Historic Overview Ronan Pensec


Overall Rank383
NameRonan PENSEC
Date of birth10-Jul-1963 - Douamenez (Bretagne)
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Ronan Pensec

Ronan Pensec (born July 10, 1963) is a former French professional road bicycle racer. He was professional from 1985 to 1997.

Pensec was born in Douarnenez, Finistère, France and is one of the most renowned cyclists of the 80s. He became professional in 1985 with the Peugeot cycling team. His best performances in the Tour de France were in the first editions he competed in, where he finished sixth in the 1986 edition and seventh in the 1988 Tour de France. Ronan continued his career, still under Roger Legeay's guidance, with the Z team with Greg Lemond as his leader, who later became one of his best friends in the peloton. In the 1990 Tour de France Pensec wore the yellow jersey. While he defended his lead on the Alpe d'Huez, Pensec lost the lead to Italian Claudio Chiappucci in an Individual time trial. Pensec retired in 1997 after riding the French national championships.

In 1994 he created the cycling event called La Ronan Pensec which is an event that raises money for AIDS research and AIDS fighting organisations. The operation also financially contributed to educate young high school students. Over the years, Ronan Pensec donated Euros 350,000 to various associations.

Ronan Pensec is now a television commentator and consultant for France Télévision on all the major cycling events. His job as a consultant is unique in the world of sports television as he gives the producer tactical advice on which live images he should select. In 2003, he founded his own travel agency to offer Tour de France related programs. His goal is to make it possible for cycling enthusiasts to make their most precious dream come true: to be a spectator and a participant of the Tour de France. Over the years, he extended his range of programs to the Etape du Tour, the Giro d'Italia, La Marmotte, etc...

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 1992
Route du Sud 1988
Etoile de Bessèges 1987
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1994 (1)
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Ronan Pensec - Scores by Season

1. 1985 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 200 246
2. 1986 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin - Velo Talbot 909 47
3. 1987 Z - Peugeot 1026 30
4. 1988 Z - Peugeot 1264 26
5. 1989 Z - Peugeot 582 86
6. 1990 Z 902 53
7. 1991 Amaya Seguros 312 180
8. 1992 R.M.O. 1071 31
9. 1993 Novemail - Histor - Laser Computer 716 62
10. 1994 Novemail - Histor - Laser Computer 1280 25
11. 1995 F.F.C. - L.C.P.F. 95 337
12. 1996 GAN 37 531
13. 1997 GAN 36 563
Overall: 8430 383