Nicolas Portal

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Nicolas Portal
Nicolas Portal Giro 2011.jpg
Portal at the 2011 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Nicolas Portal
Born (1979-04-23) April 23, 1979 (age 38)
Auch, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2002–2005 AG2R Prévoyance
2006–2009 Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears
2010 Team Sky
Managerial team(s)
2011– Team Sky
Major wins
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, 1 stage (2004)

Nicolas Portal (born April 23, 1979 in Auch) is a French directeur sportif and former professional road bicycle racer. He missed much of the 2009 season because of problems with cardiac arrhythmia[1] and retired as a professional cyclist following the 2010 season. He stayed with his final professional team, Team Sky, as a manager from the 2011 season. Following the retirement of Sean Yates, Portal was appointed directeur sportif of Team Sky for 2013.[2] At the 2013 Tour de France, he was the youngest directeur sportif at the race, but guided Chris Froome to overall victory.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Pink jersey Giro d'Italia
Yellow jersey Tour de France 82 72 88 100 57 65
red jersey Vuelta a España 84


External links[edit]

Portal in the 2007 Tour de France