Arkéa–Samsic is a Professional Continental cycling team based in Rennes, France that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and UCI World Tour races when receiving a wild card. The team was founded in 2005 and in 2013 the main sponsor became Séché Environnement, a French waste treatment company.[4]

Team information
Founded2005 (2005)
StatusUCI Professional Continental
BicyclesBH (–2019)
Canyon (2020–)
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerEmmanuel Hubert[1]
Team manager(s)Sébastien Hinault
Roger Trehin[2]
Team name history
Bretagne–Jean Floc'h
Bretagne–Armor Lux
Bretagne–Séché Environnement
Fortuneo–Vital Concept
Arkéa–Samsic jersey


In 2014 they received a wildcard invitation to the 2014 Tour de France.[5] In September, of the same year, the team announced they had formed a partnership with the amateur cycling team Brest Iroise Cyclisme 2000 (BIC 2000) which will now act as its reserve team.[6] The team took part in the 2015 Tour de France and again in 2016, having been selected as a wildcard once again.[7]

For 2016 and 2017 the team was named Fortuneo Vital Concept.[8][9] On 1 June 2017 Vital Concept announced that it will cease sponsorship after 30 June. Oscaro stepped in as naming sponsor and the team became known as Fortuneo–Oscaro from 1 July.[10] After six months Oscaro stepped aside, being replaced by Samsic [fr], with both naming sponsors signing deals through to the end of the 2020 season.[11] For the 2018 season onwards, the team signed the WorldTour rider Warren Barguil and built the team around him. The team is running under the name of Arkéa–Samsic starting with the 2019 season.[3]. For the 2020 season, the team signed former Movistar rider Nairo Quintana.[12]

The team will launch a women’s team in 2020.[13]

Team rosterEdit

As of 11 January 2020.[14]
Rider Date of birth
  Winner Anacona (COL) (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 (age 31)
  Warren Barguil (FRA) (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 28)
  Franck Bonnamour (FRA) (1995-06-20) 20 June 1995 (age 24)
  Thomas Boudat (FRA) (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 25)
  Maxime Bouet (FRA) (1986-11-03) 3 November 1986 (age 33)
  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 29)
  Benjamin Declercq (BEL) (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 26)
  Anthony Delaplace (FRA) (1989-09-11) 11 September 1989 (age 30)
  Élie Gesbert (FRA) (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 24)
  Donavan Grondin (FRA) (2000-09-26) 26 September 2000 (age 19)
  Thibault Guernalec (FRA) (1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 22)
  Romain Hardy (FRA) (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 31)
  Benoît Jarrier (FRA) (1988-02-01) 1 February 1988 (age 32)
  Romain Le Roux (FRA) (1992-07-03) 3 July 1992 (age 27)
Rider Date of birth
  Kévin Ledanois (FRA) (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 26)
  Matis Louvel (FRA) (1999-07-19) 19 July 1999 (age 20)
  Daniel McLay (GBR) (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 28)
  Christophe Noppe (BEL) (1994-11-29) 29 November 1994 (age 25)
  Łukasz Owsian (POL) (1990-02-24) 24 February 1990 (age 29)
  Laurent Pichon (FRA) (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 33)
  Dayer Quintana (COL) (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 (age 27)
  Nairo Quintana (COL) (1990-02-04) 4 February 1990 (age 30)
  Alan Riou (FRA) (1997-04-02) 2 April 1997 (age 22)
  Diego Rosa (ITA) (1989-03-27) 27 March 1989 (age 30)
  Clément Russo (FRA) (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 25)
  Connor Swift (GBR) (1995-10-30) 30 October 1995 (age 24)
  Florian Vachon (FRA) (1985-01-02) 2 January 1985 (age 35)
  Bram Welten (NED) (1997-03-29) 29 March 1997 (age 22)

