François Simon (cyclist)

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François Simon

François Simon (born October 28, 1968 in Troyes ) is a former French cyclist . He is the younger brother of Régis , Pascal and Jérôme Simon , all three also former professional cyclists .

François Simon took part in the Tour de France ten times in a row between 1993 and 2002 . There he achieved his best placement in 2001 when he was sixth overall. At that time, on the eighth stage, a group of 13 drivers - Simon among them - managed to get out onto the main field for over 30 minutes. After the tenth stage he received in destination L'Alpe d'Huez , the yellow jersey of the leader and had at this time more than 20 minutes ahead of the later Tour winner Lance Armstrong . Simon was fierce and defended the yellow jersey after an individual time trial and the first stage in the Pyrenees, but was overtaken by the favorites on stage 13.


  • 1991–1995: Castorama (now Cofidis )
  • 1996–1998: GAN (from 1999 under the name Crédit Agricole )
  • 1999: Crédit Agricole
  • 2000-2002: Bonjour


  • 1992: Overall winner of the Mi-août Bretonne
  • 1992: Winner of the 5th and 11th stages of the Tour de l'Avenir
  • 1992: Winner of the 3rd stage of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes
  • 1992: Winner of the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia
  • 1993: Winner of the 1st stage of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes
  • 1993: Second in the Tour de l'Avenir
  • 1996: Winner of the 4th stage of the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
  • 1996: Winner of the 2nd stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
  • 1999: MaillotFra.PNGFrench road racing champion
  • 1999: Winner of the Critérium de Dijon
  • 1999: Winner of the Critérium de Châteauroux
  • 2000: Winner of the 6th stage from Paris – Nice
  • 2001: Sixth overall in the Tour de France


  1. a b c 88ème Tour de France

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