Armand de Las Cuevas

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Armand de Las Cuevas
Armand DE LA CUEVAS.jpg
Las Cuevas at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full name Armand de Las Cuevas
Born (1968-06-26) June 26, 1968 (age 48)
Troyes, France
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Track
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1989–1993 Reynolds
1994–1995 Castorama (cycling team)
1996 Petit Casino
1997–1998 Banesto
1999 Amica Chips-Costa de Almería
Major wins
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1998)
Clásica de San Sebastián (1994)
French Road Race Championship (1991)
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage (1994)

Armand de Las Cuevas (born June 26, 1968 in Troyes, France) is a retired French racing cyclist.

He won prestigious races like the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré and the Clásica de San Sebastián. A time trial specialist, he was considered one of the best time-trialists of the early 1990s, winning many prologues and individual time trials. He planned to break the current Hour record held by Eddy Merckx but never succeeded in this.

Palmarès[edit]

1990
1 stage of Vuelta a Asturias
1991
France French Road Race Championship
GP Ouest-France
1 stage of Bicicleta Vasca
1992
1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
1993
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
Grand Prix des Nations
Étoile de Bessèges
1st Overall and Stage 2
1994
9th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Prologue
Clásica de San Sebastián
Paris–Camembert
Vuelta a Burgos
1st Overall and 2 stages
1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
1995
Trophée des Grimpeurs
1998
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
Route du Sud
1st Overall and Stage 2

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