FDJ-SUEZ has officially parted ways with five of its female cyclists, according to a recent social media announcement from the team. The outgoing riders include Clara Copponi, Victorie Guilman, Emilia Fahlin, Stine Borgli and Maëlle Grossetête. The team expressed gratitude towards the quintet, praising their significant contributions to the team’s development, their dedication and professionalism.
For Copponi and Guilman, plans for the 2024 season are already in place. Copponi has secured a two-year contract with Lidl-Trek, whilst Guilman will join the smaller Continental squad St Michel-Mavic-Auber93. However, the future remains uncertain for the other three riders. Fahlin, Borgli, and Grossetête have not yet found teams for 2024, leaving questions open as to where they will land.
Among the departing riders, Emilia Fahlin is a prominent name in women’s cycling. The 34-year-old Swedish rider boasts a career highlighted by wins at events such as the Crescent Women World Cup Vårgårda and multiple stages at Le Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l’Ardèche. She also finished fourth at the 2018 World Championships in Innsbruck.
As for the other two riders without confirmed contracts, the 33-year-old Borgli had notable finishes, including twelfth place in the Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs this past season. She also won the Ronde van Burgos in 2019. The 25-year-old Grossetête has also shown promise, finishing twelfth in the Ronde van Drenthe and twentieth in Le Samyn Dames this year.