Laurent Brochard

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Laurent Brochard
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Brochard in the 2007 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Laurent Brochard
Nickname la Brochette
Born (1968-03-26) March 26, 1968 (age 46)
Le Mans, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1992–1994
1995–1999
2000–2002
2003–2004
2005–2008
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stage (1997)
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Paris–Camembert (2001, 2003, 2005)
Critérium International (2003)
Tour de Pologne (2002)
Regio-Tour (2002)
Étoile de Bessèges (2004)

Laurent Brochard (born March 26, 1968 in Le Mans, France) is a retired professional road racing cyclist from France. In 1997 he won a stage of the Tour de France and became world road champion in San Sebastián, Spain.

Brochard was a runner and started cycling competitively at 19. He started with Castorama and became part of Festina cycling team. His role in Festina was super-domestique, supporting stars such as Richard Virenque but able to ride competitively when given the chance. He was implicated in the Festina scandal in the 1998 Tour de France.

After serving his suspension, Brochard joined Ag2r Prévoyance as leader and had successes in races such as Critérium International and Etoile de Béssèges. He then moved to Bouygues Télécom.

He is a fan of Belgian comic character Marsupilami, often wearing Marsupilami logo and clothing at races.

Major achievements[edit]

1991 – amateur
2 stage wins – Circuit Franco-Belge
1992 – Castorama
Stage win – Tour Méditerranéen
1993 – Castorama
Stage win – Tour Méditerranéen
1994 – Castorama
Overall – Tour du Haut-Var
Overall and 1 stage win – Regio-Tour
1995 – Festina
3 stage wins – Tour de l'Ain
1996 – Festina
Overall and 2 stage wins – Tour du Limousin
1997 – Festina
Arc en ciel.svg World Road Race Cycling Champion
Stage 9 – Tour de France
3 stage wins – GP Midi Libre
1998 – Festina
1 stage win – GP Midi Libre
1999 – Festina
Stage win – Vuelta a España
2000 – Jean Delatour
Paris–Bourges
Route Adelié
Stage win – Paris–Nice
Stage win – Critérium International
2001 – Jean Delatour
Paris–Camembert
Grand Prix de Villers-Cotterêts
Stage win – Circuit de la Sarthe
Coupe de France de cyclisme sur route
2002 – AG2R Prévoyance
Overall and 1 stage win – Tour de Pologne
Overall and 1 stage win – Regio-Tour
Stage win – GP Midi Libre
2003 – AG2R Prévoyance
Paris–Camembert
Overall and 1 stage win – Critérium International
Stage win – Trophée Castille et Leon
2004 – AG2R Prévoyance
Overall and 1 stage win – Étoile de Bessèges
Stage win – Circuit de la Sarthe
2005 – Bouygues Télécom
Paris–Camembert
5th overall – Tirreno–Adriatico
2006 – Bouygues Télécom
no wins
2007 – Bouygues Télécom
Mountains classificationTour de Romandie
Points classificationTour Down Under
Stage win – Tour de Luxembourg
2008 – Amateur
5th Place L'Etape du Tour 2008

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