François Simon (cyclist)

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François Simon
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Simon at the 1993 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name François Simon
Born (1968-10-28) October 28, 1968 (age 45)
Troyes, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1991–1995
1996–1998
1999
2000-2002
Castorama
Gan
Crédit Agricole
Bonjour
Major wins
1999 French road race champion

François Simon (born October 28, 1968 at Troyes, France) is a former French professional road bicycle racer. He was professional from 1991 to 2002. He is the brother of Régis, Pascal and Jérôme, all professional cyclists. In the 2001 Tour de France, Simon wore the maillot jaune for three days and finished as best French finisher in that Tour. Other career highlights include a stage win in the 1992 Giro d'Italia, two stage wins in the Tour de l'Avenir, stage wins in Circuit de la Sarthe, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré and Paris–Nice as well as being road race champion of France in 1999.

Palmarès[edit]

1992
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 15
Mi-Août Bretonne
1999
Châteauroux — Classic de l'Indre
Dijon
 France national road race champion
2000
Ronde d'Aix-en-Provence
2001
Dijon
Dun le Palestel
Tour de France:
Wearing yellow jersey for three days
6th place overall classification

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