|Full name||Philippe Casado|
February 1, 1964|
|Died||January 21, 1995
|Infobox last updated on
March 30, 2014
Philippe Casado (February 1, 1964–January 21, 1995) was a French professional road bicycle racer. Born in Oujda, Morocco, he was professional from 1986 until his death in 1995 and had 3 victories. He died in Saint-Estève.
Teams raced for
Casado raced for four different teams during his career
- 1986: Peugeot-Shell - Velo Talbot (France)
- 1987 to 1992: Z (France) (Team was Z-Peugeot from 1987–1989)
- 1993: Gan (France)
- 1994: Jolly Componibili - Cage 1994 (Italy)
- 2nd of the 2nd stage of the Tour du Limousin.
- 3rd of the 1st stage of the Milk Race.
- 1st of the 2nd stage of the Étoile de Bessèges and a 3rd place in the prologue.
- 3rd of the 5th stage of Kellogg's Tour of Britain and the 2nd stage of the Milk Race.
- 1st of the 1st stage of the Milk Race and with a 3rd in the 12th stage.
- 2nd Awards Quillan and Le Havre.
- 1st Prize Quillan.
- 2nd of the 4th stage sector of the Tour de Romandie.
- 3rd in the Prix d'Alès.
- 3rd in the Prix de Dijon.
Posthumous doping accusations
In 2007, at a forum on the legal issues of testing for performance enhancing drugs, Greg LeMond told a story about a former teammate who had left his team at the time, Gan, in favor of an Italian team that would provide access to doping products. Although LeMond did not mention Casado by name, the events describe Casado perfectly. LeMond suggested that Casado's death was the reason he retired from cycling.