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Valentin Madouas

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Valentin Madouas
Madouas during 2023 Tour de France
Personal information
Born (1996-07-12) 12 July 1996 (age 27)
Brest, France
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamGroupama–FDJ
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur, Classics specialist
Amateur teams
2012–2014BIC 2000 Junior
2015–2016BIC 2000
2015Bretagne–Séché Environnement
(stagiaire)
2017Team UC Nantes Atlantique
2017FDJ (stagiaire)
Professional team
2018–FDJ[1][2]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2023)
Bretagne Classic (2023)

Valentin Madouas (born 12 July 1996) is a French cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Groupama–FDJ.[3]

Career

Described as a puncheur, Madouas has seen success in one-day classic races as well as having strong climbing abilities. He won his first pro race in 2018 at Paris–Bourges in his first season as a professional. In May 2019, competed in the Giro d'Italia, his first Grand Tour.[4] In August 2020, he finished 27th overall in his first Tour de France.[5] He saw his first top 10 in a Grand Tour at the 2022 Tour de France, placing 10th. He obtained his first podium place in a classic with a third place at the 2022 Tour of Flanders. That season, he also won two stages of the Tour de Luxembourg in addition to the one-day Tour du Doubs. In June 2023, he won the French National Road Race Championships after placing second in the Strade Bianche three months earlier. In September, he took his first UCI WorldTour level victory, winning a four-rider sprint at the Bretagne Classic.[6]

Personal life

His father is Laurent Madouas who was also a professional cyclist, riding from 1989 until 2001.[7]

Major results

2014
2nd Overall GP Général Patton
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Ronde des Vallées
1st Stage 2 (ITT)
4th Paris–Roubaix Juniors
2016
1st Road race, National Amateur Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Kreiz Breizh Elites
7th Overall ZLM Tour
2017
8th Overall Ronde de l'Isard
2018 (1 pro win)
1st Paris–Bourges
2nd Paris–Camembert
4th Overall Tour du Haut Var
5th Paris–Tours
6th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
7th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
7th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
8th Overall Route d'Occitanie
1st Young rider classification
8th Bretagne Classic
2019
2nd Classic Sud-Ardèche
2nd La Drôme Classic
5th Road race, National Road Championships
8th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Young rider classification
8th Amstel Gold Race
2020
2nd Grand Prix La Marseillaise
4th Paris–Tours
10th Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge
2021 (1)
1st Polynormande
2nd Boucles de l'Aulne
2nd Classic Loire Atlantique
3rd Tour du Jura
5th Tour du Doubs
7th Overall Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var
8th Bretagne Classic
2022 (3)
1st Tour du Doubs
1st Mountains classification, Paris–Nice
3rd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stages 1 & 5
3rd Tour of Flanders
4th Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Mountains classification
4th Overall Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var
7th E3 Saxo Bank Classic
10th Overall Tour de France
2023 (2)
1st Road race, National Road Championships
1st Bretagne Classic
2nd Strade Bianche
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
4th Vuelta a Murcia
4th Paris–Camembert
5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th E3 Saxo Classic
2024
5th Vuelta a Murcia
6th Amstel Gold Race
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 13
A yellow jersey Tour de France 27 42 10 20
A red jersey Vuelta a España

Classics results timeline

Monument 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Milan–San Remo
Tour of Flanders 14 39 3 DNF 16
Paris–Roubaix NH 34
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 129 31 25 83 34 5 7
Giro di Lombardia 97 27
Classic 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Strade Bianche 20 21 2 15
E3 Saxo Bank Classic NH 7 8 43
Dwars door Vlaanderen 117 11 28 13
Brabantse Pijl 14
Amstel Gold Race 64 8 NH 27 14 11 6
La Flèche Wallonne DNF 40 11 86 24 15
Bretagne Classic 8 24 8 15 1
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 49 24 Not held 32
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 12 48 4
Paris–Tours 5 4 22

Major championships timeline

Event 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
World Championships Road race 34 13 29 15
European Championships Road race DNF
National Championships Road race 38 5 8 7 64 1
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
NH Not held

References

  1. ^ "Groupama-FDJ confirm 28 riders for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Groupama - FDJ". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Groupama - FDJ". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ "2019: 102nd Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  5. ^ "107th Tour de France: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  6. ^ Lamoureux, Lyne (3 September 2023). "Valentin Madouas wins Bretagne Classic-Ouest France". CyclingNews. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Valentin Madouas plus fort que son père". Retrieved 2024-01-15.


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