Sandy Casar

Sandy Casar ( born February 2, 1979 in Mantes- la -Jolie ) is a former French road cyclists.


Casar was on 1 July 2000 at the French professional cycling team La Française des Jeux, in which he rode as a stagiaire in 1999. He remained with the team until his career end in 2013. As his greatest strength is considered the mountain driving, but he also has decent time trial and sprint abilities.

In 2002 Casar reached the second place in the long-distance trip Paris-Nice. 2003 he had a curious stage victory in the Tour de Suisse, when he was caught up together with his companions escape Filippo Simeoni after tactical skirmish just before the finish, but after that was a complete surprise to decide the sprint of the peloton for themselves. In the same year he finished 13th place overall in the Giro d' Italia.

In the 2004 Tour de France, he reached in the overall standings to 16th place with a delay of 28 minutes and 53 seconds on the first-placed Lance Armstrong. With this capacity, he managed to reach the second place in the junior rankings. In 2005 he was able to distinguish twice as Second Stage.

2006 Casar drove his best overall result for a large tour one, as he finished the Giro d' Italia in sixth. On 27 July 2007 Casar won the 18th stage of the Tour de France 2007. A year later, at the Tour de France 2008 also managed to win a stage. Two years later, at the 2010 Tour de France, he won the ninth stage from Morzine -Avoriaz to Saint -Jean -de- Maurienne Luis León Sánchez before Damiano Cunego and.

In September 2013 Casar said that he ended his cycling career. He could not go on his old performance due to allergies and Rückenpoblemen. He drew a bitter balance of his career: He felt doubly betrayed cycling colleagues who had doped. On one hand, the doped athletes have won more than he deserves, and, on the other hand, he also had been placed under general suspicion of being doped. However, he had " like a prison " felt in the strict control system against doping, which he 'll be leaving now.


  • A stage in the Tour de Suisse
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • Paris - Camembert