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Armand de Las Cuevas

Armand de Las Cuevas (26 June 1968 – 2 August 2018) was a French racing cyclist.

Armand de Las Cuevas
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Las Cuevas at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full nameArmand de Las Cuevas
Born(1968-06-26)26 June 1968
Troyes, France
Died2 August 2018(2018-08-02) (aged 50)
Réunion, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad
Track
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1989–1993Reynolds
1994–1995Castorama
1996Petit Casino
1997–1998Banesto
1999Amica Chips-Costa de Almería
Major wins
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1998)
Clásica de San Sebastián (1994)
French Road Race Championship (1991)
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage (1994)

He won prestigious races such as the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré and the Clásica de San Sebastián. A time trial specialist, he won many prologues and individual time trials in the early 1990s. He also competed in track pursuit racing, and was bronze medalist in the discipline at the 1990 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Japan.

De Las Cuevas retired to Réunion in 1999, where he founded a cycling school. He committed suicide there in 2018.[1]

Major resultsEdit

1988
1st   Overall Tour de Bretagne
1990
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Asturias
3rd   Individual pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1991
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st GP Ouest–France
1st Stage 3 Bicicleta Vasca
1992
1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
1993
1st   Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 2
1st Grand Prix des Nations
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
1994
1st   Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 2
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Paris–Camembert
1st Prologue Tour de Romandie
9th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Prologue
1995
1st Trophée des Grimpeurs
1998
1st   Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 2
1st   Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armand De Las Cuevas est décédé". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

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