Alexandre Blain

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Alexandre Blain
Alexandre Blain (Motherwell).jpg
Blain in 2016
Personal information
Full name Alexandre Blain
Born (1981-03-07) 7 March 1981 (age 36)
Nice, France
Team information
Current team Madison Genesis
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist[1]
Professional team(s)
2008–2009 Cofidis
2010–2012 Endura Racing
2013–2014 Team Raleigh
2015 Team Marseille 13 KTM[2]
2016– Madison Genesis

Alexandre Blain (born 7 March 1981 in Nice) is a French road bicycle racer. He started cycling for his local mountain bike club in his hometown of Peillon in 1997, riding in downhill mountain biking before switching to cross-country.[1] He was a member of UCI ProTeam Cofidis and Continental teams Endura Racing and Team Raleigh.[3] In November 2015 he was announced as a member of the Madison Genesis squad for 2016.[4]

Major results[edit]

2005
1st, Stage 4, Volta a Lleida
2006
2nd, National Points Race Championship
2007
1st, Overall, Tour du Loir-et-Cher
1st, Boucles Catalanes
1st, Stage 2, Tour de Gironde
1st, Stage 5, Ronde de l'Oise
2008
7th, Châteauroux Classic[5]
8th, Grand Prix de Denain[6]
2011
1st, Overall, Tour de Normandie
1st Stage 7
3rd, Tallinn-Tartu GP
6th Paris–Bourges[7]
7th Druivenkoers Overijse[8]
2012
1st Maldon Dengie Tour
1st Rutland-Melton Cicle Classic
3rd Overall Mi-Août Bretonne
3rd Beverbeek Classic
4th Omloop van het Waasland[9]
2013
2nd Overall Tour de Normandie
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 3
2014
1st British Cycling Elite Circuit Series[10]
5th Otley Grand Prix[11]
5th Stockton Festival of Cycling Criterium[12]
6th Colne Grand Prix[13]
6th Sheffield Grand Prix[14]
8th Beverley Grand Prix[15]
1st Severn Bridge Road Race[16]
4th Circuit of the Fens[17]
5th Stafford GP[18]
7th Eddie Soens Memorial[19]
2016
1st Round 10 - Portsmouth, Tour Series[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Manning-Ohren, Jenni (20 April 2014). "Interview Alex Blain – Winner 2012". Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Clarke, Stuart (19 November 2014). "La Pomme Marseille team up with KTM". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Blain finds new home at Raleigh in 2013". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Wynn, Nigel (18 November 2015). "Mark Cavendish to coach young Madison-Genesis riders". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Résultats Coupe de France - Châteauroux Classic de l'Indre". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "GP de Denain". L'Équipe. Éditions Philippe Amaury. 17 April 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Smith, Sophie (7 October 2011). "Hayman takes Paris–Bourges". Cycling Central. Special Broadcasting Service. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Results - Cycling - Road 2011: Men Elite Druivenkoers - Overijse (BEL/1.1)". UCI.ch. Infostrada Sports; Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Full Result: Blain 4th for Endura Racing at Omloop Van Het Waasland". VeloUK. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (30 July 2014). "Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor) wins Wales Open Criterium, while Alex Blain (Team Raleigh) wins overall series". British Cycling. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (2 July 2014). "Blythe victorious in Property Development Otley Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Swarbrick, Guy (21 July 2014). "Atkins wins Stockton Velo29-Altura Town Centre Races". British Cycling. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Swarbrick, Guy (16 July 2014). "Rapha Condor JLT's Graham Briggs wins 2014 Elite Circuit Series Colne Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kristian House (Rapha Condor-JLT) wins penultimate round of the 2014 British Cycling Elite Circuit Series". British Cycling. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Swarbrick, Guy (18 July 2014). "Mike Northey (Madison Genesis) wins latest round of the 2014 British Cycling Elite Circuit Series". British Cycling. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Alex Blain wins Severn Bridge Road Race". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  17. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (27 July 2014). "Adam Blythe (NFTO Pro Cycling) wins the 2014 Vericool for Schools Circuit of the Fens". British Cycling. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  18. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (2 August 2014). "Morgan Kneisky (Team Raleigh) wins 2014 Stafford Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "53rd Eddie Soens Memorial Cycle Race". British Cycling. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Round Ten, Portsmouth, Results". Tour Series. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 

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