Christophe Brandt

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Christophe Brandt
Christophe Brandt 2005 (DAVITAMON-LOTTO).jpg
Brandt in 2005
Personal information
Full name Christophe Brandt
Born (1977-05-06) 6 May 1977 (age 37)
Liège, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2000 Saeco Macchine per Caffè-Valli & Valli
2001–2010 Lotto-Adecco
Infobox last updated on
21 June 2007

Christophe Brandt (born 6 May 1977 in Liège) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer. He started his career with Saeco, but after one year he transferred to Lotto and stayed there for the rest of his career. In the early 2000s he was a good rider in the big rounds, like a 14-th place in the giro and 33the in the Tour de France. In 2004, he returned a positive test for methadone. He believed the test was a result of a tainted nutritional supplement that he had taken to cure a liver problem. The chemist who had prepared Brandt's prescription confirmed he had been working with methadone on the same day he had preprared Brandt's presciprtion. This did not satisfy Brandt's team management, who fired him. However, later in the year the Belgian Cycling Federation exonerated Brandt, and his Lotto team rehired him. He stayed with them for the remainder of his career before retiring from competition in 2010. Now he's going to train young riders at the Walloon Cycling department.

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