Major winsEdit

Stage 3 Tour de Normandie, Stéphane Petilleau
Overall Ruban Granitier Breton, Stéphane Petilleau
Stage 2, Stéphane Petilleau
Stage 5, Charles Guilbert
Overall Tour de Gironde, Charles Guilbert
Stage 1, Charles Guilbert
Stage 2 Route du Sud, Stéphane Petilleau
Stage 3 Boucles de la Mayenne, Charles Guilbert
Overall Tour de l'Ain, Carl Naibo
Stage 3, Carl Naibo
Stage 4, Samuel Plouhinec
Stage 9 Tour de l'Avenir, Carl Naibo
Stage 4 Etoile des Bèsseges, Stéphane Petilleau
Stage 8 Tour de Normandie, Stéphane Petilleau
Stage 1 Tour de Bretagne, David Lelay
Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan, Cédric Hervé
Stage 2 Boucles de la Mayenne, David Lelay
Stage 3 Tour de l'Ain, Noan Lelarge
Stage 2 Tour du Limousin, Noan Lelarge
Stage 2 Tour de la Somme, Noan Lelarge
Stage 3 Tour du Faso, Jean-Luc Delpech
Stage 4 & 9 Tour du Faso, Stéphane Bonsergent
Stage 5 Tour de Normandie, Noan Lelarge
Stage 2 Four Days of Dunkirk, Piotr Zielinski
Polymultipliée Lyonnaise, Noan Lelarge
Stage 2 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Stéphane Bonsergent
Stage 5 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Jean-Luc Delpech
Paris–Troyes, Jean-Luc Delpech
Overall Tour de Normandie, Antoine Dalibard
Tour du Finistère, David Lelay
Overall Tour de Bretagne, Benoît Poilvet
Stage 5, Benoît Poilvet
Trophée des Grimpeurs, David Lelay
Stage 1 Boucles de la Mayenne, Piotr Zielinski
Stage 2 Route du Sud, Noan Lelarge
Stage 2 Kreiz Breizh Elites, Cyril Gautier
Overall Circuit des Ardennes, Dimitri Champion
Tour du Finistère, Dimitri Champion
Stage 3 Four Days of Dunkirk, Sébastien Duret
  France Road Race Championship, Dimitri Champion
Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites, Antoine Dalibard
Stage 1, Dimitri Champion
Stage 3, Jean-Marc Bideau
Stage 7 Tour de Normandie, Laurent Pichon
Stage 3b Circuit des Ardennes, Florian Vachon
Tour du Finistère, Florian Vachon
Stage 7 Tour de Bretagne, Gaël Malacarne
Stage 2 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour, Sébastien Duret
Boucles de l'Aulne, Jean-Luc Delpech
Stage 2 Circuito Montañés, Noan Lelarge
Stage 3 Circuito Montañés, Lilian Jegou
Stage 5 Circuito Montañés, Gaël Malacarne
Stage 1 Route du Sud, Florian Vachon
Stage 3 Boucles de la Mayenne, Jean-Luc Delpech
Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites, Johan Le Bon
Stage 3, Johan Le Bon
Overall Mi-Août Bretonne, Jean-Luc Delpech
Stage 3 Tour de Normandie, Guillaume Blot
Stage 5 Tour de Normandie, Jean-Marc Bideau
Route Adélie de Vitré, Renaud Dion
Stage 3b Circuit des Ardennes, Laurent Pichon
Stage 1 Boucles de la Mayenne, Eric Berthou
Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites, Laurent Pichon
Grand Prix de Fourmies, Guillaume Blot
Stage 1 Tour du Haut Var, Romain Hardy
Paris–Troyes, Jean-Marc Bideau
Classic Loire Atlantique, Florian Vachon
Stage 6 Tour de Normandie, Jean-Marc Bideau
Stage 1 Critérium International, Florian Vachon
Val d'Ille U Classic 35, Eric Berthou
Stage 2 Tour de Bretagne, Eric Berthou
Overall Ronde de l'Oise, Jean-Luc Delpech
Stage 4, Jean-Luc Delpech
Overall Boucles de la Mayenne, Laurent Pichon
Paris–Bourges, Florian Vachon
Paris–Troyes, Jean-Marc Bideau
Stage 7 Tour de Bretagne, Pierre-Luc Périchon
Stage 3 Kreiz Breizh Elites, Erwann Corbel
Stage 2 Tour du Gévaudan, Sébastien Duret
Classic Sud-Ardèche, Florian Vachon
Stage 6 Tour de Normandie, Benoît Jarrier
Stage 1 Ronde de l'Oise, Romain Feillu
Stage 1 Boucles de la Mayenne, Armindo Fonseca
Tour du Jura, Kevin Ledanois
Tour de Vendée, Armindo Fonseca
Stage 3 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Daniel Mclay
Stages 5, 7 & 8 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Yauheni Hutarovich
Classic Sud-Ardèche, Eduardo Sepúlveda
Cholet-Pays De Loire, Pierrick Fedrigo
Route Adélie, Romain Feillu
Stage 1 Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Arnaud Gérard
Tour du Doubs, Eduardo Sepúlveda
Stage 4 Tour de San Luis, Eduardo Sepúlveda
Stage 7 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Yauheni Hutarovich
GP de Denain, Daniel Mclay
Stages 2 & 5 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle, Boris Vallée
Grand Prix de la Somme, Daniel Mclay
Stage 3 Ronde de l'Oise, Boris Vallée
Stage 3 Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, Pierre-Luc Périchon
Trofeo Playa de Palma, Daniel Mclay
Classic Loire Atlantique, Laurent Pichon
Overall Tour de Normandie, Anthony Delaplace
Stage 1, Anthony Delaplace
Stage 1a Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, Laurent Pichon
Route Adélie de Vitré, Laurent Pichon
Stage 1 Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, Maxime Bouet
La Poly Normande, Pierre-Luc Perichon
Stage 6 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, André Greipel
Overall Vuelta Ciclista Comunidad de Madrid, Clément Russo
Stage 3 Maxime Daniel
Stage 1 Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, Romain Hardy
  France Road Race Championship, Warren Barguil
Stage 4 Tour of Saudi Arabia, Nacer Bouhanni
  Overall Tour de la Provence, Nairo Quintana
Stage 1, Nacer Bouhanni
Stage 3, Nairo Quintana
  Overall Tour du Haut Var, Nairo Quintana
Stage 2, Nairo Quintana
The team in 2015
Pierre-Luc Périchon in Tour de France 2015.
The team car

National championsEdit

  France Road Race Championship, Dimitri Champion
  France Road Race Championship, Warren Barguil


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