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Bouygues Telecom presentation in Paris

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The Bouygues Telecom team

The Bouygues Telecom team (Image credit: Daniel Schamps)
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The Bouygues Telecom team is presented in all its glory, with French champion Thomas Voeckler in the middle

The Bouygues Telecom team is presented in all its glory, with French champion Thomas Voeckler in the middle (Image credit: Daniel Schamps)
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Thomas Voeckler resplendent in his French champion's jersey

Thomas Voeckler resplendent in his French champion's jersey (Image credit: Daniel Schamps)
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Gilles Pélisson, boss of Bouygues Telecom presents the riders with their jerseys

Gilles Pélisson, boss of Bouygues Telecom presents the riders with their jerseys (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Four young sport directors Christophe Faudot, Christian Guiberteau, Ismael Mottier and Dominique Arnould (L to R)

Four young sport directors Christophe Faudot, Christian Guiberteau, Ismael Mottier and Dominique Arnould (L to R) (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Laurent Brochard

Laurent Brochard (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Giovanni Bernaudeau and Walter Beneteau

Giovanni Bernaudeau and Walter Beneteau (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Everyone looks happy with the proceedings

Everyone looks happy with the proceedings (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Pierrick Fédrigo and co. (L-R: Pierre Drancourt, Mathieu Claude, Sébastien Chavanel and Anthony Charteau)

Pierrick Fédrigo and co. (L-R: Pierre Drancourt, Mathieu Claude, Sébastien Chavanel and Anthony Charteau) (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Yohann Gene

Yohann Gene (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Anthony Geslin

Anthony Geslin (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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The come back of Mickael Pichon after his serious accident during the 2004 Dauphiné Libéré.

The come back of Mickael Pichon after his serious accident during the 2004 Dauphiné Libéré. (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Gilles Pélisson looks very happy with his team

Gilles Pélisson looks very happy with his team (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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French Champion Thomas Voeckler and Unai Yus

French Champion Thomas Voeckler and Unai Yus (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Thomas Voeckler is ready for a new year...

Thomas Voeckler is ready for a new year... (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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Franck Bouyer sleeping during the team presentation

Franck Bouyer sleeping during the team presentation (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)
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The team 2005

The team 2005 (Image credit: velofotopro.fr.st)

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.

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