Historic Overview Richard Virenque

Rider

Overall Rank73
NameRichard VIRENQUE
Country
  France
Date of birth19-Nov-1969 - Casablanca (Grand Casablanca-Marokko)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Richard Virenque - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1991 RMO 93 390
2. 1992 RMO 855 49
3. 1993 Lotus 804 53
4. 1994 Festina - Lotus 2006 7
5. 1995 Festina - Lotus 1995 9
6. 1996 Festina - Lotus 2340 5
7. 1997 Festina - Lotus 2070 5
8. 1998 Festina - Lotus 991 35
9. 1999 Team Polti 1145 31
10. 2000 Team Polti 1352 23
11. 2001 Domo - Farm Frites - Latexco 768 64
12. 2002 Domo - Farm Frites 941 43
13. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 877 49
14. 2004 Quick Step - Davitamon 574 97
Overall: 16811 73

Biography

Richard Virenque (born 19 November 1969) is a retired French professional road racing cyclist. He was one of the most popular French riders with fans for his boyish personality and his long, lone attacks. He was a climber, winning the King of the Mountains competition of the Tour de France a record seven times. He is best remembered as the central figure in a widespread doping scandal in 1998, and his being regularly displayed as a moronic rubber puppet with hypodermics in his head on the satirical television programme, Les Guignols de l'info.

Virenque finished twice on the podium in the Tour de France (third in 1996 and second in 1997) and won several stages, among them Mont Ventoux in 2002. He is the 18th rider in the Tour to have won stages over 10 years apart.

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