TEAM ARKEA - SAMSIC
Riders TEAM ARKEA - SAMSIC
Since its creation in 2005 under the name of Bretagne - Jean Floc'h, the team has continued to grow from the Continental category until becoming the second-best ProTeam in 2021. This sporting achievement has earned it the invitation to compete in the entire 2022 WT calendar, and made it eligible to apply to become a WorldTeam in 2023. In 2020, with the arrival of Nairo Quintana, Nacer Bouhanni and Diego Rosa, among others, the team experienced a leap in quality that allowed it to be placed among the best riders in the second professional category. This year, performances by newly arrived team members Hugo Hofstetter and Nicolas Edet, have helped the team to continue to improve both its performance and its results. Nairo Quintana also managed to obtain 6th place in the Tour de France. In 2023, Arkéa made its debut as a WorldTeam after being one of the top 18 teams in the 2020-2022 triennium.
15: The days that Nairo Quintana wore the red leader’s jersey during La Vuelta. One day each in 2016 and 2019, and 13 in 2016, when he obtained victory in the final general classification.
14th of March 2020: On Stage 7 of the Paris-Nice, Nairo Quintana obtained his first WorldTour triumph for Arkéa. Nairo was, also, sixth in the race’s final general classification.
11th of March 2022: Two years later, in the Tirreno-Adriático, Warren Barguil obtained the team’s second stage victory in the WT category, in a tough stage headed to Fermo.
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