And their lead rider, Frenchman Sandy Casar, is looking at a memorable start tomorrow. He will be celebrating his 28th birthday racing in Malaysia for the first time since turning professional in 1999.
I want to race in a hot country, said Casar, whose best performance last year was a sixth place in the Giro d'Italia.
In France, we have early season races that I don't really like.
I know that 1,300km of cycling in Malaysia is a better way to gear up for the new season.
I hear that the LTdL is a very well organised race and the stages aren't flat, which is good for me. I want to be in good form when the European season kicks off in March.
Casar is known as a climber and he should enjoy the third stage in Cameron Highlands. He was the winner of the Route du Sud in the Pyrenees in 2005.
Besides Casar, the others riders of the team are Kiwi Tim Gudsell, Swede Johan Lindgren, South African Ian McLeod and Frenchmen Lilian Jegou and Fabien Patanchon.
Française des Jeux are one of the five Pro Tour sides in the LTdL. The others are Bouygues Telecom, Credit Agricole, AG2R and Unibet.com.