The staff

General management

 

General manager
Vincent LAVENU

Ass. General manager
Philippe CHEVALLIER

  • Magalie LAVENU – Head of strategy, marketing & commercial development
  • Véronique ALLANOS – Administrative and financial manager
  • Céline CORBEAUX – Management assistant

 

Vincent LAVENUPhilippe CHEVALLIER

Vincent LAVENU

General Manager
Date and place of birth: 12 January 1956 in Briançon (Hautes-Alpes – France)
Nationality : French

 

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1983 TO 1991

  • 1983 : UC Pélussin
  • 1984/1985: UNCP
  • 1986: Miko-Carlos
  • 1987: RMO
  • 1988/1989: Fagor-MBK
  • 1990/1991: Mosoca-Eurocar

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 professional wins on road : La Ronde Pyrénéenne (1987) / Stage winner, Volta ao Portugal (1988) / Stage winner, Route du Sud (1990)
  • French National Madison Champion (1984)
  • Competing in the Tour de France (1989)

 

TEAM GENERAL MANAGER SINCE 1992

  • 1992 : The Team Chazal is created
  • 1996 : The team becomes « Petit Casino, c’est votre équipe »
  • 1997 : Birth of « Casino-AG2R Prévoyance »
  • 2000 : Withdrawal of Casino,the team is now named « AG2R Prévoyance »
  • 2008 : Change in name resulting from the merger of the groups “AG2R” and “LA MONDIALE”. The team becomes « AG2R LA MONDIALE »

Philippe CHEVALLIER

Ass. General Manager
Date and place of birth: 26 April 1961 in Annemasse (Haute-Savoie – France)
Nationality : French

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1983 TO 1991

  • 1982-1985 : Renault Elf
  • 1986/1988: La Vie Claire – Toshiba
  • 1989/1990: Histor Sigma
  • 1991: RM0

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • French National Road race and Individual pursuit champion junior / 2nd Team Pursuit World Championship junior / 3rd Individual pursuit World Championship junior (1979)
  • Overall winner, Tour du Gévaudan / 5th Olympic Team Pursuit in Moscow (1980)
  • Winner Paris-Auxerre / 6th Amateur Road race World Championship (1981)
  • Stage winner, Tour de France (1983)
  • Winner Tour du Vaucluse / TTT winner, Giro d’Italia / Stage winner, Tour de l’Avenir (1984)
  • Winner Tour Nord-Ouest de Suisse (1987)

 

CARRER

  • 1993 – 1994 : Professional helicopter pilot
  • 1995 – 2000 : Amaury Sport Organisation (Sports director)
  • 2000 – 2008 : Union Cycliste Internationale (Road Coordinator/Manager)
  • 2008 – 2015 : Union Cycliste Internationale (Sports manager)
  • Since November 2015 : Pro Cycling TeamAG2R LA MONDIALE (Ass.General Manger)
Sports direction

Sports manager

  • Laurent BIONDI

Sports Directors

  • Julien JURDIE
  • Cyril DESSEL
  • Stéphane GOUBERT
  • Didier JANNEL
  • Arturas KASPUTIS

Trainers

  • Jean-Baptiste QUICLET – Head of performance
  • Alexandre ABEL
  • Stephen BARRETT
  • Nicolas GUILLE
Laurent BIONDIJulien JURDIEArturas KASPUTISDidier JANNELStéphane GOUBERTCyril DESSEL

Laurent BIONDI

Sports Manager
Date and place of birth : 19 June 1959 in Grenoble (Isère-France)
Nationality : French

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1983 TO 1993

  • 1983/1984 : La Redoute Motobécane
  • 1985 : Hitachi-Splendor
  • 1986 : Système U puis Miko-Carlos
  • 1987 : Système U
  • 1988 : Toshiba
  • 1989 : Fagor-MBK
  • 1990 : Histor-Sigma
  • 1991 : Tonton Tapis – GB
  • 1992/1993 : Chazal

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 professional wins on road including a stage on the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1987)
  • Points race World Champion (1990)
  • Triple amateur French National Champion : Road / Track / Stage races (1982)
  • Twice winner, Six Jours de Bordeaux (1989 and 1991)
  • Winner Six Jours de Grenoble (1990)
  • Winner Six Jours de Papeete (1982)
  • Competed in 7 Tour de France
  • U17 Greco-Roman wrestling French National Champion (1975)

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 1994

  • 1994/1995 : Chazal
  • 1996 : Petit Casino, c’est votre équipe
  • 1997/1999 : Casino-AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2000/2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • Depuis 2008 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Julien JURDIE

Sports director
Date and place of birth : 26 February 1973 in St Etienne (Loire-France)
Nationality : French

1ST CATEGORY RIDER FROM 1992 TO 1999

  • 1992/1994 : UC Pélussin
  • 1995 : CR4C Roanne
  • 1996/1999 : VC Lyon Vaulx-en-Velin

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 2000

  • 2000/2003 : VC Lyon Vaulx-en-Velin
  • 2004/2005 : RAGT Semences
  • 2006/2008 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • Since 2008 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Arturas KASPUTIS

Sports director
Date and place of birth: 26 February 1967 in Klapeida (Lituanie)
Nationality : Lithuanian

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1992 TO 2002

  • 1992 : Postobon
  • 1994/1995 : Chazal
  • 1996 : Petit Casino, c’est votre équipe
  • 1997/1999 : Casino- AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2000/2002 : AG2R Prévoyance

