Didier Rous

Didier Rous (born 18 September 1970 in Montauban, France) is a French former professional road bicycle racer. He competed in the men's individual road race at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[1]

Didier Rous
Rous in 2006
Personal information
Full nameDidier Rous
Born (1970-09-18) 18 September 1970 (age 50)
Montauban, France
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional teams
2000–2007Bouygues Télécom
Major wins
Tour de France, 1 stages (1997)
French National Road Race Champion (2001, 2003)
Grand Prix du Midi Libre (2000)


He started his professional career with Gan in 1993 before leaving for Festina in 1997, the year in which he won a stage of the Tour de France. In 1998 the Tour and in particular the Festina team were struck by a doping scandal which led to revelations that the team had organised a doping fund under the managemt of Bruno Roussel, the directeur sportif, and the team's doctor, Erik Rykaert. Rous said he had taken the blood enhancer, EPO.

In 2000 he joined a new team, Bonjour, sponsored by a newspaper chain and managed by the former rider Jean-René Bernaudeau. He stayed with Bernaudeau as the team's sponsors changed and ride under its new sponsor, Brioches La Boulangère (2003–2004) and then Bouygues Telecom (2005).

Rous said on 11 June 2007 that he was stopping racing because of health problems and joined the management of the Bouygues Telecom team.

Major resultsEdit

1st, Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
4th, Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st, Stage 4, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st, Stage 3 (ITT), Critérium International
2nd, La Flèche Wallonne
1st, Stage 18, Tour de France
1st, Overall, Grand Prix du Midi Libre
1st, Paris–Camembert
  National Road Race Champion
Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, Overall, Stage 5 and 6 (ITT)
1st, Overall, Tour de Vendée
1st, Trophée des Grimpeurs
1st, Prologue, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
11th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Overall, Circuit de la Sarthe
2nd, Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk
  National Road Race Champion
1st, Trophée des Grimpeurs
1st, Overall, Tour du Limousin
2nd, Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, GP Ouest-France
1st, Stage 3, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, Stage 3 (ITT), Route du Sud
1st, Overall, Points Competitions and Stage 1
1st, Trophée des Grimpeurs

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Didier Rous Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.

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