towards a 4th coronation at the French championships?

START. Groupama FDJ sprinter Arnaud Démare is the big favorite for the French road championships.

Who to beat Arnaud Démare? Winner of 3 stages on the Giro, the Frenchman is having an excellent season and wishes to continue this discount during the French road championships which will be held in Cholet this Sunday, June 26. On a flat profile, the sprinter from Groupama FDJ is clearly the man to beat.

Beyond this prestigious jersey, Arnaud Démare could also aim for a record by winning this title for the 4th time (winner in 2014, 2017, 2020) and equal Jean Stablinski. Beyond writing your prize list over a year, you give something more to the history of cycling. They are anecdotal discs, but which speak to the whole world of cycling. So of course that means something to me. And this is an additional motivation for Sunday”, he explained in remarks reported by The New Republic. “There is something that emerges from this race. It’s a circuit event, a style of racing that I like, it’s long, we’re between French riders… It’s motivated me since I was a kid, when I I was doing the championship with my Picardy regional jersey. I’ve always had this passion for the tricolor jersey.”

Biography Arnaud Demare.

Arnaud Démare was born on August 26, 1991 in Beauvais in the department of Oise in the Hauts-de-France region. Coming from a family of cyclists, he took his first license in the club dismissed by his uncle, the Cyclo-club de Formerie. If he starts first with mountain biking, he quickly moves towards road cycling in the youngest category. His talent does not go unnoticed in the middle where Arnaud Démare joined in 2008 for a year, the junior team of Wasquehal.

The Frenchman changed coach and began working with Hervé Boussard, who remained his coach until his death in 2013. After spending a few seasons with the hopefuls, Arnaud Démare took the plunge and turned professional at the end of 2011 by signing a coaching contract. two years with the FDJ where he started as a trainee. In 2012, he made his professional debut with a sprint victory in the 6th stage of the Tour of Qatar. For his first grand tour at the 2012 Giro, he retired from the 14th stage.

In 2013, he won a few stages on the circuit, such as the Four Days of Dunkirk. After discovering Milan-San Remo, “Nono” turned to the Flandrian classics (Ghent-Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix). The seasons continued for Arnaud Démare, who went on to fail and fell back in the sprint hierarchy despite his participation in the 2015 World Championship where he was the leader with his rival Nacer Bouhanni. Julian Alaphilippe and Tony Gallopin are also among the riders selected.

The 2016 season is that of “rebirth” for Arnaud Démare who saw the Tour of Italy, with a team centered on him. No Tour de France for the native of Beauvais in 2016 who does not wish to play the general classification for Thibaut Pinot. Despite a fall about thirty kilometers from the finish, Arnaud Démare won in Milan-San Remo where he became the first Frenchman since Laurent Jalabert in 1997 to win a cycling monument. The Flandrian classics did not go as planned for the rider from the FDJ team where he was fifth in Ghent-Wevelgem before abandoning the Tour of Flanders and not starting in Paris-Roubaix.

On June 25, 2017, he became French champion ahead of his compatriot Nacer Bouhanni. While he is in the sights of the Tour de France which is his objective for the season, Arnaud Démare wins his first victory on the Grande Boucle during the 4th stage and wears the green jersey. After finishing after the deadline, the FDJ sprinter was disqualified during the 9th stage. The podiums follow one another in 2018 with third place at Ghent-Wevelgem, Milan-San Remo and a second place at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

After going through complicated periods with injuries (left scaphoid fracture in 2020 – NDR), Arnaud Démare becomes French champion again in 2020 after having been in 2014 and 2017. He wins Milan-Turin, the Tour de Wallonie, but also four stages in the Tour of Italy where the native of Beauvais leaves with the points classification jersey. In 2021, the sprinter of the formation which has been called Groupama – FDJ since 2018 won Paris-Tour. A cyclist with a sprinter profile, Arnaud Démare is also a fan of the classics where he has already distinguished himself.

What is Arnaud Démare’s track record?

Triple French champion (2014, 2017 and 2020), winner of Milan-San Remo in 2016 and Paris-Tours in 2021: Arnaud Démare is one of the most successful current French sprinters. Without forgetting the two stages in the Tour de France, and five stages in the Giro as well as the points classification jersey in the Tour of Italy 2020.

What is Arnaud Démare’s salary?

Arnaud Démare is one of the highest salaries of Groupama-FDJ with Thibaut Pinot. If the climber receives around 2 million euros per season, the sprinter is paid 1.8 million euros. His contract with the team runs until 2023.

Who is Arnaud Démare’s team?

Since his professional debut in 2011, Arnaud Démare has remained in the same FDJ formation, even if the French team has changed its name several times: FDJ in 2011, FDJ-BigMat in 2012, FDJ in 2013, in 2014 , FDJ in 2015, Groupama-FDJ since 2018. Its main partners are Thibaut Pinot, David Gaudu, Kevin Geniets and Stefan Küng.

A year in my wheel, the book by Arnaud Démare.

In November 2021, Arnaud Démare published a book in which he invites his readers to follow a season in the daily life of a professional runner. He shares his joys as well as his sorrows, the good times spent as well as the more complicated periods.

Who is Arnaud Démare’s girlfriend?

Arnaud Démare and Morgane got together when the Groupama-FDJ sprinter was still just a hope. The couple got married in April 2018. In 2020, the native of Beauvais returned to his relationship exclusively with our colleagues from West France.

Where does Arnaud Démare live?

Native of Beauvais, Arnaud Démare has not left his native region where he still lives with his wife in Warluis, a town where the sprinter’s parents also live.