Geoffrey Soupe

Geoffrey Soupe (born 22 March 1988) is a French professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Team TotalEnergies.[4] Soupe was the 2010 under-23 French national champion for the road race,[5] and finished second to Great Britain's Alex Dowsett in the European under-23 time trial championship.[6]

Geoffrey Soupe
Geoffrey Soupe 4JDD 2013.jpg
Soupe at the 2013 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameGeoffrey Soupe
Born (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 34)
Viriat, Ain, France
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current teamTeam TotalEnergies
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeRouleur
Amateur teams
2004EC Bourg-en-Bresse (junior)
2005–2006VC Bressan (junior)
2007–2008VC Vaulx-en-Velin (junior)
2009–2010C.C. Etupes Le Doubs
Professional teams
2011–2014FDJ
2015–2019Cofidis[1][2]
2020–Total Direct Énergie[3]

CareerEdit

Born in Viriat, Ain, Soupe competed for the EC Bourg-en-Bresse, VC Bressan and VC Vaulx-en-Velin setups as a junior, and the C.C. Etupes Le Doubs squad as an amateur, before joining the FDJ professional team for the 2011 season as a neo-pro.[7] In his first race for the team, Soupe won the opening stage of La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon – beating Team Europcar's Anthony Charteau in a two-man sprint[8] – before finishing the race in eighth place overall.[9] Soupe later added a stage victory in the Tour Alsace,[10] before quitting the race the next day.[11]

Soupe made his Grand Tour début at the 2012 Giro d'Italia, taking a third-place finish during the race's first mass-start stage in Herning, Denmark; a result that Soupe stated that he was "sorry" for, after he was supposed to be leading out the team's main sprinter Arnaud Démare, until he was caught up in a final-corner crash.[12]

In August 2014 Cofidis announced that they had signed Soupe, alongside FDJ teammate Nacer Bouhanni, for 2015.[13] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[14]

Major resultsEdit

2008
1st   Overall Tour du Béarn
2009
National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2nd Overall Boucles de la Marne
3rd Souvenir Michel Roques
5th Chrono des Herbiers
8th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2010
1st   Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd   Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
10th Time trial, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
2011
1st Stage 1 Tour Alsace
5th Ronde Pévéloise
8th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 1
2012
5th Tour du Doubs
2013
10th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
2017
6th La Roue Tourangelle
2019
8th Elfstedenronde
2020
9th Overall Saudi Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia 76
  Tour de France 123 142 123
  Vuelta a España DNF 94 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Retsin, Frédéric (8 December 2017). "Les premières photos du stage de l'équipe Cofidis en Espagne" [The first photos of the Cofidis team in Spain]. La Voix du Nord (in French). Groupe Rossel. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ Bonnefoy, François (29 November 2018). "Route - L'effectif de l'équipe Cofidis pour la saison 2019" [Road - The Cofidis squad for the 2019 season]. Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar Agency. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Total Direct Énergie". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Total Direct Energie". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 7 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  5. ^ Gilson, Michael (22 August 2010). "France – Espoirs : Les réactions" [France – Prospects: The reactions]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  6. ^ Richardson, Simon (16 July 2010). "Dowsett wins gold at U23 European championships". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  7. ^ Gilson, Michael (18 August 2010). "Geoffrey Soupe néo-pro à la FDJ" [Geoffrey Soupe neo-pro at FDJ]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Soupe claims opening stage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Charteau wins overall in Gabon". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  10. ^ Gachet, Nicolas (27 July 2011). "Tour Alsace – Et. 1 : Classements" [Tour Alsace – Stage 1: Rankings]. DirectVélo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Double success for Albert in Alsace". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Soupe "sorry" to have finished third in Giro d'Italia stage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  13. ^ Farrand, Stephen (1 August 2014). "Transfers: Cofidis confirms the arrival of Nacer Bouhanni". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  14. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Geoffrey Soupe at Wikimedia Commons