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Right, here we go! This is the Frenchness Ranking of the Groupama FDJ team:

French guys in some random unsorted order.
Swiss guys, with Reichenbach being the most French.
Duchesne. Yes, I'm ranking him above some of the Europeans, because he's from Quebec!
Guarnieri.
Geniets.
Dutch guys.
Stewart.
Ludvigsson.
Valter.
Konovalovas.
Scotson.

Please don't take my word for it.
 
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Right, here we go! This is the Frenchness Ranking of the Groupama FDJ team:

French guys in some random unsorted order.
Swiss guys, with Reichenbach being the most French.
Duchesne. Yes, I'm ranking him above some of the Europeans, because he's from Quebec!
Guarnieri.
Geniets.
Dutch guys.
Stewart.
Ludvigsson.
Valter.
Konovalovas.
Scotson.

Please don't take my word for it.
This is a poor ranking.
 
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Right, here we go! This is the Frenchness Ranking of the Groupama FDJ team:

French guys in some random unsorted order.
Swiss guys, with Reichenbach being the most French.
Duchesne. Yes, I'm ranking him above some of the Europeans, because he's from Quebec!
Guarnieri.
Geniets.
Dutch guys.
Stewart.
Ludvigsson.
Valter.
Konovalovas.
Scotson.

Please don't take my word for it.
So you're not including the conti guys?
 
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I also think Démare, because the Frenchiest French are from Île-de-France, but FDJ have no! rider from Paris, if I see that correctly. Beauvais is not that far away, though, the other riders have been born further away.
There's also the flag thing.
One aspect counting against Démare is that he doesn't look French at all to me. Who would you pick to play a typical Frenchmen in a film you're directing? I would go with Brunel or Pinot.
Pinot is also a known French denomination, so it must be:
1. Démare. 2. Pinot. 3. Brunel.
 
Right, here we go! This is the Frenchness Ranking of the Groupama FDJ team:

French guys in some random unsorted order.
Swiss guys, with Reichenbach being the most French.
Duchesne. Yes, I'm ranking him above some of the Europeans, because he's from Quebec!
Guarnieri.
Geniets.
Dutch guys.
Stewart.
Ludvigsson.
Valter.
Konovalovas.
Scotson.

Please don't take my word for it.
Why Scotson the least French?

Based on his name he is probably of British descent, and at the very least, Australian culture was heavily influenced by the British culture, which was heavily influenced by the French culture due to the Norman invasion.

I think that makes him more French than Ludvigsson, Valter and Konovalovas.

I would probably rate Valter the least French because he is the only one on the list who doesn't speak an Indo-European language natively.
 
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