Catherine Marsal

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Catherine Marsal
Personal information
Full name Catherine Marsal
Born (1971-01-20) January 20, 1971 (age 43)
Metz, France
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Team information
Current team retired
Major wins
UCI Individual Road Race (1990)
Giro d'Italia Femminile (1990)
Infobox last updated on
October 31, 2009

Catherine Marsal (born January 20, 1971 in Metz, Moselle) is a retired female racing cyclist from France. She has been World Champion four times and raced professionally around the world. At the age of 17 she was selected for the French Olympic Team for the first time. Since then she represented her native country at four Summer Olympics: 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000. Catherine Marsal retired from cycling in 2005 when she was recruited by Team SATS Cycling to become sports director for the Danish team. The team became number one on the UCI ranking. Catherine Marsal still resides in Copenhagen and holds a degree in global nutrition and health.

Accomplishments in cycling[edit]

Hour record[edit]

  • Former holder of the women's world hour record with 47.112 km. Catherine Marsal set the record in 1995, at sea level, in the Velodrome de Bordeaux, France.

World Champion[edit]

  • Gold, 1987, World Championship, Road, Juniors, Bergamo, Italy
  • Gold, 1988, World Championship, Track, Pursuit, Juniors, Odense, Denmark
  • Gold, 1990, World Championship, Road, Elite, Utsonomina, Japan
  • Gold, 1990, World Championship, Road, 50 km TTT, Elite, Stuttgart, Germany

Other World Championship results[edit]

  • Silver, 1987, World Championships, Track, pursuit, juniors, Dalmine, Italy
  • Silver, 1989, World Championships, Road, Elite, Chambéry, France
  • Silver, 1992, World Championships, Road, 50 km TTT, Elite, Benidorm, Spain
  • Silver, 1995, World Championships, Road, Elite, Duitama, Columbia
  • Silver, 1996, World Championships, Time trial, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Bronze, 1997, World Championships, Road, Elite, Saint Sebastian, Spain
  • Bronze, 1989, World Championships, TTT, Elite, Chambéry, France

National Champion[edit]

  • Gold, 1990, French National Championships Road, Elite
  • Gold, 1996, French National Championships Road, Elite
  • Gold, 1997, French National Championships Pursuit, Elite
  • Gold, 1997, French National Championships Track Points Race, Elite
  • Gold, 1997, French National Championships Track, ITT, Elite
  • Gold, 1999, French National Championships Track Points Race, Elite

Other National Championship results[edit]

  • Silver, 1989, French National Championships Track, Pursuit, Elite
  • Silver, 1993, French National Championships Road, Elite
  • Silver, 1995, French National Championships Track, Pursuit, Elite
  • Silver, 1995, French National Championships Track Points Race, Elite
  • Silver, 1995, French National Championships Road, Elite
  • Silver, 1995, French National Championships Track, ITT, Elite
  • Silver, 1999, French National Championships Track, ITT, Elite
  • Silver, 2000, French National Championships Road, Elite
  • Bronze, 1988, French National Championships Track Points Race, Elite
  • Bronze, 1988, French National Championships Track Points Race, Elite
  • Bronze, 1994, French National Championships Road, Elite
  • Bronze, 1996, French National Championships Track, Pursuit, Elite
  • Bronze, 1996, French National Championships Track Points Race, Elite
  • Bronze, 1997, French National Championships Road, Elite
  • Bronze, 2001, French National Championships Road, Elite

Tour victories[edit]

  • 1989 Winner, Tour de Bretagne, France
  • 1989 Winner, Tour of Texas, US.
  • 1989 Winner, Crono de L’Quest, France
  • 1989 Winner, Tour du Finistere, France
  • 1989 Winner, Circuit des Vignes, France
  • 1989 Winner, Tour de Canton du Perreux, France
  • 1990 Winner, Giro D’Italia, Italy
  • 1990 Winner, Tour of the European Union, EU
  • 1990 Winner, Tour of Texas, US
  • 1990 Winner, Tour de L’Aude, France
  • 1990 Winner, Tour of Norway, Norway
  • 1994 Winner, Tour de L’Aude, France
  • 1996 Winner, Ronde d’Aquitaine, France

Other tour results[edit]

