Alexis Vuillermoz

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Alexis Vuillermoz
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Vuillermoz at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameAlexis Vuillermoz
NicknamePikachu
Born (1988-06-01) 1 June 1988 (age 30)
Saint–Claude, Jura, France
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)
Team information
Current teamAG2R La Mondiale
DisciplineRoad, mountain biking
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur[1]
Amateur team(s)
2006–2008Scott–Les 2 Alpes
2009–2012Lapierre International
2012Saur–Sojasun (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2013Sojasun
2014–Ag2r–La Mondiale[2]
Major wins
Grand Tour
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2015)

Alexis Vuillermoz (born 1 June 1988) is a French road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam AG2R La Mondiale.[3]

Career[edit]

He was originally a mountain bike racer before switching to road cycling, winning the French national under–23 mountain bike title twice and riding as part of the French national team that took the team relay title at the 2008 Mountain Bike World Championships.[1] He was a member of the Sojasun team that competed at the 2013 Tour de France,[4] finishing the race 46th overall.

Vuillermoz joined Ag2r–La Mondiale for the 2014 season, after his previous team – Sojasun – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[2] In the eighth stage of the 2015 Tour de France, Vuillermoz attacked the leading group on the Mûr-de-Bretagne to cross the line solo atop the hill.[5] "After winning I thought about my dad who died three years ago. He was the one who got me interested in the Tour de France, he used to take my cousins and I to the side of the road to watch the Tour go past," said Vuillermoz. "I hope today he's proud of me."[5]

In 2016, Vuillermoz finished in 23rd position in the Olympics men's road race and in 29th position in the Olympic men's road time trial.

He started the 2018 Tour de France, but was forced to abandon with a fractured scapula due to injuries sustained after colliding with a roadside spectator trying to take a photo in one of the cobbled sectors on stage 9 to Roubaix.[6]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Mountain–biking
2005
3rd Cross–country, National Junior Championships
2006
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross–country, National Junior Championships
2nd Cross–country, European Junior Championships
2008
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team relay, UCI World Championships
2009
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross–country, National Under–23 Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Cross–country, UCI World Championships
2010
1st MaillotFra.PNG Cross–country, National Under–23 Championships
Road

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 11
A yellow jersey Tour de France 46 26 20 13 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Decaluwé, Brecht (11 July 2015). "Tour de France: Vuillermoz rises to stardom after stage win on the Mûr-de-Bretagne". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Vuillermoz chez AG2R" [Vuillermoz with AG2R]. L'Équipe (in French). Éditions Philippe Amaury. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Official presentation of the 2019 AG2R La Mondiale pro cycling team". AG2R La Mondiale. Groupe AG2R La Mondiale. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Profile". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Stage 8: Vuillermoz takes first French victory of 2015 Tour". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-shorts-moscon-questions-rapid-returns-after-cobbled-crashes-groenewegen-hopes-to-continue/

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