and Nicolas Roche [pictured below] enjoy a breakout performance at the Tour de France.

These four team members will be responsible for results in the Classics and grand tours, whilst management will turn to strong riders such as David Lelay, Tadej Valjavec and the experienced Sebastien Hinault to provide ample support to its bigger names.

The team's next race is the traditional French season opener, Grand Prix La Marseillaise, where the squad will be lead by Champion, with Le Lay, Guillaume Bonnafond, Hubert Dupont, Julien Loubet, Lloyd Mondory, Maxime Bouet and René Mandri also on the race roster.