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Coralie Demay to rejoin FDJ-Suez in 2024 after 4 years away

Coralie Demay

After spending two productive seasons with St-Michel-Mavic-Auber 93, Coralie Demay is making a comeback to FDJ-SUEZ, rejoining them for the upcoming two seasons. Demay, 30, is no stranger to FDJ-SUEZ. Between 2017 and 2019, she was a key player for the team, winning the 2019 La Perigord Ladies.

Over the course of the year, Demay has displayed formidable prowess on the cycling track. She secured 2nd place at the Tour de Bretagne, alongside commendable positions in other tours such as the Tour de Normandy, Tour of the Pyrenees, Tour Down Under, and the RideLondon Classic. Additionally, her performance in the French Championship in Cassel was noteworthy. She finished 3rd in the time trial and 4th in the road event. Demay also left her mark in the Tour de France Femmes, earning 10th and 16th spots in the Albi and Pau time trial, respectively. Her recent achievement includes an 8th position in the general classification of the Tour de l’Ardèche.

The FDJ-SUEZ team is welcoming three other new recruits for the coming season: Lea Curinier, Nina Buijsman, and Alessia Vigilia. Yet, it is Demay’s return that has garnered considerable attention. Her previous tenure with the team, combined with her unparalleled achievements, makes her return highly anticipated.

Hailing from Nogent-sur-Marne, Demay has always been a force to be reckoned with, both on the track and on the road. Her accomplishments include being a multiple-time French track champion and securing the fifth position in the Tour of Chongming Island. Not to forget, her impressive stint at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where she not only represented France with pride but also set a new national record in the team pursuit.

Sharing her emotions on her return, Demay commented, “After being away for 4 years, coming back feels right. The team has seen immense growth since its World Tour days, and I am driven to contribute further to its ascent. Joining a WorldTour team, especially FDJ-SUEZ, is a dream come true.”

Stephen Delcourt, the General Manager of FDJ-SUEZ, mirrored her excitement. “Coralie’s return to the FDJ SUEZ team is monumental for us. Her aggressive approach to the sport, coupled with her time trial expertise, is invaluable. But it’s not just her sporting prowess that stands out; her exceptional character does too. Our team is elated to reunite with her, and we are confident this season will be unforgettable.”

Demay’s reentry into FDJ-SUEZ marks a significant phase in the team’s journey. Given her past records and undying passion for the sport, it’s evident she will bring immense value in the upcoming season.