Rémy Di Gregorio

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Rémy Di Gregorio
Tour de l'Ain 2014 - Stage 1 - Rémy Di Grégorio.jpg
Di Gregorio at the 2014 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full nameRémy Di Gregorio
Born (1985-07-31) 31 July 1985 (age 33)
Marseille, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
1999–2004VC La Pomme
2013Team Martigues
Professional team(s)
2005–2010Française des Jeux
2011Astana
2012Cofidis
2014–2018Team La Pomme Marseille 13[1]

Rémy Di Gregorio (born 31 July 1985) is a French road bicycle racer, who last rode for UCI Professional Continental team Delko–Marseille Provence KTM.[2] He has previously competed professionally for Cofidis in 2012, after moving from Astana after the 2011 season,[3] and Française des Jeux.

Career[edit]

He rode his first Tour de France in 2007. He broke his elbow in a crash on the fourth stage. He finished the stage 7:58 behind the leader and left the race. He broke clear on the 10th stage of the 2008 Tour de France edition, on Bastille Day, and led until the final climb.

Di Gregorio returned to the professional peloton in 2014, with Team La Pomme Marseille 13.[1]

Doping[edit]

On 10 July 2012, the first rest day of the 2012 Tour de France, Remi di Gregorio was arrested by French police on suspicion of doping.[4] In April 2013, it was revealed that Di Gregorio could resume his career, since the products found in his possession at the Tour turned out to be vitamins. Prosecutors said the case was not formally closed. Di Gregorio maintained he has never doped and successfully sued Cofidis for unfair dismissal.[5][6]

In April 2018, news broke that Di Gregorio had failed an in-competition doping test for darbepoetin (EPO) during the 2018 edition of Paris–Nice.[7][8]

Major results[edit]

Di Gregorio at the 2006 Tour de Romandie
2005
5th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2006
1st Stage 8 Tour de l'Avenir
2007
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2008
10th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 10 Tour de France
2010
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2011
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
2012
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Asturias
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Bulgaria
1st Stage 2
2014
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Taiwan
2nd Boucles de l'Aulne
5th Overall Tour du Limousin
5th Classic Sud-Ardèche
5th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
6th Overall Tour de l'Ain
9th Overall Tour Alsace
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
9th Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
9th Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
9th Tour du Jura
2016
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Tour La Provence
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Critérium International
2018
1st Stage 2 Tour La Provence
6th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Atkins, Ben (28 October 2013). "Rémy Di Gregorio returns to the peloton in 2014 with La Pomme Marseille". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Delko Marseille-Provence KTM". DirectVelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Di Grégirui swaps Astana for Cofidis". Cycling News. 5 August 2011. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Judicial officials: Tour de France rider Remy Di Gregorio arrested in doping investigation". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
  5. ^ Brecht Decaluwé (9 April 2013). "Di Gregorio cleared to race and threatens to sue Cofidis". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/di-gregorio-wins-court-case-over-cofidis
  7. ^ http://www.cyclingweekly.com/cycling-weekly/remy-di-gregorio-fails-anti-doping-test-for-epo-during-paris-nice-376239
  8. ^ http://www.uci.ch/pressreleases/uci-statement-remy-gregorio/

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