Johan Le Bon

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Johan Le Bon
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Le Bon at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameJohan Le Bon
Born (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 28)
Lannion, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamVital Concept–B&B Hotels
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeRouleur
Amateur team(s)
2008–2009UC Briochine
Professional team(s)
2009–2012Bretagne–Schuller
2013–2017FDJ
2018–Vital Concept[1]

Johan Le Bon (born 3 October 1990) is a French road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Vital Concept–B&B Hotels.[2]

Career[edit]

Riding as a junior in 2008, Johan Le Bon became European Champion[3] and World Champion within the space of a month.[4] He also won the bronze medal at the European Time Trial Championships that year.

One year later, he joined professional cycling team Bretagne–Schuller.[5] The 2010 edition of the Route bretonne gave him his first professional victory. He also won the third stage of the Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay, a race he won the previous year as an amateur, and the third stage of Kreiz Breizh Elites, becoming overall winner of the latter.[6]

In both 2011 and 2012 Johan Le Bon emerged as French Under-23 Time Trial Champion.[7]

In 2013 Le Bon moved to World Tour team FDJ. In the important three-day stage races of West Flanders and De Panne, Le Bon came in fifth and fourth, respectively. He gained his first podium spot with FDJ by finishing second in the Tro-Bro Léon.[8] Later that year, Le Bon debuted in a Grand Tour when he took part in the Giro d'Italia.

In 2014, he participated in the Paris–Roubaix and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad cycling classics. He again took part in the Giro d'Italia, and also finished the Vuelta a España.

His biggest victory at the time came in 2015, when he won the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour.[9]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2007
1st Stage 2 Ronde des vallées
2008
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Road World Junior Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Road race, UEC European Junior Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ronde des vallées
1st Prologue
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour du Morbihan
1st Classique des Alpes Juniors
2009
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
1st Stage 2 Classic Loire Atlantique
1st Étoile de Tressignaux
2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 3 Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
1st Route bretonne
2nd Time trial, French Under–23 Road Championships
3rd Overall Paris–Corrèze
2011
1st MaillotFra.PNG Time trial, French Under–23 Road Championships
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour de Picardie
2nd Paris–Mantes-en-Yvelines
2012
1st MaillotFra.PNG Time trial, French Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt
1st Stage 2
4th Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites
6th Overall Tour de Normandie
2013
2nd Tro-Bro Léon
3rd Time trial, French Road Championships
4th Overall Three Days of De Panne
5th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
5th Chrono des Nations
2014
3rd Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
2015
1st Stage 5 Eneco Tour
3rd Chrono des Nations
8th Overall Tour de l'Eurométropole
9th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Prologue
9th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2016
3rd Duo Normand (with Marc Fournier)
5th Tro-Bro Léon
5th Chrono des Nations
10th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2017
Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Prologue & Stage 1
1st Prologue Tour de l'Ain
2nd Polynormande
2018
9th Chrono des Nations

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 115 89
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 79 DNF DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vital Concept Club unveil 2018 team kit". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ Malvestio, Carlo (22 January 2019). "Presentazione Squadre 2019, Vital Concept – B&B Hotels" [Presentation of Teams 2019, Vital Concept - B & B Hotels]. SpazioCiclismo – Cyclingpro.net (in Italian). Gravatar. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "European U23-Junior Road Championships - CC". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company Ltd. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Junior World Championships - CM Jr". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company Ltd. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  5. ^ Gilson, Michael (15 June 2009). "Johan Le Bon néo-pro le 1er juillet". Directvelo.com. Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Johan Le Bon". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  7. ^ Arz, Pierre (17 August 2012). "Pour la 2ème année consécutive, le professionnel Johan Le Bon est devenu champion de France Espoirs de contre-la-montre, chez lui en Bretagne". Velo101.com. Sport 101. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  8. ^ Mainguet, Maxime (26 March 2014). "Le Bon, pavé de bonnes intentions". Velochrono.fr. Velochrono. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Johan Le Bon (FDJ) remporte la 5e étape de l'Eneco Tour". L'Equipe.fr. Éditions Philippe Amaury. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.

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