Léa
Curinier

Residency
Valence, France
Age
20
Nickname
Le-Le
Hobbies
Shopping, reading, walking
Favourite food
Ravioli gratin
Favourite TV show
La Casa de Papel
Favourite holiday destination
Australia
Favourite race
Not got one!

After strong performances in the junior ranks, including victory in the 2019 French time trial alongside a hatful of other good results, Léa made the step up to the professional peloton in 2020. Finding her feet in her first season, 2021 saw Léa continue her development as a rider, growing in her abilities as a climber and puncheur, before joining the team in 2022.

“It’s a completely new environment for me. It’s a very professional team and I’m happy to be working with the team’s experts. I think it is a really good environment for me to keep making progress and gain experience.”

From a cycling family, Léa’s father and grandfather both raced their bikes while her mum rode more recreationally. However, she competed in triathlon and running too from a young age before eventually fully focusing on all things two-wheels.

“For me, with cycling, I discovered a new person and a potential future. I really like to take my bike out and explore new areas, feel like I am out in nature and take in all of the scenery. Compared to running, you can go a lot further and experience new places.”

Motivated and driven, Léa has completed two years at university and last year began a four-year course in physiotherapy, something that with the help of the team she will initially look to continue alongside her cycling commitments.

When she’s not on her bike or completing her studies, you can find Léa relaxing with a nice book or out for a walk in the countryside. She also enjoys checking out all of the latest fashion in shops and spending time with her friends and family.