Jérôme Coppel

Jérôme Coppel (born 6 August 1986) is a French former road bicycle racer,[1] who rode professionally between 2008 and 2016 for the Française des Jeux, Saur–Sojasun, Cofidis and IAM Cycling teams.

Jérôme Coppel
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Coppel at the 2010 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameJérôme Coppel
Born (1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 35)
Annemasse, France
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider type
  • All-rounder
  • Time trialist
Amateur team
2006–2007CR4C Roanne
Professional teams
2008–2009Française des Jeux
2010–2012Saur–Sojasun
2013–2014Cofidis
2015–2016IAM Cycling
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Time Trial Championships (2015)

CareerEdit

Born in Annemasse, Haute-Savoie, Coppel and compatriot Romain Sicard were the focus of a four-page spread in the sports magazine L'Équipe, with the headline Bientôt un crack française? ("Soon a French champ?"). His presence helped Saur–Sojasun gain its invitation to the 2011 Tour de France, where he finished 14th in the general classification and third in the young rider classification.

Coppel left Saur–Sojasun at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Cofidis for the 2013 season.[2] In December 2014 he was announced as part of the squad for the IAM Cycling team for 2015.[3]

Coppel retired after the 2016 Tour de l'Ain.

Major resultsEdit

2004
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
10th Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
2005
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2006
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stage 3 Tour des Pays de Savoie
2nd   Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
3rd   Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
4th Overall Tour de Berlin
2007
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Time trial
1st   Road race
1st   Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st   Young rider classification
3rd   Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
3rd Overall Grand Prix Guillaume Tell
5th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2008
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
6th Overall Tour de l'Ain
8th Tour du Finistère
2009
1st Route Adélie
4th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Overall Critérium International
2010
1st   Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
1st Stage 2
1st   Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
1st Stage 1
1st Tour du Doubs
3rd Gran Premio de Llodio
4th Vuelta a La Rioja
5th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
6th Overall Tour de l'Ain
6th Tour du Finistère
7th Giro dell'Emilia
9th Overall Paris–Nice
9th Les Boucles du Sud-Ardèche
10th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2011
1st   Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
1st   Young rider classification Critérium du Dauphiné
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
5th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
9th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2012
1st   Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 5b (ITT)
1st Tour du Doubs
2nd Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
3rd Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
5th Overall Tour de l'Ain
9th Overall Tour of Britain
2013
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
2014
2nd Overall Étoile de Bessèges
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour of Austria
  Combativity award Stage 20 Vuelta a España
2015
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd   Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2016
1st   Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 5 (ITT)
2nd Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
8th Classic Sud-Ardèche

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia Did not contest during career
  Tour de France DNF 14 21 63 DNF 75
  Vuelta a España 40 31 DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Copel at Procyclingstats.com". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Coppel moves to Cofidis, Taaramäe extends". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ Windsor, Richard (11 December 2014). "IAM Cycling announce 2015 lineup, with 10 new signings". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 12 December 2014.

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