  • 1991 2nd place, Tour de L’Aude, France
  • 1994 2nd place, Tour de Bretagne, France
  • 1998 2nd place, Trophée Internation de Saint-Amand-Montrond, France
  • 2000 2nd place, Boucles Nontronnaises, France
  • 2002 2nd place, Thüringen-Rundfahrt, Germany
  • 1996 3rd place, Tour de L’Aude, France
  • 1998 3rd place, Tour de L’Aude, France
  • 1998 3rd place, Fleche Wallone, Belgium
  • 1999 3rd place, Damesronde Van Drenthe, Holland
  • 2004 3rd place, GP des Nations, France

Stage victories[edit]

  • 1989 Stage winner, Hennebont, Mi Aout Bretonne, France
  • 1989 Stage winner, Fougeres, Mi Aout Bretonne, France
  • 1989 Stage winner, Tregunc, Mi Aout Bretonne, France
  • 1989 Stage winner, Time trial, Ptemy, Elan Breton, France
  • 1989 Stage winner, 1st stage, Tour du Finistere, France
  • 1989 Stage winner, 4th stage Time trial, Tour du Finistere, France
  • 1989 Stage winner, 5th stage, Tour du Finistere, France
  • 1989 Stage winner, 1st stage, Circuit des Vignes, France
  • 1989 Stage winner, 1st stage, Time trial, Tour de Canton du Perreux, France
  • 1990 Stage winner, 3rd stage, Tour of Texas, US
  • 1990 Stage winner, 1st stage, Tour de l’Aude, France
  • 1990 Stage winner, 6th stage, Tour de l’Aude, France
  • 1990 Stage winner, 8th stage, Tour de l’Aude, France
  • 1990 Stage winner, 6th stage, Tour of Norway, Norway
  • 1990 Stage winner, 7th stage, Tour of Norway, Norway
  • 1990 Stage winner, 1st stage, Giro d’Italia, Italy
  • 1990 Stage winner, 3rd stage, Giro d’Italia, Italy
  • 1990 Stage winner, 3rd stage, Tour of European Union, EU
  • 1990 Stage winner, Time trial, Saverne, Tour of European Union, EU
  • 1991 Stage winner, 3rd stage, Tour de la Drome, France
  • 1991 Stage winner, 1st stage, Canadian Tire, Canada
  • 1991 Stage winner, 1st stage, Ronde des Cigognes, France
  • 1991 Stage winner, 2nd stage Time trial, Ronde des Cigognes, France
  • 1991 Stage winner, 2nd stage, Team time trial, Three Days of Pattensen, Germany
  • 1991 Stage winner, 4th stage, Three Days of Pattensen, Germany
  • 1993 Stage winner, 8th stage, Tour de France, France
  • 1994 Stage winner, 8th stage, Tour de l’Aude, France
  • 1994, Stage winner, prologue, International Tour du Finistere, France
  • 1994, Stage winner, 1st stage, International Tour du Finistere, France
  • 1994, Stage winner, 4th stage, International Tour du Finistere, France
  • 1995, Stage winner, 6th stage, Tour de l’Aude, France
  • 1995, Stage winner, 6th stage, Tour de France, France
  • 1996, Stage winner, 1st stage, Ronde d’Aquitaine, France
  • 1996, Stage winner, 4th stage, Tour De l’Aude, France
  • 1997, Stage winner, 1st stage, Grand Prix du Clermontois, France
  • 1997, Stage winner, 2nd stage Time trial, Grand Prix du Clermontois, France
  • 1997, Stage winner, 2nd stage Time trial, G.P. de la Mutualité de la Haute-Garonne, France
  • 1997, Stage winner, 7th stage, Giro d’Italia, Italy
  • 1998, Stage winner, 3rd stage, Tour de l’Aude, France
  • 1998, Stage winner, 8th stage, Tour de l’Aude, France
  • 1999, Stage winner, 4th stage, Tour de Haute-Garonne, France
  • 2001, Stage winner, 2nd stage, Solano Bicycle Classic, US
  • 2001, Stage winner, 2nd stage, La Vuelta de Bisbee, US
  • 2001, Stage winner, 2nd stage, Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, US
  • 2002, Stage winner, 2nd stage, Tour de L’Aude, France
  • 2002, Stage winner, 1st stage, Vuelta Castilla Leon, France
  • 2002, Stage winner, 3rd stage, Tour de l’Aude, France
  • 2002, Stage winner, 3rd stage, Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, US

References[edit]