Christophe Moreau

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Christophe Moreau Road cycling
Christophe Moreau 2007
Christophe Moreau 2007
To person
Date of birth April 12, 1971
nation FranceFrance France
discipline Street
Driver type Tour driver
height 186 cm
Racing weight 71 km
End of career 2010
1998-1999 Anabolic steroids
Team (s)
Chazal-MBK ( Stagiaire )
Crédit Agricole
Ag2r Prévoyance
Caisse d'Epargne
Most important successes

Overall evaluation Criterium du Dauphiné Libére 2001, 2007

Christophe Moreau (born April 12, 1971 in Vervins , Département Aisne ) is a former French cyclist .

Athletic career

At the age of 17 he became the French amateur team pursuit champion . At the UCI Road World Championships in 1994 he won the silver medal in the team time trial with the French team .

Moreau received his first contract with an international cycling team in 1995 with the Festina team. A year later, Moreau drove his first Tour de France as assistant to overall runner-up Richard Virusque and finished 75th overall. A year later he finished the 1997 as 19th in the overall ranking.

The 1998 Tour de France had to end Moreau in the course of the scandal known as the Festina affair , as the team was excluded after the 7th stage, as systematic doping could be proven for years. The French Cycling Federation banned Moreau from December 1998 to April 1999.

After his suspension, he made a successful comeback: He finished 27th in the 1999 Tour de France . A year later he missed the podium of the Tour de France with a fourth place by half a minute . After 2001 he the Criterium du Dauphine Libere won, he won at the 2001 Tour de France the prologue and was the first winner of the yellow jersey . After he finished fourth behind Lance Armstrong , Jan Ullrich and Beloki on the first difficult mountain stage to Alpe d'Huez , Moreau had to give up on the 12th stage.

At the end of 2001 the Festina team withdrew from cycling and Moreau switched to Crédit Agricole . The start with the new team did not go as well as hoped, because Moreau could not finish the Tour de France 2002 either: After several falls, he did not start the 16th stage.

At the Tour de France 2003 he was overall eighth. He also won the Dunkirk Four Days . He finished the 2004 Tour de France in twelfth place overall. At the subsequent Summer Olympics in 2004 , he was eleventh in the individual time trial . He also won the overall ranking of the Tour du Languedoc-Roussillon .

For the 2006 season, Christophe Moreau moved to the French UCI ProTeam ag2r Prévoyance . There he became French road cycling champion in 2007 and won the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré with two stage wins.

After two years at ag2r, Moreau joined the Agritubel team in 2008 . Since the team was not invited to the Critériums du Dauphiné Libéré , he could not repeat his overall victory. He gave up the Tour de France 2008 after the 7th stage, in 2009 and 2010 he finished 27th and 20th.

Christophe Moreau ended his career at the end of the 2010 season.



Tour de France placements

Grand Tour 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Maglia Rosa Giro d'Italia
Yellow jersey Tour de France 75 19th DNF 27 4th DNF DNF 8th 12 11 7th 37 DNF 27 20th
Red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend: DNF: did not finish , abandoned or withdrawn from the race due to timeout.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ German Cycling Association of the GDR (ed.): The cyclist . No. 41/1988 . Berlin, S. 8 .