After the demise of the B&B Hotels project, Roxane Fournier was one of a number of riders left without a team. She has been able to find a new home at St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 for the 2023 season. It’s a return to the team for the French rider who rode with the then Big Mat-Auber93 team before they were at Continental level. Whilst with the team, she took a win at both the 2012 and 2013 Bretagne Ladies Tour.
Fournier has been riding for SD Worx for the last two seasons but chose to leave to ride with B&B Hotels for 2023. When that team ultimately didn’t see the light of day, she needed a new alternative. It’s a situation that Fournier has been in before with the Casa Dorada team struggling to get going at the start of the 2020 season. She ultimately moved mid-season to Chevalmeire before being picked up by SD Worx for 2021. Fournier is no stranger to top-level teams having also been a part of Movistar in 2019 and FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope in 2017-2018.
Her last win was in 2016, where she took 2 wins at La Route de France – a sort of precursor to the Tour de France Femmes. Despite the top step of the podium drought, Fournier has still been a consistent racer. She has scored a huge amount of top-10 finishes in that time, with 2022 her first year since 2010 without one due to the team dynamics and strength of SD Worx.
Now on St Michel-Mavic-Auber93, she should have a mixed role supporting the likes of Simone Boilard and Coralie Demay whilst also being able to race hard for herself as well. The team acquired Mavic naming sponsorship recently and looks to progress and ensure participation at the Tour de France Femmes for another season.