Alexis Roche has signed for top French team Chambéry Cyclisme Formation according to a report on DirectVelo.com and will line up with the team from 1 July.
Roche, who is the younger brother of Nicolas and son of Stephen, currently races for Team Cycliste Azuréen in the south of France and has also raced for the Nicolas Roche Performance Team.
The team based in the Rhône-Alpes region are a feeder team for WorldTour team AG2R La Mondiale and amongst the riders who have previously raced with them are Romain Bardet, Maxime Bouet, Blaise Sonnery, Silvan Dillier and Guillaume Bonnafond.
Amongst Roche’s best results last season in France were two top ten placings in stages and 7th overall in the Tour Junior Causses-Aigoual-Cévennes and 19th in the Tour de la Région PACA Juniors.
In the Junior Tour of Ireland, racing in the colours of the NRPT-Magnet.ie team, Roche narrowly missed out on a stage win when he was outsprinted by his breakaway companion Gage Hecht on the final stage of the race. He finished the race in 17th place overall.