Bryan Coquard

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Bryan Coquard
2015 Tour de France team presentation, Bryan Coquard.jpg
Coquard at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Born (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 24)
Saint-Nazaire, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Team information
Current team Direct Énergie
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter (road)
Endurance (track)
Amateur team(s)
2010 US Pontchâtelaine
2011–2012 Vendée U
Professional team(s)
2013– Team Europcar
Major wins

Stage races

Four Days of Dunkirk (2016)

Bryan Coquard (born 25 April 1992) is a French cyclist. He was a silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Omnium.[1]

Career[edit]

Youth and amateur[edit]

Coquard began cycling in 1999 at the age of seven, at the US Pontchâteau club. In September 2008, aged sixteen, he joined CREPS Bordeaux, where he was coached by Eric Vermeulen.

In 2009, Coquard became World Junior Omnium Champion, as well as winning the Scratch Race at the European championships. He retained his Junior Omnium crown in 2010, winning four of the six events, he also finished second in the Scratch Race. Due to his track success, in June 2011 Coquard signed a contract with Team Europcar for the start of the 2013 professional road season. Later that month, he became the omnium champion of France, winning 5 of the 6 races. Following this, he was selected to represent France in the omnium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He won the silver medal finishing behind Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark.

Professional[edit]

Coquard signed a contract for a professional career on the roads from the 2013 season onwards, signing with Team Europcar.[2] His 2013 campaign began well, as he took two stages in the Étoile de Bessèges in January and February.[3] In 2015, Coquard won the first stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk. The stage featured cobbled sectors, fracturing the peloton to bits, and Coquard won the sprint of a small group of three.[4]

Bryan Coquard began the 2016 season with two victories in the first and second stages of the Etoile de Bessèges. However, on the 16th February, in preparation for the Tour of Andalusia, he fractured his right shoulder blade. He returned a month later in time for the classics season, having missed his first objective of the year Paris-Nice. He started off well finishing 2nd behind Jens Debusschere in a small bunch sprint at Dwars door Vlaanderen. After a stage win the Circuit de la Sarthe, his form continued into the hilly classics of Brabantse Pijl and the Amstel Gold Race finishing fourth in both. In May, he won his first professional stage race at the Four Days of Dunkirk while also winning three stages in the process. The following month, he won his first race against the clock during the prologue of the Boucles de la Mayenne, as well as winning the next stage. In his build up to the Tour de France, he beat Arnaud Démare in the first two stages of the Route du Sud.

Palmarès[edit]

2009
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Omnium, UCI Junior Track World Championships
2010
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Omnium, UCI Junior Track World Championships
2011
French National Track Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Team Pursuit
1st MaillotFra.PNG Scratch Race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison (with Morgan Lamoisson)
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Omnium, European Track Championships
2012
French National Track Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG Omnium
1st MaillotFra.PNG Madison (with Morgan Lamoisson)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch Race
1st Grand Prix Cristal Energie
1st Stage 5 Tour de Berlin
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Omnium, Summer Olympics
2nd Silver medal blank.svg UCI World Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd Six Days of Grenoble (with Morgan Kneisky)
2013
1st Châteauroux Classic
1st Challenge Sprint Pro
Étoile de Bessèges
1st Jersey yellow.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 8 & 9
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison (with Thomas Boudat), European Track Championships
2nd Overall French Road Cycling Cup
1st Youth classification
2nd Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Stage 2
2nd Grand Prix de Denain
2nd Val d'Ille U Classic 35
3rd Grand Prix de Fourmies
5th Paris–Camembert
5th Boucles de l'Aulne
6th Tour de Vendée
8th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2014
Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stages 3 & 4
1st Route Adélie de Vitré
1st Paris–Camembert
3rd Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Stage 1
2015
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Madison (with Morgan Kneisky), UCI Track World Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Elimination Race, European Track Championships
Route du Sud
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 3 Étoile de Bessèges
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Tour de Picardie
4th Brussels Cycling Classic
5th Trofeo Playa de Palma
9th Trofeo Santanyi-SesSalines-Campos
10th Grand Prix de Denain
2016
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Prologue
Étoile de Bessèges
1st Jersey yellow.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
Route du Sud
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 2a Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Route Adélie de Vitré
2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen
3rd Grand Prix de Fourmies
4th Brabantse Pijl
4th Clásica de Almería
4th Amstel Gold Race
6th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 104 110 113
red jersey Vuelta

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold success for Hansen". London 2012. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Weislo, Laura (6 August 2012). "Omnium silver medallist Coquard to Europcar". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bryan Coquard takes stage 2 at 2013 Etoile de Besseges; Michael Van Staeyen holds lead". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Emil Axelgaard (6 May 2015). "In-form Coquard conquers the cobbles in Dunkerque opener". Cycling Quotes. CyclingQuotes.com 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 

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