Christophe Riblon

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Christophe Riblon
Christophe Riblon, Mendrisio 2009 - Men Elite (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Christophe Riblon
Born (1981-01-17) 17 January 1981 (age 36)
Tremblay-en-France, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)[1]
Team information
Current team AG2R La Mondiale
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur (road)
Endurance (track)
Professional team(s)
2005– AG2R Prévoyance
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
2 individual stages (2010, 2013)
Combativity award (2013)

Christophe Riblon (born 17 January 1981 in Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a French professional road and track racing cyclist for UCI World Tour team AG2R La Mondiale.

Career[edit]

He has won two mountain-top finishes of the Tour de France, including stage 14 of the 2010 Tour de France at the ski resort of Ax-3 Domaines in the Pyrenees, and stage 18 of the 2013 Tour de France at Alpe d'Huez.

During his 2010 victory, he was part of the early breakaway that went free 30 kilometres (19 mi) into the race, and he crested the penultimate climb of the day alone, the Port de Pailheres. He had a two-minute lead at the foot of the last climb, and held on to win solo as the general classification contenders were battling it out behind him.[2]

He won his 2013 stage following a long breakaway, chasing down Tejay van Garderen over the second ascent of Alpe d'Huez and holding on to win by a minute, despite crashing into a ditch on the descent of the Col de Sarenne. In doing so he became the race's first (and only) French winner of a stage that year.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2004
1st MaillotFra.PNG Road race, National Amateur Road Championships
2005
2nd Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2006
5th GP Plumelec-Morbihan
7th Overall Circuit de Lorraine
1st Stage 4
2007
1st Tour de la Somme
2nd Duo Normand (with Émilien-Benoît Bergès)
2008
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points race, UCI Track World Championships
2009
1st Stage 3 Route du Sud
7th Clásica de San Sebastián
2010
1st Stage 14 Tour de France
1st Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison (with Morgan Kneisky), UCI Track World Championships
5th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
5th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
7th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
2011
8th Overall Tour de Pologne
2012
9th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
2013
Tour de France
1st Stage 18
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 18 & Overall
3rd Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 2
2014
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
2015
7th Overall Tour de Pologne

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 82
A yellow jersey Tour de France 137 82 28 51 73 37 120 68
A red jersey Vuelta a España 46 130 162 153
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Other major stage races[edit]

Race 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Paris–Nice DNF 20 85
Tirreno–Adriatico 9 DNF
Volta a Catalunya 80  - 148
Tour of the Basque Country DNF 18 68 113
Tour de Romandie 32
Critérium du Dauphiné 91 7 DNF 86 DNF
Tour de Suisse DNF 43 49 DNF

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