Christophe Brandt

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Christophe Brandt
Walcourt - Tour de la province de Namur, étape 3, 7 août 2015, arrivée (A42).JPG
Brandt in 2015
Personal information
Full nameChristophe Brandt
Born (1977-05-06) 6 May 1977 (age 44)
Liège, Belgium
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team
DisciplineRoad
Role
Professional teams
2000Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Valli & Valli
2001–2010Lotto–Adecco
Managerial teams
2012–2013Idemasport–Biowanze (directeur sportif)
2014–Wallonie-Bruxelles (general manager)[1]
2019–Wallonie–Bruxelles Development Team (directeur sportif)[2]

Christophe Brandt (born 6 May 1977) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2000 and 2010 for the Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Valli & Valli and Omega Pharma–Lotto teams. He now works as the general manager for UCI ProTeam Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB,[3] and as a directeur sportif for its junior team, UCI Continental team Bingoal WB Development Team.[4]

Career[edit]

Born in Liège, Brandt started his career with Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Valli & Valli, but after one year he transferred to Lotto–Adecco and stayed there for the rest of his career. In the early 2000s he was a good rider in the Grand Tours, like a 14th place in the 2004 Giro d'Italia and 33rd in the 2002 Tour de France. In 2004, he returned a positive test for methadone. He believed the test was a result of a tainted nutritional supplement that he had taken to cure a liver problem. The chemist who had prepared Brandt's prescription confirmed he had been working with methadone on the same day he had prepared Brandt's prescription. This did not satisfy Brandt's team management, who fired him. However, later in the year the Belgian Cycling Federation exonerated Brandt, and his Lotto–Domo team rehired him. He stayed with them for the remainder of his career before retiring from competition in 2010. After two years with Color Code–Biowanze as a directeur sportif, Brandt joined the Wallonie-Bruxelles team in 2014.

Major results[edit]

2002
1st Course du Raisin
2007
1st Stage 1b (TTT) Settimana Coppi e Bartali

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Odvart, James (12 October 2018). "WB-Aqua Protect et AGO-Aqua Service unies officiellement" [WB-Aqua Protect and AGO-Aqua Service officially united]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Wallonie - Bruxelles Development Team". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 31 May 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Bingoal WB". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 4 January 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Bingoal WB Development Team". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 4 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.

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