Arkéa–Samsic

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Arkéa–Samsic is a UCI ProTeam 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.[4]

Arkéa–Samsic
Team information
UCI codeARK
RegisteredFrance
Founded2005 (2005)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI ProTeam
BicyclesBH (–2019)
Canyon (2020–)
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerEmmanuel Hubert[1]
Team manager(s)Sébastien Hinault
Roger Trehin[2]
Team name history
2005–2006
2007–2008
2009–2012
2013–2015
2016–2017
2017
2018
2019–
Bretagne–Jean Floc'h
Bretagne–Armor Lux
Bretagne–Schuller
Bretagne–Séché Environnement
Fortuneo–Vital Concept
Fortuneo–Oscaro
Fortuneo–Samsic
Arkéa–Samsic[3]
Arkéa–Samsic jersey
Jersey
Current season

HistoryEdit

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) to 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 would 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 launched a women's team in 2020.[13]

IncidentsEdit

After the 2020 edition of the Tour de France, it was announced that an investigation into Arkéa-Samsic had been started due to suspected doping.[14] French prosecutors said there was a "discovery of many health products including drugs (...) and especially a method that could be qualified as doping."[15]

Team rosterEdit

As of 7 January 2021.[16]
Rider Date of birth
  Winner Anacona (COL) (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 (age 32)
  Warren Barguil (FRA) (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 29)
  Thomas Boudat (FRA) (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 27)
  Maxime Bouet (FRA) (1986-11-03) 3 November 1986 (age 34)
  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 30)
  Amaury Capiot (BEL) (1993-06-25) 25 June 1993 (age 27)
  Benjamin Declercq (BEL) (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 27)
  Anthony Delaplace (FRA) (1989-09-11) 11 September 1989 (age 31)
  Miguel Flórez (COL) (1996-02-21) 21 February 1996 (age 25)
  Élie Gesbert (FRA) (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 25)
  Donavan Grondin (FRA) (2000-09-26) 26 September 2000 (age 20)
  Thibault Guernalec (FRA) (1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 23)
  Romain Hardy (FRA) (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 32)
  Kévin Ledanois (FRA) (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 27)
Rider Date of birth
  Matis Louvel (FRA) (1999-07-19) 19 July 1999 (age 21)
  Daniel McLay (GBR) (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 29)
  Christophe Noppe (BEL) (1994-11-29) 29 November 1994 (age 26)
  Łukasz Owsian (POL) (1990-02-24) 24 February 1990 (age 31)
  Markus Pajur (EST) (2000-09-23) 23 September 2000 (age 20)
  Laurent Pichon (FRA) (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 34)
  Dayer Quintana (COL) (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 (age 28)
  Nairo Quintana (COL) (1990-02-04) 4 February 1990 (age 31)
  Alan Riou (FRA) (1997-04-02) 2 April 1997 (age 24)
  Diego Rosa (ITA) (1989-03-27) 27 March 1989 (age 32)
  Clément Russo (FRA) (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 26)
  Connor Swift (GBR) (1995-10-30) 30 October 1995 (age 25)
  Bram Welten (NED) (1997-03-29) 29 March 1997 (age 24)

Major winsEdit

 
The team in 2015
 
Pierre-Luc Périchon in Tour de France 2015.
 
The team car

National championsEdit

2009
  France Road Race Championship, Dimitri Champion
2019
  France Road Race Championship, Warren Barguil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McGrath, Andy. "Dan McLay: Britain's next Classics star". Rouleur. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Sébastien Hinault directeur sportif" [Sébastien Hinault sporting director]. L'Équipe (in French). 21 October 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Fortuneo-Samsic to become Arkéa-Samsic in 2019". Cycling News. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Bretagne-Schuller to become Bretagne-Séché Environnement". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  5. ^ "IAM Cycling, NetApp Endura, Cofidis and Bretagne – Séché Environnement given Tour de France wildcards". Velonation.com. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Bretagne-Séché Environnement announces partnership with BIC 2000". Cycling News.
  7. ^ "ASO announces five wildcard teams invited to 2015 Tour de France". VeloNews. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  8. ^ ProCyclingStats. "Fortuneo - Vital Concept 2016".
  9. ^ "Look Cycle - Bretagne-Séché Environnement will become Fortuneo Vital Concept - News - About Look".
  10. ^ "Fortuneo-Vital Concept loses sponsorship | Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Fortuneo confirm new name Fortuneo-Samsic and unveil 2018 jersey". Cycling News. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Quintana targets Tour with new team Arkea-Samsic". Velonews. 24 November 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  13. ^ Long, Jonny (23 November 2019). "Arkéa-Samsic launch female team and call women's cycling the 'future of this sport'". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Arkea-Samsic Tour hotel searched". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  15. ^ "French police open doping investigation after Arkea-Samsic hotel search at Tour de France". cyclingnews.com. 21 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Team Arkea - Samsic". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 7 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.

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