Alexis Vuillermoz

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Alexis Vuillermoz
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Vuillermoz at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Alexis Vuillermoz
Nickname Pikachu
Born (1988-06-01) 1 June 1988 (age 27)
Saint-Claude, Jura, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Team information
Current team AG2R La Mondiale
Discipline Road, mountain biking
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur[1]
Amateur team(s)
2006–2008 Scott-Les 2 Alpes
2009–2012 Lapierre International
2012 Saur–Sojasun (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2013 Sojasun
2014– Ag2r–La Mondiale
Major wins

Grand Tour

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2015)
Infobox last updated on
16 July 2015

Alexis Vuillermoz (born 1 June 1988) is a French road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam AG2R La Mondiale.[2]

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,[3] 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.[4] "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]

Palmarès[edit]

2005
3rd Junior Cross-country, French National Mountain Bike Championships[6]
2006
1st MaillotFra.PNG Junior Cross-country, French National Mountain Bike Championships[6]
2nd Junior Cross-country, European Mountain Bike Championships[6]
2008
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team relay, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships
2009
1st MaillotFra.PNG Under-23 Cross-country, French National Mountain Bike Championships[7]
2nd Under-23 Cross-country, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships[7]
2010
1st MaillotFra.PNG Under-23 Cross-country, French National Mountain Bike Championships[7]
2012
5th Overall Tour des Pays de Savoie
2013
5th Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
2014
3rd Overall Tour du Gévaudan
1st Stage 2
8th Overall Critérium International
2015
1st Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
1st Stage 8 Tour de France
1st International Road Cycling Challenge
6th La Flèche Wallonne
6th Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
1st Stage 2
9th Overall Tour du Haut Var[8]
9th Overall Critérium International

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015
Pink jersey Giro - 11 -
Yellow jersey Tour 46 - 26
red jersey Vuelta - -

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

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. ^ "Profile". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stage 8: Vuillermoz takes first French victory of 2015 Tour". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Stage 8: Vuillermoz takes first French victory of 2015 Tour". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 11 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c Alexis Vuillermoz profile at Cycling Archives
  7. ^ a b c "Mountain biker Vuillermoz signs with Saur Sojasun". cyclingnews.com. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Mezgec wins stage 2 of Tour du Haut Var". cyclingnews.com. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 

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