Things have moved quickly for Julie Bego this August. Initially signed as a stagiare for the rest of the 2023 season, her win in Glasgow has seen her sign a new deal. The recently crowned junior World Champion will be turning professional with the Cofidis team next year. She had originally only agreed to a brief stint with them at the end of 2023 but now has her first professional year in the peloton confirmed.
Although various teams from France and other countries showed interest in her, the Cofidis team, especially Gaël Le Bellec and his crew persuaded her to join the French team. They’ve been tracking her progress for some time.
Beyond her World Champion title, Julie secured a win in the Bizkaikoloreak, a part of the Nations Cup held in Spain. She also clinched two victories in the Coupe de France N1: the BayWa.re Classique and the Boucles Guégonnaises. Some of her remarkable achievements include finishing second in the Tour du Gévaudan Occitanie, the Piccolo Trofeo Binda, both part of the Nations Cup, and also second in the Classic du Val of Morteau.
“I am particularly happy to join the Cofidis team as an intern. I very much appreciated my first contact with Gaël Le Bellec and Arthur Quilliec. Cofidis is the team that believed in me the most. I was also very touched by the fact that the team accepted that I continue my studies. In parallel with cycling, I spent the second year of the preparatory class integrated into the Polytech engineering school in Chambéry. On the road, I’m more of a climber-puncher, I like long climbs and time trials too. I can’t wait to discover the professional world, to meet my new teammates and to wear this beautiful jersey!”Julie Bego
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