25 August 2021

Nicolas Edet: "A need for change”

Nicolas Edet, former best climber of the Vuelta and winner of the Tour du Limousin, has signed up for the Arkéa-Samsic team.

Nicolas Edet


“The main reason I joined the Arkéa-Samsic team is that I arrived at a point in my career where I felt the need for a change. I simply want to get out of my comfort zone. I would like to thank my former team for all the years I spent with them, but since my crash at the Giro, I have had a lot of time to think about a new professional adventure. We often tend to say that it is in difficult moments that the people who count in a sportsman’s entourage are revealed, and this has been totally the case for me. I have been lucky enough to race the best races on the calendar during my eleven years as a professional rider, and now my wish is to give myself new challenges, challenges to achieve. I also wanted to find someone who would listen to me, and this was immediately the case with Emmanuel Hubert, General Manager of the Arkéa-Sasmic team. Emmanuel and I have known each other for years, and several times we came close to working together, but it never happened. This time was the right one. We got on very quickly. I was attracted by his sporting project, Arkéa-Samsic is a team that is constantly improving in terms of its staff, its equipment and its race programme. It is a team that has nothing to envy the World-Tour, as far as I am concerned. My profile as an attacker and team-mate for the leaders was what Emmanuel was looking for. And I was very quickly eager to work, to achieve individual and collective success for Arkéa-Samsic. In conclusion, I would simply say: I look forward to the 2022 season to start working with the team staff, my new teammates and the team leaders”.



Nicolas Edet, in brief


Born on 2 December 1987 in La Ferté-Bernard

8 participations in the Tour de France

2 participations in the Giro d’Italia

3 participations in the Tour of Spain

2013, 1st in the Grand Prix de la Montagne in the Tour of Spain

2016, 3rd in the Route du Sud

2018, 1st in the Tour du Limousin and winner of the 3rd stage

2018, 2nd in the Tour de l’Ain.

2019, Red jersey during one stage.

Emmanuel Hubert, General Manager
“Nicolas Edet embodies experience and dedication to his leaders. He is a good climber who can accompany riders like Nairo Quintana and Warren Barguil quite far in the big stage races on the calendar.  You never win by chance the best climber classification of the Vuelta, or the general classification of the Tour du Limousin, because Nicolas has, if I can express myself in this way, this double hat: the capacity to win races, or to realize great performances on an individual basis when he is entrusted with the role of a protected rider, but he also knows when the duty requires it to put himself at the service of the team as a whole. I think that Nicolas can very quickly become an important link in our group. His great experience of the professional cycling profession can also nourish our younger riders and help them to progress through his contact”.