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Armand de Las Cuevas

Armand de Las Cuevas
Las Cuevas at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full nameArmand de Las Cuevas
Born(1968-06-26)26 June 1968
Troyes, France
Died2 August 2018(2018-08-02) (aged 50)
Réunion, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad
Track
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Professional teams
1989–1993Reynolds
1994–1995Castorama
1996Petit Casino
1997–1998Banesto
1999Amica Chips–Costa de Almeria
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (1994)

Stage races

Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1998)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (1991)
Clásica de San Sebastián (1994)
Medal record
Men's track cycling
Representing  France
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Maebashi Individual pursuit

Armand de Las Cuevas (26 June 1968 – 2 August 2018) was a French racing cyclist.

He won prestigious races such as the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré and the Clásica de San Sebastián. A time trial specialist, he won many prologues and individual time trials in the early 1990s. In both the 1992 and 1994 Tour de France he finished in the top 5 of the prologue as well as the other ITT's. He won a stage in the 1994 Giro d'Italia, an ITT, and placed in the top 5 of both other time trials. He also rode strongly enough to come in 9th on general classification.[1] In the 1994 Tour de Romandie he won the prologue and finished 2nd overall.

He also competed in track pursuit racing, and was bronze medalist in the discipline at the 1990 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Japan.

De Las Cuevas retired to Réunion in 1999, where he founded a cycling school. He committed suicide there in 2018.[2]

Major results

1986
1st Overall Tour de Lorraine
1987
3rd Chrono des Herbiers
1988
1st Overall Tour de Bretagne
4th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
4th Chrono des Herbiers
1990
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Asturias
3rd Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1991
1st Road race, National Road Championships
1st GP Ouest–France
1st Stage 3 Bicicleta Vasca
1st Bordeaux–Caudéran
2nd Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
1992
4th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Prologue
6th Overall Tour de l'Oise
9th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
1993
1st Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 2
1st Grand Prix des Nations
3rd Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
4th Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 7
1994
1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 2
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Paris–Camembert
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Prologue
2nd GP du canton d'Argovie
5th Road race, National Road Championships
6th Overall Giro del Trentino
6th Overall Critérium International
9th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1b (ITT)
1995
1st Trophée des Grimpeurs
5th GP de la Ville de Rennes
10th Overall Critérium International
1996
10th Subida a Urkiola
1997
1st Clásica de Sabiñánigo
2nd Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
3rd Overall Tour of Galicia
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1998
1st Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 2
9th Overall Volta ao Alentejo

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 38 43 9 DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF DNF 62
A gold jersey Vuelta a España DNF DNF DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References

  1. ^ "Armand de Las Cuevas". Procyclingstats.com. 15 September 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-09-15.
  2. ^ "Armand De Las Cuevas est décédé". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 3 August 2018.


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