Neil Stephens

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Neil Stephens
Neil Stephens at Giro de Italia 2005 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full nameNeil Stephens
Born (1963-10-01) 1 October 1963 (age 55)
Canberra, Australia
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1985Peugeot-Michelin
1986Santini-Sierre
1987Ever Ready-Ammaco
1988Zero Boys
1989Caja Rural-Paternina
1990Artiach-Royal
1991Paternina sport
1992–1996ONCE
1997–1998Festina-Lotus
Managerial team(s)
2000–2001Linda McCartney Racing Team
2005–2006Liberty Seguros–Würth
2008–2010Caisse d'Epargne
2012–2018GreenEDGE

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]

1986
1st and Fastest Time Alex Roberts "100" Mile one day Classic Mount Gambier South Australia
1st, Overall, Herald Sun Tour
1988
1st, Stage 10, Milk Race
1990
1st, Stage 13, Herald Sun Tour
1st, Stage 5, Volta a Portugal
1991
MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championship
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1992
1st, Trofeo Calvia (Vuelta a Mallorca)
1993
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Stage 3, Bicicleta Vasca
1994
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1995
MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championship
1st, GP Villafranca de Ordizia
1st, Overall, Tasmania Summer Tour
1st, Prologue & Stage 3
1996
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Andalucía
1st, Stage 5, Tour of the Basque Country
1997
1st, Stage 17, Tour de France
1998
1st, Stages 3 & 5, Tasmania Summer Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neil Stephens". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/12835/Hansen-to-keep-racing-after-completing-all-three-Grand-Tours-this-season.aspx
  3. ^ 1998 Updates
  4. ^ Caisse d'Epargne signs Colombians, and Stephens

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