|Full name||Éric Berthou|
23 January 1980 |
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Current team||Team Raleigh–GAC|
|2004–2005||R.A.G.T. Semences–MG Rover|
|2006–2007||Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears|
Éric Berthou (born 23 January 1980 in Brest, Brittany) is a French professional road bicycle racer. Berthou started his career with Barloworld in 2003 before joining the French R.A.G.T. Semences–MG Rover team the following season, where he won a stage of Paris–Corrèze in 2004. When R.A.G.T. Semences closed at the end of 2005, Berthou joined the Spanish ProTour squad Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears.
In the spring of 2012, Berthou was in a solo breakaway in the Tro Bro Leon and observers thought he was in a good position to win until he faltered with fatigue during the last 10 kilometers, allowing Canadian Ryan Roth (SpiderTech–C10) to take the victory. Berthou finished 12th in that race, with the main chase group, 37 seconds behind the winner.
- 01/05/12 - Le Tour de Bretagne bascule à Dinan : Éric Berthou battu aux points face à Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
- Photo May 2012 "Éric Berthou sur le podium, entre Christian Marquet, maire de Lannion, et Jean-Yves Le Drian, président de Région. Photo Bernard Charmentray."
- CyclismActu "Dans le final, Éric Berthou a fait une bonification pour protéger la place de Romain Hardy"
- Quénet, Jean-François (2002-11-30). "Eric Berthou joins Team Barloworld". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-01-08.
- Quénet, Jean-François (2004-09-26). "Gilbert, Gerrans, De Kort and Berthou bring fresh air into cycling". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-01-08.
- "RAGT Semences bows out". Cyclingnews.com. 2005-10-05. Retrieved 2007-01-08.
- Quénet, Jean-François (15 April 2012). "Roth wins Tro-Bro Leon". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- Mignot, Alexandre (10 October 2013). "Eric Berthou met un terme à sa carrière pro" [Eric Berthou concludes his professional career]. Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar Agency SPRLS. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- Henrys, Colin (6 December 2013). "Tour de France legend Bernard Hinault becomes Team Raleigh patron". Roadcycling UK. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- Cyclingbase Palmarès (French)
- Éric Berthou at Trap-Friis.dk. Archive copy at the Wayback Machine (archived 24 May 2011)
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