Historic Overview Frédéric Moncassin

Rider

Overall Rank823
NameFrédéric MONCASSIN
Country
  France
Date of birth26-Sep-1968 - Toulouse (Midi Pyrenees)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Frédéric Moncassin - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1990 Castorama 231 233
2. 1991 Castorama 256 213
3. 1992 Castorama 259 201
4. 1993 WordPerfect 869 43
5. 1994 WordPerfect 288 179
6. 1995 Novell Software 432 113
7. 1996 GAN 737 60
8. 1997 GAN 878 41
9. 1998 Crédit Agricole 668 71
10. 1999 Crédit Agricole 126 347
Overall: 4744 823

Biography

Frédéric Moncassin (Saubens, France, 26 September 1968) is a French former road racing cyclist. He turned professional in 1990 and retired in 1999.

Moncassin was a strong roadman-sprinter known for his tussles with other riders in the last metres of a race. He clashed with Tom Steels and Mario Cipollini among others. He won 30 races and led the Tour de France for a day in 1996. He also came close to winning the Tour of Flanders and Paris–Roubaix. Procycling said when he retired: "It was the 1998 Tour that, in hindsight, probably spelt the end for Fred. Under intense pressure to come up with a stage win, he struggled through the first week, only to see the race collapse around him as the Festina Scandal took hold. His unfashionable criticism of Richard Virenque - "he's an asshole and you can quote me," he told the French paper 'La Dépêche' at the time - allied to his own poor form, and his increasingly public concern that all cyclists were now tarred with the same brush, left him as a fringe character."

His name was on the list of doping tests published by the French Senate on 24 July 2013 that were collected during the 1998 Tour de France and found suspicious for EPO when retested in 2004.

source - Wikipedia