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 professional wins on road : Chrono des Herbiers (1992) / ITT and overall winner, Route du Sud (1992) / ITT winner, Route du Sud (1994) / Stage winner, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1996) / Prologue winner, Tour de l’Ain (1999) / ITT and overall winner, Circuit des Mines (1999) / Stage winner, 4 Jours de Dunkerque (2000) / ITT winner, Tour of Denmark (2000)
  • Olympic Team Pursuit Champion for the USSR (1988) / 3rd Individual pursuit World Championship (1987 and 1992)
  • Competed in 5 Tour de France

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 2003

  • 2003/2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • Since 2008 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

 

Didier JANNEL

Sports director
Date and place of birth: 17 June 1965 in St Maur-des-Fossés (Val de Marne – France)
Nationality : French

AMATEUR RIDER FROM 1988 TO 2000

  • 1988/1990 : CSM Puteaux (1ère catégorie)
  • 1991/1992 : VC Levallois
  • 1993 : SC Neuilly-sur-Marne
  • 1994 : VC Levallois
  • 1995 : US Pavilly Barentin
  • 1996/1997 : US Montauban (Elite 2)
  • 1998/2000: Albi VS

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR SINCE 2000

  • 2000/2009: Albi VS
  • Since 2010: Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Stéphane GOUBERT

Sports director
Date and place of birth: 13 March 1970 in Montpellier (Hérault – France)
Nationality : French

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 1994 TO 2009

  • 1994/1996 : Festina
  • 1997/1998 : Cofidis
  • 1999/2000 : Team Polti
  • 2001/2003 : Jean Delatour
  • 2004/2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2008/2009 : AG2R LA MONDIALE

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2nd on a stage, Route du Sud (2004)
  • 2nd on a stage, Tour du Limousin (2006)
  • 6th on a stage, Vuelta a España (2006)
  • 13th overall, Vuelta a España (2007)
  • 5th on a stage, Tirreno-Adriatico (2007)
  • 2nd GP de Fourmies (2008)
  • 3rd on a stage, Tour de l’Ain (2008)
  • 8th Clasica San Sebastian (2008)
  • 8th on a stage, Tour de France (2009)
  • 3rd on a stage, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (2009)
  • Competed in 10 Tour de France

 

SPORTS DIRECTOR

  • Since 2012 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE

Cyril DESSEL

Sports director
Date and place of birth: 29 November 1974 in Rive-de-Gier (Loire – France)
Nationality : French

PROFESSIONAL RIDER FROM 2000 TO 2011

  • 2000-2002 : Jean Delatour
  • 2003-2204 : Phonak
  • 2005-2007 : AG2R Prévoyance
  • 2008-2011 : AG2R LA MONDIALE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overall and stage winner, Tour de l’Ain (2006)
  • Overall and stage winner, Tour Méditerranéen (2006)
  • Stage winner, Tour de France (2008)
  • Stage winner, Critérium du Dauphiné-Libéré (2008)
  • Stage winner, 4 jours de Dunkerque (2008)
  • Stage winner, Volta a Catalunya (2008)
  • 3rd G.P. d’Ouverture de la Marseillaise (2002)
  • 2nd French National Road Race Championship (2004)
  • 2nd on a stage, Critérium du Dauphiné-Libéré (2004)
  • 6th overall, Tour de France and 1st French rider overall (2006)

SPORTS DIRECTOR

  • Since 2016 : Pro Cycling Team AG2R LA MONDIALE
Medical

Head of medical

  • Eric BOUVAT

Doctors

  • Fabien CARDINALE
  • Fabrice DESCOMBE
  • Laurent DUPERRON
  • Thomas KLIMASCHKA
  • Grégory ORNON

Physiotherapy

  • Sylvie Troka – Head of physiotherapists
  • Julien Lachize – Coordinator

Psychology

  • Virginie DALLA COSTA – Psychologist & mental coach
  • Michel CANOVAS – Psycho practitioner

Nutrition

  • Jean JOYEUX – Nutritionist
  • Laurent GRAS – Head of cooks
  • Eddy FOURNA – Cook
  • Adrien PEGORARO – Cook
  • Jean-Franck RUEL – Cook
Operational
  • Thomas DAMUSEAU – Head of operational
  • Gilles MAS – Head of sport administration

Logisitics

  • Bruno BEAUQUIS – Head of logistics
  • Virginie DEGORRE – Logistics officer

Mechanics

  • Marc ACCARD
  • Benjamin ARNAUD
  • Franck BOUDOT
  • Marc CHEVENEMENT
  • Ludovic FLORIN
  • Axel GENET
  • Luis GOMEZ
  • Olivier GONON
  • Patrick JANIN
  • Michael SZKOLNIK

Sport assistants

  • Sylvie FRAGNIERE
  • Christophe GROS
  • Alexandre LECOCQ
  • François PIGNATELLI
  • Sabino PIGNATELLI
  • Riccardo PIGNATELLI
  • Geert TIEBERGYN

Osteopaths

  • Jérôme CATAFORT
  • Ugo DEMARIA

Bus drivers

  • Paulius KATINAS
  • Bruno RIVIERE
  • Alexandre USOV
Communication
  • Mathieu BRABANT – Head of communication & marketing
  • Léa VIELJEUF – Marketing Officer
  • Céline MAZARD – Social media manager
  • Yves PERRET – Head of press
  • Frédéric MACHABERT – Press officer
  • Kevin BOTTIN – Community manager
  • Antonin UVIETTA – Community manager
Office
  • Andrine RAMEAU – Secretary – Fan club & Shop