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 57)
Valence, Drôme, France
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAllround
Professional teams
1986-1988Systeme U
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)

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

1st   Young rider classification Giro d'Italia
1st   Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Liedekerkse Pijl
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 Vuelta a España
1st Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
1st Breuillet
1st   Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Six-Days of Grenoble (with Bernard Vallet)
1st Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Chateauroux - Limoges
1st Critérium des As
1st GP de Vannes
1st Montreuil
1st Quilan
1st Grand Prix des Nations
4th Overall Tour de France
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Overall Six-Days of Grenoble (with Roman Hermann)
1st Giro del Lazio
1st Grand Prix des Nations
1st   Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Overall Six Days of Paris (with Etienne De Wilde)
1st Boucles de l'Aulne
1st Châteaulin
1st Giro del Lazio
6th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 15 Tour de France
1st   Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Züri-Metzgete
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 16
1st Classique des Alpes
4th Overall Tour de France
1st Stages 11 & 12
1st   Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Coppa Bernocchi
1st Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st Overall Route du Sud


  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.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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