Yohann Gène

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Yohann Gène
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Gène at the 2010 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full name Yohann Gène
Born (1981-06-25) 25 June 1981 (age 36)
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current team Direct Énergie
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2000–2004 Vendée U–Pays de la Loire
2003 Brioches La Boulangère (stagiaire)
2004 Brioches La Boulangère (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2005– Bouygues Télécom

Yohann Gène (born 25 June 1981 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a French professional road bicycle racer, currently riding for UCI Professional Continental team Direct Énergie.[1] He is the first cyclist of Afro-Caribbean and Sub-Saharan African descent to ever compete in the Tour de France.[2]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2007
5th Tour de la Somme
2009
1st Stage 7 Tour de Langkawi
2010
2nd Val d'Ille Classic
5th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 5
2011
1st Stage 3 Tour of South Africa
7th Boucles de l'Aulne
9th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stages 2 & 5
2012
3rd Châteauroux Classic
5th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Jersey rosa.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 5
10th Tallinn–Tartu GP
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Jersey rosa.svg Points classification
1st Stage 6
1st Stage 2 Route du Sud
2014
1st Stage 3 Boucles de la Mayenne
7th Grand Prix de Fourmies
2015
1st Jersey rosa.svg Points classification La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
2017
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 5

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 149 DNF DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 158 139 158 128 137 158 134
A red jersey Vuelta a España 126

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonamy, Raphaël (1 September 2017). "Direct Énergie: le point sur l'effectif 2018" [Direct Énergie: Roster Update 2018]. Ouest-France (in French). Groupe Ouest-France. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com". Time. 9 July 2011. 

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