Lemoine, Simon Look To Lift Team Cofidis

PARIS, Jan 24, 2014 - Beleaguered French cycling outfit Cofidis will be looking to French riders Cyril Lemoine and Julien Simon to lift the team this season after a difficult 2013. "I'm not worried," insisted Cofidis Competitions president Thierry Vittu on Friday. "Our riders are worth more than the slim results from 2013 - 9 wins". "We were hit by bad luck and illness it's true … [Read more...]

Cofidis Names Team For 2013 Tour de France

PARIS, June 20, 2013 (AFP) - French team Cofidis have named their lineup to compete in the Tour de France with Jerome Coppel, Dani Navarro and Rein Taaramae as team leaders. Cofidis named eight cyclists in the team and said that a ninth member would be revealed after the French National Cycling Championships this weekend. The Tour de France gets underway in Corsica on June 29 and … [Read more...]

Cofidis Signs Le Mevel

RENNES, France, Aug 18, 2012 (AFP) - French cyclist Christophe Le Mevel, formerly with Garmin, has signed a two-year deal with Cofidis, his new team said Saturday. Le Mevel, 31, turned pro in 2002 with the Credit Agricole team and then joined Garmin in 2011 via La Fran├žaise des Jeux. A stage winner in the 2005 Tour of Italy he managed a top ten finish in the 2009 Tour de France … [Read more...]

Cofidis Focus On Tour After Doping Setback

MACON, France, July 11, 2012 (AFP) - French cycling team Cofidis said they will look to put a latest doping controversy behind them by maintaining their race objectives at the Tour de France. Cofidis were thrown into the doping spotlight on Tuesday after French rider Remy Di Gregorio was arrested following a police raid on their team hotel. Di Gregorio had been under telephone … [Read more...]

Team Cofidis Suspends Remy Di Gregorio Over Tour Doping Suspicions

Gregorio Suspended By Team Cofidis For Suspected Doping In 2012 Tour de France

by Justin Davis MACON, France, July 10, 2012 (AFP) - Tour de France team Cofidis have suspended Frenchman Remy Di Gregorio over doping allegations, the team announced on the race's first rest day Tuesday. Di Gregorio, 26, was arrested following a police raid at his team's hotel in Bourg-en-Bresse, several miles outside Macon in eastern France where the race will resume on the … [Read more...]

Di Gregorio Signs With Cofidis

PARIS, Aug 5, 2011 (AFP) - French rider Remy Di Gregorio has signed for the Cofidis team, the French Cycling Federation confirmed on Thursday. The 26-year-old, who started his career with the Francaise des Jeux team before joining Astana earlier this year, won a stage of the Paris-Nice race last March. … [Read more...]

Julien El Fares of Cofidis Wins Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 1 (Results)

ROME, March 11, 2009 (AFP) - Frenchman Julien El Fares of Cofidis won the first stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico Pro Tour race over 147km to Capannori on Wednesday ahead of Ukrainian Vladimir Duma. The 23-year-old El Fares also took over the leader's jersey. Thursday's 177km second stage between Volterra and Marina di Carrara is another flat run, suiting the sprint specialists. … [Read more...]

Cofidis Squad For 2009 Season

French professional cycling team Cofidis announced on Thursday unveiled its 28-strong squad for the 2009 season. The team features 24 road racers and four track specialists. Cofidis squad (FRA unless stated) Road racers Stephane Auge, Alexandre Blain, Guillaume Blot, Florent Brard, Mickael Buffaz, Jean-Eudes Demaret, Herve Duclos-Lassalle, Samuel Dumoulin, Julien El Fares, … [Read more...]

David Moncoutie of Cofidis Wins Stage 8, Leipheimer Takes Over Lead In Spain

MADRID, Sept 7, 2008 (AFP) - Frenchman David Moncoutie of Cofidis won the eighth stage of the Tour of Spain on Sunday, a 151km ride from Andorra to Pla de Beret but it was US rider Levi Leipheimer of Astana who bagged the leader's golden jersey. Home favourite Alberto Contador attacked hard and snatched a few seconds off his main rival Carlos Sastre as the event moved back out of Andorra … [Read more...]

Auge Takes Stage Win In Germany, But Gerdemann Eyes The Overall

BERLIN, Sept 5, 2008 (AFP) - France's Stephane Auge, of the Cofidis team, won the seventh and penultimate stage of the Tour of Germany from Neuss to Georgsmarienhutte on Friday but German rider Linus Gerdemann was poised for overall victory. Auge came out on top in a sprint finish ahead of compatriot Thierry Hupond and Mauro Da Dalto of Italy. The peloton, led by Gerdemann, crossed … [Read more...]