AG2R La Mondiale Pro Cycling Team (France) – "I am leaving Lotto Soudal having spent four years there. I was able to live through some very beautiful emotions, and I can only thank the team for this experience. I am delighted to be joining AG2R La Mondiale. We saw again recently at the Tour de France that this is a team that is among the best in the world. The vision of the sporting project is what seduced me and won me over. I will have a varied role. On the one hand, I will be playing a big part in the spring classics and hopefully helping Oliver Naesen to land a monument. I know that I will also have my own chance when racing the week-long events like the Paris-Nice. I have been able to prove also that some of the one-day races suit me, and I hope to earn some great victories while wearing the AG2R LA MONDIALE jersey. And then another part of my job will be to support Romain Bardet at the Tour de France. I am very motivated by this new challenge”, shared Tony Gallopin.
Vincent Lavenu added “...brings his race experience. As a racer, Tony cuts the sort of figure we were looking for. He is experienced, a talented puncheur, very smart, and can climb with the best deep into the mountains. He showed once again in the most recent Tour de France that he is a warrior who has a real intelligence when racing. His role will be to help Oliver Naesen early in the season and then Romain Bardet at the Tour de France. Of course, he will have his own freedom at the races that suit his strengths. We know that he is a rider capable of winning great things”.