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 29)
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)

Alexis Vuillermoz (born 1 June 1988) is a French road bicycle racer for UCI WorldTeam 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."[4]

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.

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
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 11
A yellow jersey Tour de France 46 26 20 IP
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. ^ "Profile". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Stage 8: Vuillermoz takes first French victory of 2015 Tour". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 

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