Arkéa-Samsic, High-Level Road Race Cycling Team.
Established in 2005 under the name Bretagne-Jean Floc’h, this elite-level cycling team went through many iterations before finally emerging as Arkéa-Samsic in 2019. The team’s name combines the main sponsors – Arkéa, a French banking group, and Samsic – a French business services company.
Although the team’s name may have seen plenty of flux, its competitive cycling results have followed a remarkably steady improvement. Indeed, they have recorded more victories and podiums every year since 2019. This year they already have 11 wins and 48 podiums, their best haul yet, and the year is nowhere near over.
This exciting growth in performance perhaps is no surprise, considering the team comprises some of the top performers in the sport. These include Nairo Quintana, Warren Barguil, and Nacer Bouhanni. Nairo Quintana, for example, is well known for having brought important successes to the team like the Tour de la Provence as well as the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var.
As it stands today, Arkéa-Samsic occupies the fifth spot in the world rankings and is the second-best team in France. However, as mentioned earlier, the team is on an amazing upward trajectory with great things surely on the horizon.