Neil Stephens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Neil Stephens
Neil Stephens at Giro de Italia 2005 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Neil Stephens
Born (1963-10-01) 1 October 1963 (age 54)
Canberra, Australia
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1985 Peugeot-Michelin
1986 Santini-Sierre
1987 Ever Ready-Ammaco
1988 Zero Boys
1989 Caja Rural-Paternina
1990 Artiach-Royal
1991 Paternina sport
1992–1996 ONCE
1997–1998 Festina-Lotus
Managerial team(s)
2000–2001 Linda McCartney Racing Team
2005–2006 Liberty Seguros–Würth
2008–2010 Caisse d'Epargne
2012– GreenEDGE

Neil Stephens (born 1 October 1963 in Canberra) is an Australian former road bicycle racer. He won the Australian national road race title in 1991 and 1994.[1]

He is a Tour de France stage winner and is one of the relatively few riders to have completed the three Grand Tours (Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España) in a calendar year, as well as being the first Australian to complete the feat.[2] He was involved in the Festina doping scandal in 1998 Tour de France. He claimed that he took EPO but believed he was taking vitamin supplements intravenously.[3] In late 2007, Caisse d'Epargne announced that Neil Stephens would be the team's new sport director.[4]

Major results[edit]

1st and Fastest Time Alex Roberts "100" Mile one day Classic Mount Gambier South Australia
1st, Overall, Herald Sun Tour
1st, Stage 10, Milk Race
1st, Stage 13, Herald Sun Tour
1st, Stage 5, Volta a Portugal
MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championship
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Trofeo Calvia (Vuelta a Mallorca)
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Stage 3, Bicicleta Vasca
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championship
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Overall, Tasmania Summer Tour
1st, Prologue & Stage 3
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Andalucía
1st, Stage 5, Tour of the Basque Country
1st, Stage 17, Tour de France
1st, Stages 3 & 5, Tasmania Summer Tour


External links[edit]