1994 Christope Rinero Vice - military world champion in the road race; the following year he signed a contract with Team Force Sud, and from 1997 he drove in the team Cofidis. Seven times he competed in the Tour de France; his best finish in 1998 was a fourth place in the overall standings, he also won the polka-dot jersey as the winner of the mountains classification. Later, it was speculated that Rinero the "virtual winner " of this tour was actually because the three athletes who stood on the podium - Marco Pantani, Jan Ullrich and Bobby Julich - doping was detected with EPO.
In February 2000, Christophe Rinero injured in the Mediterranean tour in the knee and was not able to its previous performance. End of the 2008 season, he finished his athletic career.