Jérôme Chiotti

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Jérôme Chiotti
Jerome Chiotti 1996.jpg
Personal information
Full nameJerome Chiotti
Born (1972-01-18) 18 January 1972 (age 47)
Millau, France
Team information
DisciplineMTB XC / road
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
Festina (Road)
Giant/GT (MTB)

Jérôme Chiotti (born 18 January 1972 in Millau, France) was a professional racing cyclist in both road and mountain bike disciplines. He is most renowned for his victory in the 1996 World Mountain Bike Championships, a title which he later renounced by admitting doping.[1]

Doping Admission[edit]

Chiotti admitted to doping in order to win the 1996 World Champsionships in an interview with French magazine Vélo Vert on 23 April 2000.[2] He admitted to spending up to US$6000 per year for EPO. He consequently renounced his World title during a press conference in Paris on 25 May 2000. [3] The official UCI results were amended to reflect Thomas Frischknecht as the winner of the 1996 World Champion title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Libération DOPAGE. Jérôme Chiotti se dit dépassé par ses déclarations: «Je suis le seul âne à avouer». Pot belge, EPO"" Témoignage sur les pratiques du peloton. 28 April 2000
  2. ^ "Chiotti - just says yes". www.cyclingnews.com. 23 April 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Chiotti hands it back". www.cyclingnews.com. 25 May 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2007.