Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
| Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Friday, 25 June, 2004, 14:30 GMT 15:30 UK
Brioches la Boulangere
TEAM PROFILE
New signing Joseba Beloki
Nationality: French
Manager: Jean-Rene Bernaudeau
Team leader: Sylvain Chavanel
Best Tour: 2001 - Francois Simon 6th
The team looked to have great promise with the stunning coup of signing former Once rider Joseba Beloki.

The Spaniard had looked in stunning form in last year's race before crashing out on stage nine.

He slowly looked be getting back to full fitness falling out in monumental fashion with his new employers and leaving by mutual consent.

That means Beloki will not compete in the race, while the team will turn to Sylvain Chavanel in the overall.

The team are slowly making their mark after changing from Team Bonjour in 2002.

Didier Rous led the team's ambitions in the 2003 overall classification, just edging into the top 20 in Paris, while team-mate Chavanel was 37th.

Damien Nazon looks a bright contender for the team in the sprints, having shone for many of them last year.

But he still needs to find an edge to push the likes of Alessandro Petacchi, Baden Cooke and Robbie McEwen.

This season they have already boasted two impressive wins, when Chavanel edged out Laurent Brochard to win the four days of Dunkirk and Franck Bouyer clinched stage one of the Circuit de la Sarthe.

For all their promise the team, who are only just in the top 20 in the world's elite, will probably have to make do with the status of also rans in 2004.





Links to more Riders and teams stories


 

TEAM PROFILES
 


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs

MMIX

Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability Sport | US Sport | Other Sport | Olympics 2004

Scores & Fixtures | Have Your Say | Photo Galleries | TV/Radio Listings

Sport Relief 2004 | Fun and Games | Question of Sport | BBC Sport Plus

Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport