Laurent Roux

Laurent Roux ( born December 3, 1972 in Cahors, France ) is a former French cyclist. He began his career in 1994, and he was active until 2003. His biggest success Roux by winning a stage of the Giro d' Italia. He also won one-day races and the overall title at the Tour de l' Avenir.


In April 1999, Roux was first tested positive at the Flèche Wallonne on amphetamines and blocked for half a year. A re positive test in April 2002 brought him a four -year ban and marked the end of his cycling career in 2003. 2006 Roux has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after he was convicted of doping trade in the amateur cycling scene guilty had. In the process, Roux had confessed to have taken in the course of his career, more and more doping agents themselves, including Epo, growth hormone, cortisone and testosterone.

Best Merits

  • Giro d' Italia 1998: Stage 12
  • Paris-Nice 1999: Stage 4
  • Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré: 2001: Stage 2
  • Tour de l' Avenir: 1997
  • Paris - Bourges: 1997
  • Classique des Alpes: 1997