Maurène Trégouët and Danielle De Francesco extend their contracts with Arkéa Pro Cycling Team
Having joined the Arkéa Pro Cycling Team this season, Maurène Trégouët from Brittany and Danielle de Francesco from Australia are extending their adventure with our structure, which will become ARKEA-B&B HOTELS in 2024.
“The step up from the junior ranks to the pro ranks went rather smoothly, even though I quickly got a taste of what the very highest level was like when I started competing in UCI WorldTour races in my first season. I’m delighted that the team is renewing its confidence in me. I’m very attached to the team, which came looking for me in the junior ranks. I feel good there and I’m happy with the role I have: a team-mate at the service of its leaders. It allows me to learn alongside them and understand team strategies. That way I can progress without missing a step.”
“My start to the 2023 season was a bit disrupted, but then I was lucky enough to bounce back by joining Arkéa Pro Cycling Team. The team had faith in me straight away. I found myself part of a young but very dynamic team that works hard. I’m the oldest rider in the team, but not necessarily the one with the most years of cycling experience. Coming from a triathlon background, I’m only finishing my second season as a professional racer. I’ve still got a lot to learn! I’m delighted that the team is renewing its confidence in me, and I’m sure I’ll be able to approach 2024 with more peace of mind than 2023, so that we can go out and achieve some good results together!”
“Maurène Trégouët enjoyed her first season in the red and black colours, during which she did some great things and showed great promise. Extending her contract was an obvious choice. Maurène is also pursuing a dual project of high-level sport and studies, which is totally in line with our policy for our women’s and men’s development teams. Danielle De Francesco joined us during the season, but in the space of just a few months she has carved out a place for herself in the Arkéa Pro Cycling Team squad. She took part in her first Tour de France for women in our colours, including a fine ascent of the Tourmalet. A young cyclist, Danielle still has room for improvement in a number of areas, which means she still has plenty of room for improvement.”