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Laurent Desbiens

Laurent Desbiens
Personal information
Full nameLaurent Desbiens
Born (1969-09-16) 16 September 1969 (age 54)
Mons-en-Barœul, France
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10 st 12 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1991Tonton Tapis–GB (stagiaire)
1992Collstrop–Garden Wood
1993–1995Castorama
1996GAN
1997–2000Cofidis
2001Kelme–Costa Blanca
Major wins
Four Days of Dunkirk (1993)
1 Stage Tour de France (1997)

Laurent Desbiens (born 16 September 1969, Mons-en-Barœul) is a French former road cyclist, who competed professionally between 1992 and 2001. He won the 1993 Four Days of Dunkirk and won a stage in the 1997 Tour de France and wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for two days in the 1998 Tour.

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 positive for EPO when retested in 2004.[1]

Major results

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 71 DNF 102
A yellow jersey Tour de France 109 DNF 127 61 100 DNF DNF
gold jersey Vuelta a España DNF

References

  1. ^ "French Senate releases positive EPO cases from 1998 Tour de France".


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