|Full name||Félicia Ballanger|
June 12, 1971 |
|Infobox last updated on
September 5, 2008
Félicia Ballanger is one of two children. Her mother named her Félicia after the Italian Tour de France winner Felice Gimondi and her brother, Frédéric, after the Spanish winner, Federico Bahamontes).
Ballanger was at first both a cyclist and a handball player. For cycling she was a member of Vendée la Roche Cycliste.
She came fourth in her first world championship and again the following year, 1992, at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. She crashed the following year, breaking a collarbone and having her thigh pierced by a splinter from the velodrome.
Her first world championship medal came the following season. She took silver in the sprint. Trained by Daniel Morelon, the former world sprint champion, she won her first world championships in 1995, winning the 500 m time-trial and the sprint. She won both again in the four following years. She also won the Olympic sprint medal at Atlanta.
- 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 1st sprint
- 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 1st 500m
- 1994 2nd sprint
- 1988 1st junior sprint
- Sprint: 1992, 1994...
- Youth sprint : 1986
- 500m 35"811 3 July 1993 Hyères
- 500m 35"190 28 July1993 Bordeaux
- 500m 34"604 3 July 1994 Hyères
- 500m 34"474 22 July 1994 Colorado Springs
- 500m 34"017 29 September Bogota
- 500m 34"010 29 August1998 Bordeaux
- Félicia Ballanger profile at Cycling Archives