Groupama-FDJ re-sign veteran for 18th season in a row

Age weighs heavy on some pro riders, but not on Mathieu Ladagnous who is set to break a record as he will begin his 18th season with Grouapama - FDJ in 2023 following today's announcement from the French team.

Ladagnous, 37 years of age, has been racing with the French structure since 2006 and has witnessed it's entire World Tour history. Throughout his stay he's raced alongside the likes of Philippe Gilbert and Frédéric Guesdom in the classics in the 2000's, has helped the likes of Nacer Bouhanni and Arnaud Démare in the sprints, and has became a loyal domestique for Thibaut Pinot in his prime - before now having a support role for David Gaudu and Stefan Küng in their respective goals.

Ladagnous has signed a one-year contract into 2023. This season he has not been a part of any Grand Tour but has nevertheless raced a total of 45 race days, and is still set to compete in the Italian Autumn classics in the coming weeks.

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