FDJ (cycling team)

Team information
UCI code FDJ
Registered France
Founded 1997 (1997)
Discipline Road
Status UCI WorldTeam
Bicycles Lapierre
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Marc Madiot
Team name history
2005–June 2010
July 2010–2011
Jan–June 2013
June 2013–2014
La Française des Jeux
La Française des Jeux


Lövkvist signing in at Tarbes during the 2006 Tour de France

FDJ[2] (UCI team code: FDJ) is a French cycling team, named for its title sponsor, the French national lottery. The team is managed by Marc Madiot, a former road bicycle racer and a former winner of the Paris–Roubaix classic. The team is predominantly French.


In the 2003 edition of Tour de France, Australian individual time trial specialist Bradley McGee won the prologue stage to wear the yellow jersey for a few days. McGee was also able to win the prologue of the following year's Giro d'Italia, wore the pink jersey for three days and finished the race in the top ten (finishing eighth). Sprinter Baden Cooke won the green jersey for the points competition.

On 31 October 2012, it emerged that BigMat would no longer sponsor the team, with the team choosing to focus on finding another co-sponsor for the 2014 season.[3]


Sponsorship of the team began in 1997. The team was named FDJeux.com in 2003 and 2004, then renamed Française des Jeux, supposedly to avoid bad luck, until July 2010, when the name was simplified to its initials. Prior to the 2012 season, French building merchants BigMat joined the team as co-sponsors, becoming FDJ–BigMat, contributing €2 million to the team.[4][5] Following the departure of BigMat, the team renamed itself FDJ.fr.

Team roster

   RiderDate of birth Previous team 
William BonnetJune 25, 1982BBox Bouygues Telecom (2010)
Sébastien ChavanelMarch 21, 1981Europcar (2013)
Arnaud CourteilleMarch 13, 1989UC Nantes Atlantique (2010)
Mickaël DelageAugust 06, 1985Omega Pharma-Lotto (2010)
Arnaud DémareAugust 26, 1991CC Nogent-sur-Oise (2011)
Odd Christian EikingDecember 28, 1994Joker (2015)
Kenny ElissondeJuly 22, 1991CC Étupes (2011)
Murilo FischerJune 16, 1979Garmin-Sharp (2012)
Marc FournierNovember 12, 1994CC Nogent-sur-Oise (2015)
Alexandre GeniezApril 16, 1988Argos-Shimano (2012)
Daniel HoelgaardJuly 01, 1993Joker (2015)
Ignatas KonovalovasDecember 08, 1985Marseille 13 KTM (2015)
Mathieu LadagnousDecember 12, 1984Entente Sud Gascogne (2005)
Johan Le BonOctober 03, 1990Bretagne-Schuller (2012)
Olivier Le GacAugust 27, 1993BIC 2000 (2014)
Pierre-Henri LecuisinierJune 30, 1993Vendée U (2013)
Jérémy MaisonJuly 21, 1993CC Étupes (2015)
Lorrenzo ManzinJuly 26, 1994UC Nantes Atlantique (2014)
Steve MorabitoJanuary 30, 1983BMC Racing (2014)
Yoann OffredoNovember 12, 1986CC Nogent-sur-Oise (2007)
Laurent PichonJuly 19, 1986Bretagne-Schuller (2012)
Cédric PineauMay 08, 1985Roubaix Lille Métropole (2010)
Thibaut PinotMay 29, 1990CC Étupes (2009)
Sébastien ReichenbachMay 28, 1989IAM (2015)
Kévin RezaMay 18, 1988Europcar (2014)
Anthony RouxApril 18, 1987UV Aube (2007)
Jérémy RoyJune 22, 1983
Marc SarreauJune 10, 1993Armée de Terre (2014)
Benoît VaugrenardJanuary 05, 1982
Arthur VichotNovember 26, 1988CR4C Roanne (2009)
Fabien Doubey (Aug 01–Dec 31, trainee)October 21, 1993CC Étupes (2016)
David Gaudu (Aug 01–Dec 31, trainee)October 10, 1996Côtes d'Armor-Marie Morin (2016)
Léo Vincent (Aug 01–Dec 31, trainee)November 06, 1995

Major results

Main article: List of FDJ wins

National champions

Australian Road Race Matthew Wilson
Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
Finnish Cyclo-cross Jussi Veikkanen
Swedish Time Trial Gustav Larsson
Swedish Road Race Thomas Löfkvist
French Time Trial Benoît Vaugrenard
Belarusian Road Race Yauheni Hutarovich
Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
Belarusian Road Race Yauheni Hutarovich
Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
Belarusian Road Race Yauheni Hutarovich
French Road Race Nacer Bouhanni
Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
French Cyclo-cross Francis Mourey
French Road Race Arthur Vichot
Finnish Road Race Jussi Veikkanen
French Cyclo-cross Francis Mourey
French Road Race Arnaud Démare
French Road Race Arthur Vichot
French Time Trial Thibaut Pinot
Lithuanian Time Trial Ignatas Konovalovas


  1. Stephen Farrand. "FDJ reveal new 2015 team colours". Cyclingnews.com.
  2. "Communiqué de Presse" [Press communication]. FDJ.fr (in French). Société de Gestion de L'Echappée. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. "BigMat pulls out of FDJ as co-sponsor". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  4. Atkins, Ben (23 November 2011). "BigMat joins FDJ as name sponsor in 2012". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  5. "BigMat joins FDJ as co-sponsor in 2012". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
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