A new addition to the team in 2021, Romain previously plied his trade in French outfit AG2R La Mondiale since turning pro. Building up an illustrious palmarès that includes three Tour de France stage wins and two GC podium finishes, alongside several strong one-day results such as his second place in the 2018 World Championships, Romain is looking forward to a new challenge and reinvigorating himself within the team.
Something that came to fruition in the latter half of the year, with Romain following up a seventh place on GC at the Giro d’Italia with stage wins at Vuelta Burgos and the Vuelta a España.
Falling in love with the sport from a young age, Romain wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, who himself raced at a regional level in France. At the age of ten, he got a race license and never looked back. Immersing himself fully in cycling, Romain loves the competitive side of racing but also enjoys the simple beauty of being able to go out and ride his bike amongst the hills where his childhood heroes raced.
With his infectious and down-to-earth personality, Romain’s humility allows him to get on with almost whoever he meets. Away from the sport the certified sommelier can be found honing his craft, piquing his interests in his university degree by studying the latest geopolitics or enjoying the simple pleasures in life; such as a hike through the local hills with his family.