Roxane Fournier returned this season to the St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 team after originally riding for them back in 2012 and 2013. Since then she’s ridden for some of the biggest teams in women’s cycling like FDJ, Movistar and SD Worx. This season, Fournier sprinted to 3rd on the last day of the Tour de Normandie Féminin, 5th at Omloop van het Hageland, 7th in GC at the Tour de Normandie and on the 4th stage of the Bretagne Ladies Tour. And a pair of WWT top-10s at the UAE Tour with 9th and 10th on the opening 2 days.
Her season came to an abrupt end with surgery needed for iliac artery endofibrosis after experiencing leg pain throughout the year. That effectively ruled her out for the rest of the 2023 season. Her results up until the break gave enough encouragement to the team that she could return stronger post-surgery in 2024.
“I am very pleased to renew my contract with St Michel – Mavic – Auber93 for the 2024 season. I have found a lot of pleasure and desire on the bike this year. For 2024, I want to regain my highest level by being 100% physically, proving to myself that I am still capable of achieving great things, winning races, and repaying the trust the team places in me.
I still have some personal objectives: to participate in my first Tour de France, but also to win a World Tour race. I always hope to bring my experience as best I can to the younger ones. The team has a great project, evolving every year. It’s making a name for itself, you can see the cohesion during the race, young talents can express and reveal themselves. I’m really proud to be a part of it.”Roxane Fournier
“The extension of Roxane’s contract is in line with the team’s development. Despite her iliac artery endofibrosis, she had a great 2023 season. After her upcoming surgery, we know she will come back stronger for 2024. She will be able to fully demonstrate that she has crossed a physical and mental threshold. She will be our leader in the classics and the sprint finishes.”Charlotte Bravard, St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 DS