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Team presentation Bouygues Telecom cycling team 2008

Added: friday 11 January 2008 at 21:28:00
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    Team presentation Bouygues Telecom cycling team 2008Just like Team Milram, Bouygues Telecom yesterday presented its team for the 2008 season. At the head office of the French mobile operator (and maybe soon Internet service provider?) in Boulogne-Billancourt, the most important news was that Bouygues has extended its contract as main sponsor of the team.

    Bouygues Telecom indeed used this occasion to announce that it will continue to sponsor the team until the end of 2010 (the team's website says 2011 but I think that's a mistake), which means the sponsor contract is extended to a total of 5 years. Emmanuel Forest, director of the telecom company, announced the good news by saying two years is a good duration for a sponsor contract and it allows contractual relationships with new riders. He also said he and the team are think of a co-sponsorship -probably with a foreign sponsor.

    The team's goals

    The French team's goals aren't very clear since its sports director Jean-René Bernaudeau said it's impossible to quantify them and that he simply asked the riders to defend the values of the team : We have several riders who can win. I hope that at next year's team presentation we won't regret anything since we have worked hard the whole year. I want to have a combative team who goes for it. I want our team's values to make this sport shining again.
    The Bouygues Telecom team at its team presentation for the Tour de France 2007 in Londen
    The Bouygues Telecom team at its team presentation for the Tour de France 2007 in Londen - © Thomas Vergouwen

    The Tour de France however still remains one of its main interests and Bouygues Telecom wants us to believe it's been innovative by not announcing -like they did last year- the team's selection for next year's Tour at the beginning of the season but just before the Tour ... Not really innovative of course since almost all teams do that!

    The riders

    5 neo-profs replace the 5 riders who have left the team. Bouygues Telecom remains a loyal customer of its training team Vendée U Pays de la Loire since four of the new riders come from that team: the three French riders Damien Gaudin, Perrig Quemeneur, Sébastien Turgot and the Russian Yevgeni Sokolov. Another Russian, Yuri Trofimov, comes from Moscow Stars.

    Didier Rous, one of the riders who ended his professional career at the end of last year, becomes the team's advisor. As soon as he passes his state exam he'll probably become team manager.

    Jérôme Pineau during the Tour de France 2007, © Thomas VergouwenThe riders who continue at Bouygues Telecom are:
    - Julien Belgy
    - Giovanni Bernaudeau
    - Olivier Bonnaire
    - Dimitri Champion
    - Mathieu Claude
    - Stef Clement
    - Aurélien Clerc
    - Nicolas Crosbie
    - Pierrick Fedrigo
    - Xavier Florencio
    - Yohann Gène
    - Anthony Geslin
    - Saïd Haddou
    - Vincent Jérôme
    - Arnaud Labbe
    - Laurent Lefèvre
    - Rony Martias
    - Alexandre Pichot
    - Jérôme Pineau (photo)
    - Erki Pütsep
    - Franck Rénier
    - Matthieu Sprick
    - Johann Tschopp
    - Thomas Voeckler

    The riders who don't participate in the Tour Down Under or the Tour du Gabon rijden now left for a training camp in Brignoles (Var).

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Le 06 Juillet 2008
    Je ne sais pas si c'est l'influence néerlandaise mais/Dites donc j'ai vu un Flamand dans la liste des 15 12 Premiers enfin presque un Hollandais.
    Et un je me comprend.Malgré tout quelle belle étape.4 d'échappés ensuite ..
    comme je suis fr: 2 de repérés: Pineau d'abord seul fr dans la tete du classement ensuite:Chavannel Sylvain.équipe finaref.
    une blague:réclame"je fais du vélo moi aussi"
    regarder les autres faire un sport est ma spécialité:
    pourtant l'idée est excellente donc de s'y mettre ya qua:
    un vélo + des vétements + se mettre en tenue + se laver +se peigner+et bien..
    pour au final rentrer fourbu ensuite se relaver se remettre en civil??
    le vélo d'appartement est ce qu'il vous faut: garantie 5 ans pour un prix minil vous fait: mincir de la taille, fortifie votre corps et vos abdos admirer la silhouette de MrF (vous ferez des envieux..)et en fortifiant votre CORPSvous prolongerez d'autant votre plaisir olit.
    la une coupure:
    je me présente: lady L un matin
    Je suis ravie depuis que j'utilise le vélo d'apparmente mes fessiers sont en béton et mon CORPS dans les plaisirs:démultipliés:"un ADONIS 0 à ses pieds.
    quel est donc vos secrets LadyL/
    en faisant du sport le matin trés tot (vers les 9h) j'ouvre en grandles fenetres pour aerer mes poumons la (en bas une cour de college second cycle)
    sur le balcon AVEC MON velo d'appartmente je sportifie mon CORPS.
    Elle avale lesfoies une baguette française en commençant par le bon bout.c'est impressionnant.

    | j-p | sunday 06 July 2008 at 18:39:28

  2. Proficiat aan xavier Florencio, echt super in de vuelta.Grandes felicidades de Belgica, Usted es un de mas fuertes de Bouyges. Ambrazos de Roeselare(Belgica)
    Amigos

    | Johan Tempelaere | wednesday 24 September 2008 at 21:04:51

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