Juliette Labous rumoured to join FDJ-Suez in major transfer move

Juliette Labous

Juliette Labous is rumoured to be on the brink of a significant transfer to FDJ-Suez, according to multiple sources. The French rider, currently with Team DSM-Firmenich PostNL, is expected to finalise her move soon, strengthening FDJ-Suez’s position in the women’s peloton.

FDJ-Suez has had a strong season, highlighted by Grace Brown’s victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Brown, alongside climber Marta Cavalli and Danish all-rounder Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, has been a central figure for the team. However, with Cavalli and Ludwig likely to move on after their contracts expire in 2024, FDJ-Suez is poised for a major transformation.

Labous, ranked sixth in the UCI standings, is recognised as one of the premier climbers in the peloton. She made a notable impact with a fourth-place finish in the Tour de France Femmes two years ago and a second-place finish in last year’s Giro d’Italia Donne. Her potential addition to FDJ-Suez would create a formidable climbing trio alongside Évita Muzic, who has shown her promise with a stage win in La Vuelta Femenina and a second-place finish in the recent Vuelta a Burgos. Muzic’s contract with FDJ-Suez runs until the end of 2027, ensuring a strong partnership in the coming years.

FDJ-Suez’s interest in Labous reflects their strategy to build a powerful team for the major tours. With Labous, Muzic, and other talented riders, FDJ-Suez aims to become a dominant force in women’s cycling. Vollering’s rumoured move to FDJ-Suez further highlights the team’s ambitions, though the focus remains on Labous as the key signing.

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