Three French neo-pros in 2006

GP de Lys-lez-Lannoy winner Vincent Jérôme and Tour du Canton de St-Ciers stage winner Alexandre Pichot will become professionals in 2006. The two Vendée U riders will become stagiaires with Bouygues Telecom in August, before joining the squad, reports.

VC La Pomme-Marseille rider Rémi Pauriol, national amateur champion will also join the pro ranks next year with Crédit Agricole. He, too, will first do an internship with the squad in August 2005, then ride the Tour de l'Avenir in French Natioal team colours.

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