Arthur Vichot

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Arthur Vichot
Isbergues - Grand Prix d'Isbergues, 20 septembre 2015 (B178).JPG
Vichot at the 2015 Grand Prix d'Isbergues
Personal information
Full nameArthur Vichot
Born (1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 29)
Colombier-Fontaine, France
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamGroupama–FDJ
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2008–2009CR4C Roanne
Professional team(s)
2010–Française des Jeux
Major wins
Single-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championship (2013, 2016)

Arthur Vichot (born 26 November 1988) is a French professional cyclist and member of UCI ProTeam Groupama–FDJ.[1] He is the nephew of Frédéric Vichot, who won stages in the Tour de France in 1984 and 1985.

Professional career[edit]

One tradition of the Tour Down Under is that the fans choose an unknown rider and treat him the way they would a star, by mobbing him at hotels and painting his name on the road. The rider must be a non-English speaking domestique who most likely will not get a start at a major race and will simply act as a bottle carrier. For 2010, in his first professional race, Arthur Vichot was chosen.

Vichot at the 2010 Tour de Romandie.

He started the 2011 season by taking fifth position at the Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise. The next month, he went on to win the Boucles du Sud Ardèche, and he was selected to ride in Paris-Nice.[2] Bad luck struck in the race as he crashed hard and cracked his clavicle, preventing him from racing the Ardennes classics. He was selected to race the 2011 Tour de France.[3] He finished the event in 104th position after playing a role of domestique. In September, he achieved a solo victory near his home in the Tour du Doubs.[4] He also cracked the top ten in the Grand Prix cycliste de Montréal, finishing eighth.[5]

In 2012, Vichot conquered the biggest victory of his career up to that point in the fifth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, a mountainous affair that led the riders across the Col de la Colombière. He was part of the breakaway that formed at the beginning of the race and resisted to the bunch. With 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to go, Vichot distanced the remnants of the leading group, earning a solo victory.[6]

In 2013 and 2016, Vichot won the French National Road Race Championships and the right to wear the coveted tricolor jersey in the Tour de France.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 103 94 66 DNF 78 DNF 41
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FDJ.fr (FDJ) — FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Vichot : " La physionomie parfaite pour moi "". velochrono.fr (in French). Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  3. ^ "La FDJ sans Pierrick Fédrigo". cyclismactu.net (in French). Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Vichot à domicile". lequipe.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  5. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (11 September 2011). "Costa claims GP Montreal". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Wiggins retains Dauphine yellow jersey as Vichot claims stage five". MailOnline. Associated Newspapers Ltd. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012.

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