Lilian Calmejane

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Lilian Calmejane
Lilian Calmejane.jpg
Calmejane at the 2014 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full nameLilian Calmejane
Born (1992-12-06) 6 December 1992 (age 25)
Albi, France
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
Team information
Current teamDirect Énergie
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur
Amateur team(s)
2011–2013Occitane CF
2014–2015Vendée U
Professional team(s)
2016–Direct Énergie
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2017)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2016)

Lilian Calmejane (born 6 December 1992) is a French cyclist, currently riding for UCI Professional Continental team Direct Énergie.[1] He is a stage winner at the Tour de France & Vuelta a Espana.

Cycling Career[edit]

Direct Energie (2016-present)[edit]

2016[edit]

Calmejane won the fourth stage of 2016 Vuelta a España,[2] his first ride in a Grand Tour.

2017[edit]

His second win of his career came at the Etoile de Bessèges where he won stage 3 and the overall race. At the start of March, Calmejane won the Mountains classification at the Paris-Nice. His great form continued at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali where he won stage 4 and the overall race. He finished of his strong spring with a stage win and the overall win at the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire.

In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[3] He achieved his first Tour de France stage victory after making a solo breakaway with 17 kilometres (11 mi) to go on Stage 8, despite battling leg cramps 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the finish line. [4]

2018[edit]

In late February, Calmejane won the Royal Bernard Drome Classic. At the start of April he managed to win again, at the Paris-Camembert.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2014
4th Overall Ronde de l'Isard Ariege
1st Stages 2 & 3 (TTT)
2015
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stage 2
5th Overall Tour de Bretagne
1st Stage 3
8th Overall Tour Alsace
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
2016
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a España
3rd Overall Tour La Provence
8th Overall La Méditerranéenne
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th Tour du Finistère
10th La Drôme Classic
2017
1st Jersey green.svg Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Jersey white.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 3
Tour de France
1st Stage 8
Held Jersey polkadot.svg after Stage 8
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stages 3 & 8
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Paris–Nice
3rd Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
5th Overall Tour du Haut Var
6th Overall Tour du Limousin
9th Classic Sud-Ardèche
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2018
1st Paris–Camembert
1st La Drôme Classic
3rd Classic Sud-Ardèche
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise
5th Overall Tour La Provence
6th Overall Etoile de Bessèges
8th GP Miguel Induráin
8th Overall Tour du Limousin
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
10th Tour du Finistère

General classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 35 30
A red jersey Vuelta a España 70
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2016 2017 2018
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice 24 45 DNF
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné DNF
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse 36 31

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège DNF 56 52
Giro di Lombardia DNF
Classic 2016 2017 2018
Amstel Gold Race 60
La Flèche Wallonne 61
Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France 20
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonamy, Raphaël (1 September 2017). "Direct Énergie: le point sur l'effectif 2018" [Direct Énergie: Roster Update 2018]. Ouest-France (in French). Groupe Ouest-France. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "71st Vuelta a España: Stage 4: Betanzos › San Andrés de Teixido". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  3. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Stage 8 - Dole > Station des rousses - Tour de France 2017". Letour.fr. Retrieved 2017-07-09.

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