Eric Caritoux

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Eric Caritoux
Eric Caritoux

Éric Caritoux (born August 16, 1960 in Carpentras , France ) is a former French cyclist . His professional career lasted from 1983 to 1994.


Éric Caritoux was discovered by Jean de Gribaldy in 1982 at the Tour du Vaucluse , open to amateurs and professionals , which Caritoux won. His greatest success was the surprising victory in the overall classification of the Vuelta a España in 1984 , including the stage win on the 7th stage. He won this tour with a minimal lead of 6 seconds over the Spaniard Alberto Fernández . As a professional, he achieved a total of 22 victories.

In October 1986, during a trial against 19 racing drivers from the north of France in Laon , Caritoux admitted the use of amphetamines was prohibited.

More Achievements

Individual evidence

  1. a b Pascal Sergent: Encyclopédie illustrée des coureurs français depuis 1869 . Éditions de Eecloonaar, Eeklo 1998, ISBN 90-74128-15-7 , p. 133 (French).
  2. Ralf Meutgens (ed.): Doping in cycling. Delius Klasing, Bielefeld 2007, ISBN 978-3-7688-5245-6 , p. 261.