Christophe Moreau

Christophe Moreau ( born April 12, 1971 in Vervins, France ) is a former French cyclist (1.86 m tall, 72 kg body weight). He lives in Delémont in Switzerland.

Sporting career

His career began in 1995 when the Festina team. At his first professional race he entered in the same year in Paris-Nice, which he won to the surprise of many the polka-dot jersey and defend for a week. A year later, Moreau drove his first Tour de France, in which his Équipe won the team classification. He had to settle for one of the rear seats. A year later he joined the Tour de France as early as the 19th in the overall standings.

In June 1998, he was first tested positive for anabolic steroids. Because his team boss could credibly, the driver did not know what had been given him, Moreau was allowed to start again in the Tour de France. The protestations that drivers were doped only in individual cases, without their knowledge, to set out a little later than lies: in the course of known as the Festina affair revealed the team was excluded after the 7th stage of the Tour de France after systematic doping on could be detected several years. The French cycling federation locked Moreau from December 1998 to April 1999.

After his suspension he had a successful comeback: He took the race Around the Henninger Tower part, reached in less important races good rankings and was 27th in the Tour de France. A year later, he missed with a fourth place by half a minute to jump to the podium of the Tour de France; calculated in favor of his teammates Joseba Beloki. After 2001, the Critériums du Dauphiné Libéré won also began the 2001 Tour de France heißungsvoll for Moreau: He won the prologue and was the first winner of the yellow jersey. After he was on the first serious mountain stage to Alpe d' Huez fourth behind Lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich and Beloki, Moreau was forced to retire injured on the 12th stage. At the end of 2001, the Festina team withdrew from cycling, and Moreau moved to Crédit Agricole. The launch of the new team did not turn out as well as hoped, because Moreau could not finish the Tour de France 2002: After several falls, he did not start the 16th stage.

A year later, he managed to complete the Tour de France to drive. He graduated with a fourth place in the mountains classification and as a total of eight. He also won the Four Days of Dunkirk. In 2004 he took part in his country both in the Tour de France and at the 2004 Summer Olympics as well as numerous national competitions. Among other things, in the regional competition Tour du Languedoc -Roussillon, he was the fastest.

For the 2006 season, Christophe Moreau joined the French team ag2r Prévoyance. There he was in 2007 French road Radmeister and won the Critériums du Dauphiné Libéré with two stage wins and despite a poor time trial. After 2 years at ag2r Moreau moved in 2008 to the team Agritubel. Since the team was not invited to Critériums du Dauphiné Libéré, he could not repeat his overall victory. At the Tour de France, he gave up after the 7th stage.

End of the 2010 season ended his career Christophe Moreau.


Placings in the Tour de France


  • Chazal -MBK ( Stagiaire ) ( 1994)
  • Festina - Lotus (1995-1999)
  • Festina (2000-2001)
  • Crédit Agricole (2002-2005)
  • AG2R Prévoyance (2006-2007)
  • Agritubel (2008-2009)
  • Caisse d' Epargne (2010)