B&B Hotels p/b KTM

B&B Hotels p/b KTM is a French professional road cycling team that formed for the 2018 season with the status as a UCI Professional Continental team. It was first presented at a press conference on 17 August 2017, with an initial budget of €6 million, by its manager Jérôme Pineau. At this press conference fifteen riders were presented, with Bryan Coquard[3] as leader, with another five riders were announced at a later date. The team sponsors the Vélo Club Pays de Loudéac and their headquarters are based in Theix. On 6 January 2018 the team missed out on a wildcard to that year's Tour de France, but were awarded a place in the Critérium du Dauphiné.[4]

B&B Hotels p/b KTM
Team information
UCI code
  • VCC (2018)
  • VCB (2019)
  • BVC (2020)
  • BBK (2021–)
RegisteredFrance
Founded2018
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI ProTeam
BicyclesOrbea (until 2019)[1]
KTM
Key personnel
General managerJérôme Pineau
Team manager(s)Didier Rous
Gilles Pauchard
Jimmy Engoulvent
Yvonnick Bolgiani
Team name history
2018
2019
2020
2021–
Vital Concept
Vital Concept–B&B Hotels[2]
B&B Hotels–Vital Concept
B&B Hotels p/b KTM

The team secured further sponsorship from the Brittany-based hotel chain, B&B Hotels, with the team to be known as Vital Concept–B&B Hotels for the 2019 season.[2] For 2020, the team became B&B Hotels–Vital Concept, as B&B Hotels became the principal sponsor of the team.[5]

Team rosterEdit

As of 4 January 2021.[6][7]
Rider Date of birth
  Frederik Backaert (BEL) (1990-03-13) 13 March 1990 (age 31)
  Nicola Bagioli (ITA) (1995-02-19) 19 February 1995 (age 26)
  Cyril Barthe (FRA) (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 25)
  Alan Boileau (FRA) (1999-06-25) 25 June 1999 (age 21)
  Franck Bonnamour (FRA) (1995-06-20) 20 June 1995 (age 25)
  Maxime Cam (FRA) (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 28)
  Maxime Chevalier (FRA) (1999-05-16) 16 May 1999 (age 21)
  Bryan Coquard (FRA) (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 28)
  Bert De Backer (BEL) (1984-04-02) 2 April 1984 (age 37)
  Jens Debusschere (BEL) (1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 31)
  Thibault Ferasse (FRA) (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 26)
  Cyril Gautier (FRA) (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 33)
Rider Date of birth
  Jonathan Hivert (FRA) (1985-03-23) 23 March 1985 (age 36)
  Quentin Jaurégui (FRA) (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 26)
  Jérémy Lecroq (FRA) (1995-04-07) 7 April 1995 (age 26)
  Cyril Lemoine (FRA) (1983-03-03) 3 March 1983 (age 38)
  Eliot Lietaer (BEL) (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 30)
  Julien Morice (FRA) (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 29)
  Luca Mozzato (ITA) (1998-02-15) 15 February 1998 (age 23)
  Quentin Pacher (FRA) (1992-01-06) 6 January 1992 (age 29)
  Kévin Reza (FRA) (1988-05-18) 18 May 1988 (age 32)
  Pierre Rolland (FRA) (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 34)
  Sebastian Schönberger (AUT) (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 26)
  Jonas van Genechten (BEL) (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 34)

Major resultsEdit

Continental ChampionshipsEdit

2019
  European Track (Individual pursuit), Corentin Ermenault
  European Track (Points race), Bryan Coquard

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orbea rides with Vital Concept and sets sights set on TdF". endurancebusiness.com. 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Alaphilippe scores Quick-Step's 63rd victory of the season – News Shorts".
  3. ^ "Coquard confirmed as leader of new Vital Concept team". Cycling News. 17 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Direct Energie, Cofidis, Fortuneo and Wanty secure 2018 Tour de France wild cards". Cycling News. 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Changement de braquet : en 2020, ce sera B&B Hotels-Vital Concept" [Change of gear: in 2020, it will be B&B Hotels-Vital Concept]. Vital Concept–B&B Hotels (in French). Vital Concept Cycling Club. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  6. ^ "B&B Hotels p/b KTM". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 4 January 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Wielertransfers 2021: Sebastian Schönberger, José Neves Fernandes" [Cycling transfers 2021: Sebastian Schönberger, José Neves Fernandes]. WielerFlits (in Dutch). WielerFlits B.V. 29 December 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2021.

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