Andrea Peron

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For the younger cyclist with the same name, see Andrea Peron (cyclist).
Andrea Peron
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Personal information
Full name Andrea Peron
Born (1971-08-14) August 14, 1971 (age 42)
Varese, Italy
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Domestique
Professional team(s)
1993
1994
1995-1996
1997-1998
1999
2000-2001
2002-2006
Gatorade
Polti
Motorola
La Française des Jeux
ONCE-Deutsche Bank
Fassa Bortolo
Team CSC
Infobox last updated on
December 23, 2006

Andrea Peron (born August 14, 1971 in Varese) is an Italian former professional road bicycle racer. Peron turned professional in 1993, riding for team Gatorade. He is best remembered for leading the sombre peloton across the finish line in the neutralised Stage 16 of the 1995 Tour de France, the day after the death of his team- and room-mate Fabio Casartelli in a fall.

He is a strong time trialist, with good results in the Italian championships, as well as a 5th place at the 1996 World Time-Trial Championships. From 2002 until his retirement in 2006, he was a domestique on Team CSC. In January 2010 he joined Garmin-Transitions as assistant general manager.

Drug use allegations[edit]

Before the 2004 Tour de France, rumours surfaced in the French newspaper Le Monde that Peron, alongside other riders, was still under suspicion for using doping following a police razzia in Sanremo, Italy in June 2001. This would block Andrea Peron from competing in the 2004 Tour de France, as the race organizers did not want any riders under with ongoing trials competing in their race. However, Peron's case had already been closed in December 2003.[1] He had been acquitted for having four painkillers containing caffeine, of which Andrea Peron had used none. The pills had a level of caffeine below the maximum limit allowed by the UCI, the governing body of cycling.[2] Indeed, Peron had already partaken in the 2003 Tour de France the year prior without any complications.

Career highlights[edit]

1994
Stage 8, Tour Dupont
Stage 3, Hofbräu Cup
Hamilton Classic
61st Overall, 1994 Tour de France
1995
Stage 2, Tour DuPont
Thrift Drug Classic
44th Overall, 1995 Tour de France
1996
Stage 1, Points Competition, and Overall, Vuelta a Castilla-Leon
Mountain competition, Three Days of De Panne
1997
56th Overall, 1997 Tour de France
1999
10th Overall, 1999 Tour de France
2001
 Italy Individual Time Trial Championship
2002
53rd Overall, 2002 Tour de France
2003
Firenze–Pistoia
54th Overall, 2003 Tour de France
2004
64th Overall, 2004 Tour de France

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (Danish) En dopingstorm i et glas vand, Berlingske Tidende, July 3, 2004
  2. ^ CyclingNews.com, news for February 5, 2002