Franck Bonnamour joins the AG2R CITROËN TEAM on a two year contract

Franck Bonnamour joins the AG2R CITROËN TEAM on a two year contract

Franck Bonnamour: “A great pride”:
“It is a great pride to join the AG2R CITROËN TEAM for the next two seasons. It was a career goal to join a UCI WorldTeam. So to achieve this, in a French team moreover, is a great achievement and a huge source of motivation. I liked everything Vincent Lavenu told me. It’s a team that corresponds to my qualities, my personality, and which puts its riders in a very good position to progress with state-of-the-art equipment and attentive supervision.
It’s a group that I know well, in particular Benoît Cosnefroy, with whom I was in the France team when he became U23 World Champion in 2017. I look forward to blending into this collective and helping where I can.
I’m really looking forward to sharing my first rides with my new teammates during our training camp in Spain (January 10-20 at La Nucia).
I worked very hard throughout the winter to be fit for the first races of the season because I am coming out of a year that left me hungry despite my victory at the Polynormande. I want to do even better in 2023. The objective will be to go to the best races on the international calendar and also to discover new events on the UCI WorldTour calendar by putting myself at the service of my leaders. The challenge is exhilarating! I’m hungry for victories.”

Vincent Lavenu: “A rider we’ve been following for a few years”
“It is a real pleasure to see Franck join our AG2R CITROËN TEAM. He is a rider that we have been following for a few years now and with B&B Hotels team stopping, that hastened his arrival in our organization.
After the recruitment of three neo-pros from our training program, the arrival of Franck will allow us to count on an experienced rider, able to play his card on all terrains. He has proven it in the past, in particular by being elected super-combative at the Tour de France 2021 as the most aggressive rider, so he is obviously very talented. He has a burst of speed that allows him to play his card in small groups, he climbs quite well, he is comfortable at the classics, and has the ideal mindset to blend into our team. He will provide valuable support for our leaders.
Even though he is joining a UCI WorldTeam for the first time in his career, Franck has already proved that he is capable of competing with the best riders in the international peloton. His arrival is great news for us.”

Bonnamour in brief:
Born 20 June 1995 (27 years old) at Lannion (Côtes d’Armor)
An all-rounder
Palmarès: La Polynormande 2022, super-combatif at the Tour de France 2021. 2nd at Paris-Tours 2021, 2nd at the Tour du Limousin 2021. European Champion juniors 2013.