The 26 years old Montreal native, who started his sport career as an Ice-Hockey player has an impressive palmares:
He was 3rd in 2010 at the under 23 Road World championships, in a tight sprint with Michael Matthews, John Degenkolb and Taylor Phinney.
Among his main achievements are a 2nd place at the Ronde van Drenthe, 3rd at the Tro-Bro Léon and multiple stage victories at the Tour de Beauce.
He began his career at SpiderTech-C10 (Canada's first Pro cycling team) and had since raced at the World-Tour level with the Italian Cannondale Pro Cycling Team and most recently with the American Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies Continental team.
"Guillaume brings a degree of talent and a proven ability to perform at the highest levels" explains Cycling Academy Team manager Ran Margaliot. "Signing him is an important step forward in our journey towards the world's highest levels".
"The experience of riding some of the great classics and grand tours is hard to quantify but how worthy" he says. After some hard luck with folding teams, he found himself riding mainly in America so he was delighted to get an offer From Academy to be its leading sprinter. " I am really proud and honoured to take part of this great project" he said and expressed his desire to come back to racing in Europe and work with the team new head sports director Nicki Sorensen.
"He is a fast and successful sprinter with already a wide experience although his young age" said the Academy's Head-Sports Director Sorensen "He will play an important role in boosting our team performance" he said.
Sylvan Adams, the Canadian Board of Directors member of Cycling Academy Team was delighted by the signing:
"Guillaume is a real talent with outstanding leadership qualities. He can be a rouleur, a breakaway rider, and also a sprinter/finisher, both to win races and to support teammates. He will be a great asset to Cycling Academy and will help develop and promote cycling in Israel as well. Bienvenue Guillaume. Kol Hakavod!"
Cycling Academy had recently announced its intention to become Israel's first ever team to compete in a Gran-Tour by 2018.
The team is expected to make more signing announcements in the upcoming days.
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