Geoffrey Soupe

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Geoffrey Soupe
Geoffrey Soupe TA 2011.jpg
Soupe at the 2011 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Soupe
Born (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 26)
Viriat, Ain, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team FDJ.fr
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006
2007–2008
2009–2010
VC Bressan (junior)
VC Vaulx-en-Velin (junior)
C.C. Etupes Le Doubs
Professional team(s)
2011– FDJ
Infobox last updated on
2 January 2014

Geoffrey Soupe (born 22 March 1988) is a French professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI ProTeam FDJ.fr.[1] Soupe was also the 2010 under-23 French national champion for the road race,[2] and finished second to Great Britain's Alex Dowsett in the European under-23 time trial championship.[3]

Born in Viriat, Ain, Soupe competed for the VC Bressan and VC Vaulx-en-Velin setups as a junior, and the C.C. Etupes Le Doubs squad as an amateur, before joining the FDJ professional team for the 2011 season as a neo-pro.[4] In his first race for the team, Soupe won the opening stage of La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon – beating Team Europcar's Anthony Charteau in a two-man sprint[5] – before finishing the race in eighth place overall.[6] Soupe later added a stage victory in the Tour Alsace,[7] before quitting the race the next day.[8]

Soupe made his Grand Tour début at the 2012 Giro d'Italia, taking a third place finish during the race's first mass-start stage in Herning, Denmark; a result that Soupe stated that he was "sorry" for, after he was supposed to be leading out the team's main sprinter Arnaud Démare, until he was caught up in a final-corner crash.[9]

Palmarès[edit]

2008
1st Overall, Tour du Béarn
2009
2nd, National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd Overall, Boucles de la Marne
3rd, National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
3rd, Souvenir Michel Roques
5th, Chrono des Herbiers
2010
1st MaillotFra.PNG National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd, European Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2011
1st, Stage 1, Tour Alsace
5th, GP de Pont á Marcq
8th Overall, La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st, Stage 1
2013
10th Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FDJ.fr (FDJ) — FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Gilson, Michael (22 August 2010). "France – Espoirs : Les réactions" [France – Prospects: The reactions]. Directvelo (in French) (Association Le Peloton). Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Simon (16 July 2010). "Dowsett wins gold at U23 European championships". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Limited). Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Gilson, Michael (18 August 2010). "Geoffrey Soupe néo-pro à la FDJ" [Geoffrey Soupe neo-pro at FDJ]. Directvelo (in French) (Association Le Peloton). Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Soupe claims opening stage". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 25 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Charteau wins overall in Gabon". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 30 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Gachet, Nicolas (27 July 2011). "Tour Alsace – Et. 1 : Classements" [Tour Alsace – Stage 1: Rankings]. DirectVélo (in French) (Association Le Peloton). Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Double success for Albert in Alsace". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 28 July 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Soupe "sorry" to have finished third in Giro d'Italia stage". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 7 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Geoffrey Soupe at Wikimedia Commons