Cofidis renews title sponsorship of its men’s, women’s, and paracycling teams through 2028

With this new agreement, Cofidis will have sponsored the men's team for 32 years and the women's squad for seven, making it the longest-serving title sponsor in professional cycling.

One of the professional cycling industry’s oldest title sponsors, Cofidis has announced its continued support as a title sponsor to its men’s, women’s, and paracycling teams through 2028.

With this new agreement, the firm will have sponsored the men’s team for 32 years and the women’s squad for seven, making it the longest-serving title sponsor in professional cycling.

The consumer credit company, which was already signed as title sponsor through 2025, has now agreed to sponsor all three teams for an additional three seasons. Cofidis has stated that it hopes to move its women’s outfit up to the Women’s WorldTour and reach closer to the top 10 in the Men’s WorldTour in the upcoming three-year cycle. By the end of 2025, there will be another round of promotion and relegation.

Gilles Sauret, President of Cofidis Group, said, “There is a history and a strong internal attachment between Cofidis and cycling that makes our teams proud. From the beginning, our values have echoed those of this sport. Following in the path of our riders, cycling is a reality for many of our employees, whether in commuting or leisure. We regularly notice the enthusiasm the riders arouse in the company, as was the case during the two stage victories experienced in the last Tour de France. By renewing our commitment, we are committed to continuing this story, which is now part of the history of our brand.”

While the Men’s WorldTeam has been competing since 1997 and is one of cycling’s most illustrious teams, the Cofidis women’s squad is just in its third season of participation. Formerly home to luminaries such as Bobby Julich, Frank Vandenbroucke, and David Millar, the team has also supported its homegrown players, like Nacer Bouhanni and Victor Lafay.

Historically, following Sylvain Chavanel’s Tour de France stage triumph in 2008, the team went through a 15-year drought in the season’s biggest race, before Lafay and Ion Izagirre both won stages last year.

Cofidis Group, General Manager, Cédric Vasseur, said, “This start of the season does not live up to our expectations but I want to thank the whole team for their commitment to each of the races. I am convinced that like this extension, good news and successes will quickly return. Having visibility until 2028 is an opportunity to build in the long term, retain riders and strengthen our team.”

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