Bryan Coquard

Bryan Coquard (born 25 April 1992) is a French cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam B&B Hotels p/b KTM.[3] He was a silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Omnium.[4][5]

Bryan Coquard
2015 Tour de France team presentation, Bryan Coquard.jpg
Coquard at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameBryan Coquard
Born (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 29)
Saint-Nazaire, France
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)
Team information
Current teamB&B Hotels p/b KTM
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter (road)
Endurance (track)
Amateur teams
2008–2010US Pontchâtelaine
2011–2012Vendée U
Professional teams
2013–2017Team Europcar
2018–Vital Concept[1][2]
Major wins
Stage races
Four Days of Dunkirk (2016)

CareerEdit

Youth and amateurEdit

Coquard began cycling in 1999 at the age of seven, at the US Pontchâteau club. In September 2008, aged sixteen, he joined CREPS Bordeaux, where he was coached by Eric Vermeulen.

In 2009, Coquard became World Junior Omnium Champion, as well as winning the Scratch Race at the European championships. He retained his Junior Omnium crown in 2010, winning four of the six events, he also finished second in the Scratch Race. Due to his track success, in June 2011 Coquard signed a contract with Team Europcar for the start of the 2013 professional road season. Later that month, he became the omnium champion of France, winning 5 of the 6 races. Following this, he was selected to represent France in the omnium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He won the silver medal finishing behind Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark.

ProfessionalEdit

Coquard signed a contract for a professional career on the roads from the 2013 season onwards, signing with Team Europcar.[6] His 2013 campaign began well, as he took two stages in the Étoile de Bessèges in January and February.[7] In 2015, Coquard won the first stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk. The stage featured cobbled sectors, fracturing the peloton to bits, and Coquard won the sprint of a small group of three.[8]

Bryan Coquard began the 2016 season with two victories in the first and second stages of the Etoile de Bessèges. However, on 16 February, in preparation for the Tour of Andalusia, he fractured his right shoulder blade. He returned a month later in time for the classics season, having missed his first objective of the year Paris-Nice. He started off well finishing 2nd behind Jens Debusschere in a small bunch sprint at Dwars door Vlaanderen. After a stage win the Circuit de la Sarthe, his form continued into the hilly classics of Brabantse Pijl and the Amstel Gold Race finishing fourth in both. In May, he won his first professional stage race at the Four Days of Dunkirk while also winning three stages in the process. The following month, he won his first race against the clock during the prologue of the Boucles de la Mayenne, as well as winning the next stage. In his build up to the Tour de France, he beat Arnaud Démare in the first two stages of the Route du Sud.

Vital ConceptEdit

In August 2017 it was confirmed that Coquard had signed for the newly formed Vital Concept team, as team leader for 2018,[9][10] shortly after Coquard was excluded from the Direct Énergie Tour de France team.[11] Coquard was also offered a place on the Quick-Step Floors team, but turned it down as he felt he would be put as 2nd sprinter behind Fernando Gaviria[12]

Coquard made his debut for Vital Concept in January 2018 at the Sharjah Tour. He took his first victory in February at stage 1 of the Tour of Oman where he won a sprint finish ahead of Mark Cavendish.[13] Earlier in the month Coquard narrowly missed out on victory at the Etoile de Bessèges, when Christophe Laporte passed him out at the finish line while Coquard was celebrating the victory he had thought he had won.[14]

Major resultsEdit

TrackEdit

2009
1st   Omnium, UCI Junior World Championships
UEC European Junior Championships
1st   Scratch
3rd   Team pursuit
2010
UCI Junior World Championships
1st   Omnium
2nd   Scratch
UEC European Junior Championships
3rd   Madison
3rd   Scratch
3rd   Team pursuit
National Junior Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
2nd   Madison
2nd   Omnium, National Championships
2011
National Championships
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Scratch
2nd   Madison (with Morgan Lamoisson)
2nd   Omnium, UEC European Championships
2012
National Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Madison (with Morgan Lamoisson)
3rd   Scratch
2nd   Omnium, Olympic Games
UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd   Omnium
2nd   Points race
2nd Six Days of Grenoble (with Morgan Kneisky)
2013
UEC European Under-23 Championships
1st   Madison (with Thomas Boudat)
2nd   Scratch
2nd   Team pursuit
2015
1st   Madison (with Morgan Kneisky), UCI World Championships
1st   Elimination race, UEC European Championships
National Championships
1st   Madison (with Thomas Boudat)
1st   Team pursuit
2nd   Omnium
2019
UEC European Track Championships
1st   Points race
2nd   Elimination race

