Historic Overview Richard Virenque

Rider

Overall Rank76
NameRichard VIRENQUE
Country
  France
Date of birth19-Nov-1969 - Casablanca (Grand Casablanca-Marokko)
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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, 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.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

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

Seasons

Richard Virenque - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1991 R.M.O. 94 392
2. 1992 R.M.O. 859 48
3. 1993 Festina - Lotus 780 53
4. 1994 Festina - Lotus 2000 8
5. 1995 Festina - Lotus 1901 9
6. 1996 Festina - Lotus 2331 5
7. 1997 Festina - Lotus 2108 5
8. 1998 Festina - Lotus 1064 35
9. 1999 Team Polti 1205 31
10. 2000 Team Polti 1424 23
11. 2001 Domo - Farm Frites - Latexco 810 64
12. 2002 Domo - Farm Frites 989 44
13. 2003 Quick Step - Davitamon 923 49
14. 2004 Quick Step - Davitamon 599 97
Overall: 17087 76