François Bidard

French – Climber / Puncher
Date and place of birth : March 19th, 1992 in Lonlay-l’Abbaye (Orne / France)
Height : 1m80 / Weight : 65 kg
Turned pro in 2016
In the AG2R CITROËN TEAM since 2016




  •  Your motto: “The object that comes from the land, returns to the land” (“Tout vient de la terre et tout y retourne”).
  • Your nickname : Bidoche
  • Your favorite race: Giro d’Italia
  • Your best memory on bike: The start of the 100th Edition of the Giro d’Italia, the first Giro I took part
  • Your worst memory on bike : my last amateur race, the Trophée des champions
  • The club where you started cycling: Vélo club Domfrontais
  • Your hobbies: farming and nature in general
  • If you were a movie: The Green Mile
  • If you were a dish: raw milk cheese
  • Your qualities: smiling, open-minded, calm and optimistic
  • Your defaults: reserved and I like cheese and ice creams too much !




  • 7th on a stage, Tour des Alpes


  • 15th on two stages, Giro d’Italia


  • 3rd on a stage, Tour de Suisse
  • 5th on a stage, Vuelta a España / 24th overall
  • 6th on a stage, Giro d’Italia / 30th overall
  • 7th Trofeo Laigueglia


  • 5th overall, Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire
  • 11th Roue Tourangelle Région Centre Val de Loire
  • 19th overall, Tour de Suisse
  • 37th overall, Giro d’Italia


  • 11th TTT, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
  • 20th overall, Tour Cycliste International La Provence
  • 21st overall, Tour of Poland
  • 24th overall, La Route du Sud – La Dépêche du Midi


  • Participate in the Vuelta a España (94th overall)


  • Winner La Dutorccha
  • Winner G.P. d’Aix-les-Bains
  • 2nd and 4th on stages, Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
  • 2nd overall, Tour du Piémont Pyrénéen / 4th and 5th on stages
  • 2nd Circuit de Saône-et-Loire
  • 2nd on a stage, Tour des Pays de Savoie
  • 2nd on stages, Circuit de Saône-et-Loire
  • 2nd G.P. de Charvieu-Chavagneux
  • 3rd Rhône-Alpes Championships Elite
  • 3rd G.P. de Bohas
  • 4th Prix de la Saint-Laurent Elite
  • 4th on a stage, Tour de l’Ardèche Méridionale
  • 4th overall, Tour de la Creuse
  • 4th G.P. de Bruère Allichamps


  •  Winner Tour de la CABA
  • Winner G.P. d’Annecy
  • 2nd Tour du Jura
  • 3rd in Pont de Vaux
  • 3rd TTT, Boucles de la Marne
  • 4th Tour du Pays Roannais
  • 4th Tour du Beaujolais
  • 5th U23 Giro di Lombardia
  • 15th overall, Giro dell’Emilia (Trainee AG2R LA MONDIALE)


  • Winner G.P. de Nandax
  • Winner Tour de la CABA
  • 2nd Tour d’Auvergne
  • 2nd G.P. de Faucigny
  • 3rd Tour de Dordogne
  • 3rd La Dutorccha
  • 5th Tour du Jura
  • 8th Tour du Gévaudan


  • U23 Regional Champion
  • 2nd in Montpinchon Elite
  • 4th Circuit des Monts du Livradois
  • 4th U23 Regional Championships
  • 8th Tour de Mareuil-Verteillac
  • 9th La Dutorccha
  • 14th U23 French National Championships


  • 3rd on a stage, Tour du Piémont Pyrénéen
  • 3rd on a stage, Tour de la CABA
  • 15th U23 French National Championships