RoadEdit

2010
2nd   Road race, UEC European Junior Road Championships
2012
1st Grand Prix Cristal Energie
1st Stage 5 Tour de Berlin
2nd   Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
2013
1st Châteauroux Classic
Étoile de Bessèges
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 8 & 9
2nd Overall French Road Cycling Cup
1st Young rider classification
2nd Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Stage 2
2nd Val d'Ille Classic
2nd Grand Prix de Denain
3rd Grand Prix de Fourmies
5th Paris–Camembert
5th Boucles de l'Aulne
6th Tour de Vendée
8th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2014
1st Route Adélie
1st Paris–Camembert
Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stages 3 & 4
3rd Overall Tour de Picardie
1st Stage 1
2015
Route du Sud
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Stage 3 Étoile de Bessèges
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st   Points classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Tour de Picardie
4th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
4th Brussels Cycling Classic
5th Trofeo Playa de Palma
5th Grand Prix de la Somme
9th Trofeo Santanyi-Ses Salines-Campos
10th Grand Prix de Denain
2016
1st   Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st   Points classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
1st   Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st   Points classification
1st Prologue & Stage 2
1st Route Adélie
Étoile de Bessèges
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
Route du Sud
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 2a Circuit de la Sarthe
2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen
3rd Grand Prix de Fourmies
3rd Tour de Vendée
4th Brabantse Pijl
4th Clásica de Almería
4th Amstel Gold Race
5th Paris–Tours
6th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2017
Circuit de la Sarthe
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2a & 4
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Andalucía
1st Stage 5 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st Stage 1 Tour of Belgium
2018
1st Stage 1 Tour of Oman
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk
2nd Paris–Bourges
7th Overall Sharjah International Cycling Tour
7th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 5
2019
1st Grand Prix Pino Cerami
1st Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
1st   Points classification Tour de Wallonie
Circuit de la Sarthe
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 1 Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 2 Arctic Race of Norway
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk
2nd Cholet-Pays de Loire
3rd Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Stage 3
3rd Tour de Vendée
5th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
5th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
6th La Roue Tourangelle
7th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 5
8th Paris–Chauny
2020
1st Stage 1 Route d'Occitanie
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Scheldeprijs
2021
3rd Grand Prix La Marseillaise

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia Has not contested during his career
  Tour de France 104 110 113 122
  Vuelta a España Has not contested during his career
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Malvestio, Carlo (22 January 2019). "Presentazione Squadre 2019, Vital Concept – B&B Hotels" [Presentation of Teams 2019, Vital Concept - B & B Hotels]. SpazioCiclismo – Cyclingpro.net (in Italian). Gravatar. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ "B&B Hotels - Vital Concept". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 4 January 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  3. ^ "B&B Hotels p/b KTM". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 4 January 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Gold success for Hansen". London 2012. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  5. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bryan Coquard". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  6. ^ Weislo, Laura (6 August 2012). "Omnium silver medallist Coquard to Europcar". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Bryan Coquard takes stage 2 at 2013 Etoile de Besseges; Michael Van Staeyen holds lead". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  8. ^ Emil Axelgaard (6 May 2015). "In-form Coquard conquers the cobbles in Dunkerque opener". Cycling Quotes. CyclingQuotes.com 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  9. ^ "New Vital Concept team confirms Coquard as leader". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Vital Concept Club unveil 2018 team kit". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  11. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (27 June 2017). "Coquard excluded from Tour de France team". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Coquard chooses Vital Concept over Quickstep Floors". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-of-oman-2018/stage-1/results/
  14. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/coquard-puts-laporte-defeat-behind-him-to-win-in-oman/

External linksEdit

Bryan Coquard at the International Olympic Committee