Roger Legeay

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Roger Legeay
Personal information
Full name Roger Legeay
Born (1949-08-08) August 8, 1949 (age 65)
Beaufay, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider & Manager
Professional team(s)
1973
1974
1975
1976-1978
1979-1981
1982
Flandria-Carpenter
Maniglace-Juaneda
Jobo-Wolber
Lejeune-BP
Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
Infobox last updated on
16 August 2008

Roger Legeay (born 8 August 1949, Beaufay[1]) is a French former professional racing cyclist and cycling team manager.

Biography[edit]

Legeay was the manager of the Peugeot cycling team in its final year of existence in 1986. In 1987, he created the Vétements Z-Peugeot team as a continuation of the Peugeot cycling team, which he managed until 2008. During its existence, due to changes in sponsorship, the team was renamed Z-Peugeot (1988–89), Z-Tomasso (1990), Z (1991–92), GAN (1993–96) and Crédit Agricole (1997-2008). Legeay's team is best remembered for being the team which the American cyclist Greg LeMond rode for when he won the Tour de France in 1990. The team disbanded at the end of the 2008 season when Crédit Agricole ended their sponsorship. He was vice-president of the French Cycling Federation too.

Legeay finished 84th in the 1980 Tour de France.

Doping[edit]

In 1974, Legeay tested positive for amphetamines at the Paris–Nice "race to the sun".[2]

In 2007 Legeay was involved in the founding of the Mouvement pour un cyclisme crédible, an organisation of teams and others involved in cycle racing promoting more rigorous standards regarding combating doping in the peloton. He became the movement's president and continued in this role after the disbanding of the Crédit Agricole team.[3]

Palmarès[edit]

1976
2nd Brette-les-Pins
3rd General Classification Quatre jours de Dunkerque
2nd Vailly-sur-Sauldre
3rd Vendôme
1977
2nd GP Ouest France
2nd Neufchatel-en-Bray
3rd Stage 5, Tour de Suisse, Fiesch
3rd Le Quillo
1978
2nd Camors
2nd Chauffailles
1st Fougères
2nd GP de Mauléon Moulins
3rd GP des Herbiers
2nd Lannion
2nd Neufchatel-en-Bray
1st Stage 4, Tour de Romandie, Montreux
1st Stage 2, Circuit de la Sarthe
1979
3rd Camors
3rd Châteauroux - Classic de l'Indre
2nd Plessala, Plessala
1st Agon-Coutainville
1980
1st Cholet-Pays de Loire
2nd Circuit des genêts verts
1st GP de Mauléon Moulins
3rd Ploërdut
2nd Tour de Vendée
2nd Stage 1, Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 3, Circuit de la Sarthe
2nd Maël-Pestivien
1st Josselin
2nd Changé
1981
1st Cholet-Pays de Loire
1st GP de Mauléon Moulins
1st Lisieux, Criterium, Lisieux
2nd Chateau-Chinon
2nd Pointe-à-Pitre
1982
1st Rouen
2nd Joeuf

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