01 August 2023

Arnaud Démare to wear the Arkéa-Samsic colours from 1 August 2023

Committed to the ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team for the next two seasons, Arnaud Démare will start the second half of the season in the red and black colours of Arkéa-Samsic.

Arnaud Démare :

“I signed up for the 2024 and 2025 seasons with ARKEA-B&B HOTELS, but I was able to terminate my contract with Groupama and FDJ by mutual agreement in order to join the Arkéa-Samsic team for the end of the 2023 season, starting on 1 August. I’d like to thank these two partners for releasing me from the last few months of my contract. It’s the best thing that could have happened to me to turn the page quickly and look to the future. I’m really looking forward to the end of the season with the Arkéa-Samsic team. I’m opening a new chapter in my career with a team that believes in me and motivates me. I’m determined to do well, and that’s what motivates me. Emmanuel Hubert’s speech was enthusiastic and motivating. I want to make a success of my debut as soon as possible under my new colours. I’m highly motivated.”

Emmanuel Hubert, General Manager

“Arnaud Démare will be joining us to race in our colours at the end of the 2023 season, because he wanted to give his career a new impetus as soon as possible. He has signed up for the next two seasons with us, and the aim will be to enable him to continue to add to his list of achievements under the Arkéa-Samsic and then ARKEA-B&B HOTELS jerseys, both in one-day events and in stage races, particularly the Tour de France. Arnaud is one of the best sprinters in the world, and has a strong record of 93 successes to his name. He will bring his charisma and aura to our squad, and should very quickly confirm his desire to make our colours shine in the races he will be contesting in red and black at the end of the season”.