Historic Overview Richard Virenque

Rider

Overall Rank66
NameRichard VIRENQUE
Country
  France
Date of birth19-Nov-1969 - Casablanca-Mar (Grand Casablanca)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Richard Virenque

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, best remembered for winning the King of the Mountains competition of the Tour de France a record seven times and also for being one of the central figures in a widespread doping scandal in 1998: the Festina Affair.

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; he wore the Maillot Jaune for two days in his entire career.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Paris - Tours 2001
Giro del Piemonte 1996
G.P. d'Ouverture - La Marseillaise 1997
Tour de France - stages 1994 (1), 1995 (1), 1997 (1), 2000 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1999 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1995 (2), 1996 (1), 1998 (1)
Route du Sud - stages 1994 (1)
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Seasons

Richard Virenque - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1990 Individual 65 492
2. 1991 R.M.O. 123 360
3. 1992 R.M.O. 901 50
4. 1993 Festina - Lotus 820 53
5. 1994 Festina - Lotus 2129 6
6. 1995 Festina - Lotus 2026 9
7. 1996 Festina - Lotus 2529 4
8. 1997 Festina - Lotus 2751 3
9. 1998 Festina - Lotus 1043 39
10. 1999 Team Polti 1528 20
11. 2000 Team Polti 1615 20
12. 2001 Domo - Farm Frites - Latexco 762 73
13. 2002 Domo - Farm Frites 1070 39
14. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 1140 36
15. 2004 Quick Step - Davitamon 754 83
Overall: 19256 66