Jacky Durand

Jacky Durand ( born February 10, 1967 in Laval, Mayenne ) is a French former professional cyclist. He became famous for his long solo attacks. Indicative of his racing philosophy was his saying:

"I have no problem with losing, but I hate to lose, without having tried it. "


Jacky Durand 1990 professional cyclist at Team Castorama, in which he was active until 1995. On April 5, 1992, he won the Tour of Flanders after a 217 km long solo ride. In 1993 and 1994 he became a French road champion. In 1994 he won the tenth stage of the Tour de France itself. In 1995, with Durand after his victory in the prologue two days the yellow jersey.

In 1996 he joined the team Agrigel -La Creuse Fenioux, in which he drove for a year. In 1997 he went to the Casino team. In Montauban it a year later won the eighth stage of the Tour de France and won the award for the most aggressive riders. In the same year he decided to be the first Frenchman for 42 years the race Paris -Tours for themselves. In this race he had dissolved 23 kilometers from the finish of a ten -man lead group and then defeated Mirko Gualdi in the sprint.

In 1999, he joined the Belgian team Lotto - Mobistar. At the Tour de France this year, he crashed on the second stage and was almost run over by a service vehicle. Yet he fought on and was again awarded the prize for the most aggressive rider, the " Coeur de Lion ". Because of his fall but he was last overall. In the Vuelta a España in the same year he wore the yellow jersey for two days.

He was part of the team La Française des Jeux 2001. He finished his career in 2005.


1996 Jacky Durand has been banned due to repeated doping with anabolic steroids for eight months. According to an investigation report by the French Senate from July 2013 Durand is one of the subsequently convicted drivers who are doped at the 1998 Tour de France with EPO. The report relied on results of anonymous, however zuortbarer EPO retests.