ag2r La Mondiale
Ag2r La Mondiale or short ag2r is a French cycling team, which has a license as a ProTeam.
The team is a member of the Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Credible (short MPCC; German movement for a credible cycling ). The main sponsor is since 2000 the insurer AG2R La Mondiale. His seat has it in La Motte- Servolex.
The team was founded in 1992 by the former French cyclist Vincent Lavenu and launched until 1995 under the name of Chazal. In 1996, the name change to Petit Casino before 1997 as a Casino ag2r Prévoyance was launched until 1999. From 2000 to 2007, the team started as ag2r Prévoyance ( prévoyance - about: retirement - is one of the service areas of the insurer AG2R La Mondiale ).
Ag2r La Mondiale in 2005 he took on the UCI Europe Tour part and received a wildcard for the Tour de France 2005. For the 2006 season the team had applied for a ProTour license, which was also awarded to him on 28 November 2005. In order, ostentatious even for larger tours, especially in the Tour de France, you had Francisco Mancebo brought into the team, should be the undisputed captain. At the beginning of 2006, the team was already shining at the Tour Down Under and the Mediterranean cruise and there win the Ratings. After further victories at smaller races could be the Giro d' Italia recorded with a stage win the first success in the ProTour. In the Dauphiné Libéré, the team showed its best side. In addition to a stage win by Ludovic Turpin Christophe Moreau was able to take second place in the standings and win the mountain and the combined score. Added to this was winning the team classification.
One day before the start of the 2006 Tour de France captain Francisco Mancebo was unloaded due to incriminating evidence in doping scandal Fuentes of the tour. The athletic team leader Laurent Biondi was indicted because of the discovery of Pot Belge and convicted. The captaincy took over Christophe Moreau. Sylvain Calzati won the 8th stage and teammate Cyril Dessel went on the 10th stage in the yellow jersey, which he had to give up after only one day. In the mountains Moreau and Dessel fought together for good rankings in the overall standings and were rewarded in the end. Cyril Dessel was 7 and Christophe Moreau 8 of the Tour de France.
Beginning of May 2007 Laurent Biondi was acquitted in a retrial and then reinstated as team manager.
Successes in the UCI World Tour
Successes in the UCI Europe Tour
Departures - Arrivals
Placings in UCI rankings
UCI World Ranking
UCI Europe Tour
UCI Oceania Tour
UCI World Calendar
UCI World Tour