Philippe Casado

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Philippe Casado
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Personal information
Full name Philippe Casado
Born (1964-02-01)February 1, 1964
Oujda, Morocco
Died January 21, 1995(1995-01-21) (aged 30)
Saint-Estève, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1986
1987–1992
1993
1994
Peugeot
Z
Gan
Jolly Componibili
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[edit]

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)

Notable results[edit]

1986
  • 2nd of the 2nd stage of the Tour du Limousin.
  • 3rd of the 1st stage of the Milk Race.
1987
1988
  • 1st of the 1st stage of the Milk Race and with a 3rd in the 12th stage.
  • 2nd Awards Quillan and Le Havre.
1989
1990
1991
  • 1st Prize Quillan.
  • 2nd of the 4th stage sector of the Tour de Romandie.
  • 3rd in the Prix d'Alès.
1992
1993

He also participated in the Tour de France for four years, finishing 129th in 1988. 93rd in 1989, 87th in 1991, and 123rd in 1993.

Posthumous doping accusations[edit]

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. [1]

References[edit]

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