Jérémy Roy

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Jérémy Roy
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Personal information
Full name Jérémy Roy
Born (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 (age 30)
Tours, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team FDJ.fr
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Breakaway specialist
Professional team(s)
2003– FDJeux.com
Major wins
Paris–Nice, 1 stage
Tour de France Combativity award (2011)
Infobox last updated on
9 February 2014

Jérémy Roy (born 22 June 1983) is a French professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam FDJ.fr.[1] He was named the most aggressive rider of the 2011 Tour de France after escaping into breakaways on many stages and continuously attacking from inside the breakaway.

Biography[edit]

Born in Tours, Roy turned professional with FDJeux.com in 2004. During his early career, he continued his studies at the French National Institute of Applied Sciences in Rennes, and graduated in 2007 in mechanical and automated engineering. Despite splitting his time between studying and cycling, Roy still finished 4th in the Tour de Picardie and won the young rider competition in 2006. Also in 2006, he finished 4th in the Châteauroux Classic de l'Indre, then 4th in the Grand Prix de Plumelec Morbihan in 2007 and 5th in the Route du Sud in 2008.

Roy gained his first professional victory on 12 March 2009, when he won stage 5 of Paris–Nice, beating his breakaway companion Thomas Voeckler in a sprint. The following year he won the Tro Bro Leon, performed well in the Fleche Wallonne and finished third in the prologue of the Tour de Romandie.

He won his first race of 2011, the Grand Prix La Marseillaise Open in late January. He began the 2011 Tour de France by attacking on the 1st stage, and again on stage 4, winning the award for most combatative rider for that stage. Roy came agonisingly close to winning stage 13, finishing third after being caught with 2.5 km to go, by Thor Hushovd and David Moncoutié, after a challenging pursuit in the final kilometres. He did, however, gain enough points to take the lead in the classification for the Polka Dot Jersey, and the combativity award once more. He also got in a break on the final stage and spent over 700 km of the race in breakaways.

Palmarès[edit]

2003
2nd European Under-23 Road Race Championships
2005
6th Tour du Doubs
6th Route Adélie
9th Tour de Vendée
10th GP d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
2006
4th Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Young rider classification
4th Châteauroux Classic
2007
4th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
8th Cholet-Pays de Loire
9th Tour du Doubs
2008
5th Route du Sud
2009
1st Stage 5 Paris–Nice
2010
1st Tro-Bro Léon
2nd Duo Normand (with Anthony Roux)
10th Tour du Finistère
2011
1st GP d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
Tour de France
Held Jersey polkadot.svg King of the Mountains Jersey, Stage 13
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stages 4 and 13
Jersey red number.svg Super Combativity award
1st Duo Normand (with Anthony Roux)
2nd National Time Trial Championships
8th Chrono des Nations
2012
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
9th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
2013
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Critérium International
2nd National Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
4th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
2014
6th Overall Étoile de Bessèges

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro 82
Yellow jersey Tour 121 46 142 85 66 126
red jersey Vuelta 82 122 104

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

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