Charly Mottet

Charly Mottet (born 16 December 1962 in Valence, Drôme) is a French former professional cyclist (1983 to 1994). He was one of the best French road cyclists of his era.

Charly Mottet
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Mottet at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full nameCharly Mottet
NicknamePetit Charly
Born (1962-12-16) 16 December 1962 (age 59)
Valence, Drôme, France
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
1986–1988Système U
1993–1994Novemail–Histor–Laser Computer
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
3 individual stages (1990. 1991)
Giro d'Italia
Young rider classification (1984)
1 individual stage (1990)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (1986)

Stage races

Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
(1987, 1989, 1992)
Tour de Romandie (1990)

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (1988)
Züri-Metzgete (1990)
Medal record
Representing  France
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1986 Colorado Springs Elite Men's Road Race

His daughter, Eva Mottet, was also a road racing cyclist. She competed as a junior at the 2012 UCI Road World Championships, where she heavily crashed in the women's junior road race. Charly Mottet was an UCI-official at the race. Eva would never fully recover. She died young in April 2020, aged 25.[1][2]


Mottet won a total of 67 races, including the Tour de Romandie in 1990, and rode eight times in the Tour de France. His best results in the Tour de France were 4th-place finishes in 1987 and 1991. He won three stages, one in 1990 (Stage 15 : Millau - Revel) and two in 1991 (Stage 11 : Quimper - Saint-Herblain and Stage 12 : Pau - Jaca). He also finished 2nd in the 1990 Giro d'Italia.

During his professional cycling career, Mottet had a reputation within the peloton as being a totally clean rider who never used performance-enhancing drugs.[3][4] He is former FICP World No. 1 (in May and August 1989).

After retiring from racing, Mottet became involved in race organising, working on the Critérium du Dauphiné (where he was assistant director) for 14 years, before being appointed sports manager of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal in 2010. He also served as selector for the French national cycling team at the 1997 and 1998 Road World Championships, and as a technical delegate for the Union Cycliste Internationale at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.[5]

Major resultsEdit

2nd Paris–Troyes
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 2
5th Overall Tour du Vaucluse
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st   Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 7
1st   Young rider classification Giro d'Italia
1st Liedekerkse Pijl
1st Stage 5 Clásico RCN
2nd Paris–Brussels
6th Grand Prix de Cannes
9th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Overall Tour du Haut Var
1st Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
1st Grand Prix des Nations
1st Giro del Piemonte
1st Duo Normand (with Thierry Marie)
1st Stages 9 & 11 Tour de l'Avenir
2nd Overall Paris–Bourges
3rd Firenze–Pistoia
5th Overall Critérium International
6th Overall Etoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 3
8th Overall Tour du Limousin
9th Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 7a
1st Stages 9 & 11 Vuelta a España
1st Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
1st Breuillet
1st Stage 2 Tour du Vaucluse
2nd   Road race, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 1
2nd Firenze–Pistoia
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
3rd Paris–Tours
4th Overall Critérium International
4th Grand Prix des Nations
9th Overall Paris–Nice
10th La Flèche Wallonne
1st   Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Six-Days of Grenoble (with Bernard Vallet)
1st Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 1
1st Chateauroux–Limoges
1st Critérium des As
1st Grand Prix des Nations
1st GP de Vannes
1st Montreuil
1st Quilan
3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
3rd GP Eddy Merckx
4th Overall Tour de France
4th Paris–Tours
9th Giro di Lombardia
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Overall Six-Days of Grenoble (with Roman Hermann)
1st Giro del Lazio
1st Grand Prix des Nations
1st Overall Tour du Vaucluse
1st Stage 2b
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 6a (ITT)
2nd GP Ouest–France
2nd Overall Paris–Bourges
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
3rd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Euskal Bizikleta
3rd Trofeo Baracchi
3rd Grand Prix de Wallonie
4th La Flèche Wallonne
5th Overall Ronde van Nederland
7th Tour of Flanders
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
8th GP Eddy Merckx
10th Trophée des Grimpeurs
1st   Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 3
1st Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 3b
1st Overall Six Days of Paris (with Etienne De Wilde)
1st Boucles de l'Aulne
1st Giro del Lazio
1st Châteaulin
1st Stage 3 Tour d'Armorique
2nd Overall Tour of Ireland
2nd Overall Critérium International
2nd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 6
3rd Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana
3rd GP des Amériques
3rd Grand Prix des Nations
4th Clásica de San Sebastián
4th Overall Grand Prix du Midi-Libre
1st Prologue
6th Overall Tour de France
7th Trophée des Grimpeurs
10th Overall Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde
1st Stage 15 Tour de France
1st   Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Prologue & Stage 3b
1st Züri-Metzgete
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 16
5th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
5th Grand Prix de Lunel [fr]
6th Trofeo Baracchi
1st Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Classique des Alpes
1st Stage 2 Tour d'Armorique
2nd Coppa Agostoni
3rd Overall Critérium International
1st Stage 2
3rd Giro dell'Emilia
4th Overall Tour de France
1st Stages 11 & 12
5th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
6th Trophée des Grimpeurs
9th Trofeo Luis Puig
10th Clásica de San Sebastián
1st   Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 8
1st Coppa Bernocchi
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
5th Trophée des Grimpeurs
8th Overall Volta a Catalunya
10th Overall Paris–Nice
1st Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 4b
1st Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st Stage 3
2nd Züri-Metzgete
3rd Overall Etoile de Bessèges
4th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
5th Giro di Lombardia
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
2nd Paris–Camembert
3rd Overall Route du Sud
5th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
5th Grand Prix des Nations
8th Overall Etoile de Bessèges

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
  Vuelta a España 22
  Giro d'Italia 21 2
  Tour de France 36 16 4 DNF 6 49 4 DNF 40 46


  1. ^ Franse ex-wielrenster Eva Mottet, dochter van Charly, op 25-jarige leeftijd overleden, Het Laatste Nieuws
  2. ^ "Voormalig wielrenster Eva Mottet (25) overleden". Telegraaf. 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-03-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Greg Lemond on doping practices from 1990 (french)
  4. ^ Extract from 'Massacre a la Chaine' by Willy Voet Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Our Sports Manager: Charly Mottet". Grands Prix Cyclistes. 19 April 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 13 September 2014.

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