Neil Stephens

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Neil Stephens
Neil Stephens at Giro de Italia 2005 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Neil Stephens
Born (1963-10-01) 1 October 1963 (age 50)
Canberra, Australia
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992–1996
1997–1998
Peugeot-Michelin
Santini-Sierre
Ever Ready-Ammaco
Zero Boys
Caja Rural-Paternina
Artiach-Royal
Paternina sport
ONCE
Festina-Lotus
Managerial team(s)
2000–2001
2005–2006
2008–2010
2012–
Linda McCartney Racing Team
Liberty Seguros-Würth
Caisse d'Epargne
GreenEDGE
Infobox last updated on
1 April 2013

Neil Stephens (born 1 October 1963 in Canberra) is an Australian former road bicycle racer. He won the Australian national road race title in 1991 and 1994.[1]

He is a Tour de France stage winner and is a one of only 25 riders and the only Australian[citation needed] to have completed the three Grand Tours (Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España) in a calendar year. He was involved in the Festina doping scandal in 1998 Tour de France. He claimed that he took EPO but believed he was taking vitamin supplements intravenously.[2] On late 2007, Caisse d'Epargne announced that Neil Stephens would be the team's new sport director.[3]

Palmarès[edit]

1986
1st and Fastest Time Alex Roberts "100" Mile one day Classic Mount Gambier South Australia
1st, Overall, Herald Sun Tour
1988
1st, Stage 10, Milk Race
1990
1st, Stage 13, Herald Sun Tour
1st, Stage 5, Volta a Portugal
1991
MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championship
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1992
1st, Trofeo Calvia (Vuelta a Mallorca)
1993
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Stage 3, Bicicleta Vasca
1994
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1995
MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championship
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Overall, Tasmania Summer Tour
1st, Prologue & Stage 3
1996
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Andalucía
1st, Stage 5, Tour of the Basque Country
1997
1st, Stage 17, Tour de France
1998
1st, Stages 3 & 5, Tasmania Summer Tour

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