Free of any contract after the disappearance of the B&B Hotels-KTM formation, Franck Bonnamour will bounce back within the AG2R-Citroën team with a contract for the next two seasons.
Franck Bonnamour will not have remained very long without a contract. Winner of Polynormande in 2022 after being named the most combative runner during his first Tour de France in 2021, the 27-year-old runner had to find a base for the 2023 season following the closure of the B&B Hotels training -KTM led by Jérôme Pineau, whose more ambitious team project alongside the City of Paris ended up falling apart. While riders such as Pierre Rolland have decided to hang up the bike and Axel Laurance has decided to return to the bosom of the Alpecin-Deceuninck development team, it is in a training stamped World Tour that Franck Bonnamour will continue to progress. Indeed, through a press release, the AG2R-Citroën team has confirmed the signing for two seasons of the native of Lannion.
✍️ It looks like Santa left one last gift under the tree this year ??
— AG2R CITROËN TEAM (@AG2RCITROENTEAM) January 4, 2023
Bonnamour: “A huge source of motivation”
After Pierre Gautherat, Alex Baudin and Bastien Tronchon, Franck Bonnamour is the fourth recruit of the formation led by Vincent Lavenu. The latter confirmed in this press release that he had had an eye on the Breton “for a few years” and jumped at the chance to integrate him into his workforce. ” It was a goal in my career to join a World Tour team. So to achieve this, in a French structure moreover, is a great achievement and a huge source of motivation, said Franck Bonnamour in the press release from his new team. I liked Vincent Lavenu’s speech. It’s a training course that corresponds to my qualities, my personality and which places its runners in a very good position to progress with state-of-the-art equipment and attentive supervision. It’s a group that I know well, especially Benoît Cosnefroy with whom I was in the France team when he became world champion hopefuls in 2017. I can’t wait to blend into this collective and bring my stone to the building. “An arrival at AG2R-Citroën that Franck Bonnamour wants to put under the sign of ambition after a successful 2022 season.