Jean-Christophe Péraud

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Jean-Christophe Péraud
Tour de l'Ain 2014 - Stage 1 - Jean-Christophe Péraud.jpg
Peraud at the 2014 Tour de l'Ain.
Personal information
Full name Jean-Christophe Péraud
Born (1977-05-22) 22 May 1977 (age 37)
Toulouse, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Team information
Current team Ag2r-La Mondiale
Discipline Mountain bike and Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
  • 2010
  • 2011–
Major wins
Stage races
Critérium International (2014)
Single-day races
National Time Trial Championships (2009)
Infobox last updated on
31 March 2014

Jean-Christophe Péraud (born 22 May 1977 in Toulouse) is a French cyclist and was a member of the French team at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

Competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing he won the silver medal in the cross-country race.[1] In June 2009 he became the surprise winner of the French National Time Trial Championship.[2] This led to him being signed by UCI ProTour team Omega Pharma-Lotto for the 2010 season, to increase its time-trialing presence in stage races.

Péraud currently rides for Ag2r-La Mondiale with whom he achieved second place in the 2011 Criterium International and ninth place overall in that year's Tour de France. He crashed out in the final week of the 2013 Tour de France during the time trial, falling in a slippery late-apex corner, in the same spot his family had gathered to cheer him on, with less than two kilometers to go, riding with a non-displaced fractured collarbone sustained in a prior crash the very same morning. Péraud had again been placed ninth on the general classification before the incident. According to cyclingnews.com, Péraud responded in a composed manner concerning the incident:[3]

"I didn't feel that I was taking too many risks, I was descending as I know how but I was surprised by the corner. It's part of sport. I'm okay and it's only a broken collarbone. It will be a relief to get home, and we'll think about my next objective when my body recovers.”

In 2014, Péraud won the Critérium International in March. He also recorded top-five finishes in the Tirreno-Adriatico, Volta ao Algarve, and Tour of the Basque Country.[4] Péraud followed this up with a strong performance in the 2014 Tour de France, where he finished in second place overall. He and Thibaut Pinot became the first Frenchmen to make the podium of the Tour de France since 1997.

Palmares[edit]

2009
1st MaillotFra.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd Chrono des Herbiers
2010
4th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
9th Overall Paris–Nice
2011
2nd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
4th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes et de la Vienne
6th Overall Paris–Nice
6th Overall Critérium International
7th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
7th Overall Tour of Beijing
8th Overall Tour de l'Ain
9th Overall Tour de France
10th Tour du Doubs
2012
4th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes et de la Vienne
7th Overall Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco
2013
2nd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st Stage 4
3rd Overall Paris–Nice
5th Overall Critérium International
6th Overall Tour de Romandie
2014
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Critérium International
2nd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st Stage 5
2nd Overall Tour de France
3rd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
5th Overall Tour de l'Ain[5]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 9 44 WD 2
red jersey Vuelta 39

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

Other major stage races[edit]

Race 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Paris–Nice 8 6 90 3  –
Tirreno–Adriatico  –  –  –  – 4
Volta a Catalunya  –  –  –  –  –
Tour of the Basque Country 4 60 4 17 3
Tour de Romandie DNF 40 96 6 32
Critérium du Dauphiné DNS 7 68  – 37
Tour de Suisse  –  –  – 13  –

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