Historic Overview Philippe Gaumont

Rider

Overall Rank2210
NamePhilippe GAUMONT
Country
  France
Date of birth22-Feb-1973 - Amiens (Picardie)
Date of death17-May-2013 - Hopital d'Arras (Nord Pas de Calais)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Philippe Gaumont - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1994 Castorama 22 550
2. 1995 Castorama 141 280
3. 1996 GAN 234 198
4. 1997 Cofidis 644 70
5. 1998 Cofidis 242 212
6. 1999 Cofidis 40 595
7. 2000 Cofidis 67 537
8. 2001 Cofidis 112 428
9. 2002 Cofidis 16 949
10. 2003 Cofidis 271 233
Overall: 1789 2210

Biography

Philippe Gaumont (22 February 1973 – 17 May 2013) was a French professional road racing cyclist. He earned a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics, 100 km team time trial. In 1997 he won the Belgian classic Gent–Wevelgem and he was twice individual pursuit French national champion, in 2000 and 2002. In 2004, Gaumont quit professional cycling and later ran a café in Amiens.

Gaumont was well known for having confessed to extensive doping and explaining a lot of the tricks of the trade. Gaumont gave a series of interviews, and wrote a book, Prisonnier du dopage ("Prisoner of doping") in which he explained doping methods, masking methods, the use of drug cocktails such as the pot belge for training and for recreation, and how the need to make money makes racers dope themselves. In April 2013 he suffered a major heart attack and was reported to be in a coma. On 13 May 2013, several news sources reported his death, but according to La Voix du Nord he remained in an artificial coma, though had suffered brain death. He died on 17 May 2013.

source - Wikipedia