A quick and successful integration! At the start of last year's season, it didn't take Benjamin Thomas long to find his feet and settle into the Cofidis team. The Tarn native made a major contribution to the team's success, winning the Étoile de Bessèges in February and the Boucles de la Mayenne in May, before going on to shine on the roads of the Tour de France, coming close to victory in Carcassonne...
This year, he won the 4 Jours de Dunkerque time trial. Although he acknowledges that his season has been mixed, the rider is looking forward to fighting for victory once again. Benjamin prefers to emphasize the current good dynamic within the team, and will do his utmost to contribute to it. The 27-year-old has therefore signed up for two more seasons (2024, 2025). Next year, the Lavaur native will be pursuing his road program and his Olympic medal ambitions on the track. With an unwavering determination to give his all and do his colors proud.
Benjamin Thomas: "I'm delighted to be joining us for two more seasons. With the challenges that await me next year, I'm very lucky to benefit from this stability and the team's confidence. It's bound to be a special season with my Olympic preparations, but I'm also keen to shine with the team. Milan-San Remo, which I discovered last year, is a race I really enjoy... My ambition is to win a World Tour title one day.
I feel really good in this team. We've managed to create a real group, a collective that works well, as we demonstrated on the roads of the Tour de France. There's a good chemistry between the young and the experienced riders. It makes you want to win races even more!"
Cédric Vasseur, sports manager: "I'm really proud to be continuing the adventure with Benjamin. As soon as he joined the Cofidis team, Benjamin established himself as a key player and pushed the other riders to raise their level. Even if the 2023 season was more complicated, he always gave his best. Now we want to take him to the next level on the road and support him in his quest for the Olympic title in Paris 2024. We'll be working closely with Florian Rousseau and the French Cycling Federation (FFC) to plan the 2024 calendar and help him achieve his road and track goals. I'm convinced that Benjamin will very quickly find his way back to victory."