Christophe Riblon

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Christophe Riblon
Christophe Riblon, Mendrisio 2009 - Men Elite (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full nameChristophe Riblon
Born (1981-01-17) 17 January 1981 (age 38)
Tremblay-en-France, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)[1]
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad and track
Rider typePuncheur (road)
Endurance (track)
Professional team(s)
2005–2017AG2R Prévoyance
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
2 individual stages (2010, 2013)
Combativity award (2013)

Christophe Riblon (born 17 January 1981) is a French former road and track racing cyclist who competed as a professional for the AG2R La Mondiale team for 13 seasons[2] between 2005 and 2017.


Born in Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis, Riblon 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.[3]

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.

Major results[edit]

8th Grand Prix de la ville de Pérenchies
1st MaillotFra.PNG Road race, National Amateur Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour de l'Avenir
8th Tartu GP
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
5th GP Plumelec-Morbihan
7th Overall Circuit de Lorraine
1st Stage 4
1st Tour de la Somme
2nd Duo Normand (with Émilien-Benoît Bergès)
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points race, UCI Track World Championships
1st Stage 3 Route du Sud
6th Clásica de San Sebastián
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
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Tour du Doubs
8th Overall Tour de Pologne
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
9th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
9th Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
10th Overall Critérium International
Tour de France
1st Stage 18
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 18 & Overall
3rd Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 2
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
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
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Other major stage races[edit]

Race 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Paris–Nice DNF 20 85
Tirreno–Adriatico 9 DNF 98
Volta a Catalunya 80  - 148
Tour of the Basque Country DNF 18 68 113 OTL
Tour de Romandie 32 91 119
Critérium du Dauphiné 91 7 51 86 DNF
Tour de Suisse DNF 43 49 DNF 76


  1. ^ a b "Christophe Riblon profile". Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  2. ^ "Riblon retires after failing to find new contract for 2018". Immediate Media Company. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Riblon conquers climbs to win Stage 14". ESPN. Associated Press. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2012.

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