The Groupama-FDJ team announced, on Wednesday, promotions for the next season for Quentin Pacher, who has reached the end of his contract with B&B Hotels, and New Zealander Michael Storer, who is from the DSM team.
He was one of the players in the last Tour de France, and will supply the Groupama-FDJ team with his talent in the future. The French squad, dear to Marc Madeo, announced, on Wednesday, the arrival of Quentin Bacher (29 years old) for the next two seasons. Having reached the end of his contract with B&B Hotels, the Libourne-born climber joins Thibaut Pinot and David Gaudu, two other mountain professionals, on the Groupama-FDJ team. the 35th of the Tour de France three weeks ago for his second Grande Boucle (he had finished 53rd in 2020), The combat group of the thirteenth stage of this 108th edition, between Nimes and Carcassonne, is aware of entering a new turn.
“Running for Groupama-FDJ is a new step in my career. I entered the professional world through the back door, taking the steps step by step. I come to a team with a very dense workforce: Groupama-FDJ is one of the pillars of cycling in France, and I think I will continue to learn Besides them. I got to know the structure, including the training, research and performance part. It’s attractive, and there’s nothing left to chance (…) The team expects me to have a dual role: to support great leaders and take my chances when the opportunity presents itself,” says Bacher in The site of his new colors, where he arrived in the company of another novice Michael Storer (24).
Storer, another recruit of the Groupama-FDJ team
The winner of the Tour de l’Ain recently, the young New Zealander arrived from the Dutch team DSM, who notably had Romain Bardet as a teammate. Like Pacher, Storer admits that if he decides to pursue his career within the Groupama-FDJ team, the primary goal is to take a step forward. “I chose the Groupama-FDJ team because the team structure and ambitions align with what I am looking for. I am a climber and I want to continue to improve by joining this team. I recently won my first professional victory and now I hope to be able to win the WorldTour (… The team has high ambitions and I want to help realize them.”
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