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Élie Gesbert (born 1 July 1995) is a French racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Arkéa–Samsic.[2] Gesbert competed in the Tour de France in 2017 and 2018.[3]

Élie Gesbert
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Personal information
Born (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 24)
Saint-Brieuc, France
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Weight63 kg (139 lb; 9 st 13 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamArkéa–Samsic
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2014–2015Pays de Dinan
2016Vélo Club de Loudéac
Professional team(s)
2015FDJ (stagiaire)
2016–Fortuneo–Vital Concept

CareerEdit

Fortuneo–Vital Concept (2016–present)Edit

Born in Saint-Brieuc, Gesbert rode the Tour de France for the first time in 2017, and started as the first rider in the opening stage individual time trial. He took his first professional win at the Tour du Limousin, as he won stage 1, where he also finished 2nd overall.

Gesbert rode his first Monument classic in 2018, at Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and finished 91st. He also participated in the Tour de France during which he was the victim of a punch from fellow competitor Gianni Moscon, which Moscon was later disqualified from the race for.[4]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2013
1st   Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2015
1st Stage 6 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd Kreiz Breizh Elites
2016
1st Stage 3 Ronde de l'Isard
2017
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Tour de Bretagne
1st Stage 6
6th Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
  Combativity award Stage 10 Tour de France
2019
4th Overall Tour de l'Ain
5th Overall Tour of Oman
1st   Young rider classification
5th Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge
6th Tour du Doubs
9th Overall Tour du Limousin
9th Paris–Camembert
  Combativity award Stage 14 Tour de France

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 85 86 78
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ELIE GESBERT - Arkea-Samsic". Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Arkéa-Samsic". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  3. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/moscon-knows-he-let-the-team-down-with-tour-de-france-disqualification-says-brailsford/

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