Charly Mottet

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Charly Mottet
Tour de Romandie 2013 - étape4 - Charly Mottet.jpg
Mottet at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Charly Mottet
Nickname Petit Charly
Born (1962-12-16) 16 December 1962 (age 53)
Valence, Drôme, France
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Allround
Professional team(s)
1983-1985 Renault
1986-1988 Systeme U
1989-1992 RMO
1993-1994 Novemail
Major wins
Tour de France, 3 stages
Vuelta a España, 2 stages
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage
Tour de Romandie (1990)
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1987, 1989, 1992)
Giro di Lombardia (1988)
Züri-Metzgete (1990)

Charly Mottet (born 16 December 1962 in Valence, Drôme) is a French former professional cyclist (1983 to 1994).

He was one of the best French road cyclists of his era. Mottet won a total of 67 races, including the Tour de Romandie in 1990, and rode eight times in the Tour de France. His best results in the Tour de France were 4th place finishes in 1987 and 1991. He won three stages, one in 1990 (Stage 15 : Millau - Revel) and two in 1991 (Stage 11 : Quimper - Saint-Herblain and Stage 12 : Pau - Jaca). He also finished 2nd in the 1990 Giro d'Italia.

During his professional cycling career, Mottet had a reputation within the peloton as being a totally clean rider who never used performance enhancing drugs.[1][2]

After retiring from racing, Mottet became involved in race organising, working on the Critérium du Dauphiné (where he was assistant director) for 14 years, before being appointed sports manager of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal in 2010. He also served as selector for the French national cycling team at the 1997 and 1998 Road World Championships, and as a technical delegate for the Union Cycliste Internationale at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.[3]



  1. ^ Greg Lemond on doping practices from 1990 (french)
  2. ^ Extract from 'Massacre a la Chaine' by Willy Voet Archived May 13, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Our Sports Manager: Charly Mottet". Grands Prix Cyclistes. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

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