Geniez to FDJ

Alexandre Geniez will be riding for French team FDJ-BigMat next year, according to L'Equipe. The 24-year-old reportedly signed a two-year contract with the team directed by Marc Madiot, thereby stepping up from Dutch Professional Continental team Argos-Shimano into the WorldTour.

The young climber has been appointed to help FDJ rising star Thibaut Pinot in the bid to further Tour de France glory. Geniez, who rode and completed the 2011 Vuelta a Espana, started his career in 2010 at Skil-Shimano, which this year became Argos-Shimano. Last year, he won a stage of the Tour of Austria, and got second at the Tour of Luxemburg.

His departure from the Dutch team had been announced at the eve of this year's Tour de France, for which he was named on the long list of riders, but finally not selected.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1