Robert Sassone (cyclist)

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Robert Sassone
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Robert Sassone in 2001
Personal information
Born (1978-11-23)23 November 1978
Nouméa, New Caledonia
Died 21 January 2016(2016-01-21) (aged 37)
Team information
Role Rider

Robert Sassone (23 November 1978 – 21 January 2016) was a French racing cyclist.[1] He had cancer and took his own life.[2]

He rode in the men's Madison at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[3] He also rode in the 2002 Vuelta a España, finishing in 129th place.[2] He was banned from cycling for two years in 2004, after testing positive for betamethasone during the Six Days of Nouméa race in New Caledonia.[4][5]


  1. ^ Robert Sassone (ex-Cofidis) est mort (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Former Cofidis rider Robert Sassone dies aged 37". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Robert Sassone". Sports Reference. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Former Cofidis rider Robert Sassone dies aged 37". Cycling News. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Retired French pro Robert Sassone dead at 37". Velo News. Retrieved 22 January 2016.