Jean-René Bernaudeau

Jean-René Bernaudeau (born 8 July 1956) is a French former road bicycle racer, who competed professionally from 1978 to 1988. Bernaudeau is currently directeur sportif for UCI Professional Continental team Total Direct Énergie.[1]

Jean-René Bernaudeau
Jean-René Bernaudeau 1979.jpg
Jean-René Bernaudeau in 1979
Personal information
Full nameJean-René Bernaudeau
Born (1956-07-08) 8 July 1956 (age 64)
Saint-Maurice-le-Girard, Vendée, France
Team information
Current teamTotal Direct Énergie
RoleTeam manager
Professional teams
1984Système U
Managerial teams
1996–1999Vendée U

Career highlights include four wins in the Grand Prix du Midi Libre between 1980 and 1983, winning a Bronze medal at the 1979 World Championship road race, as well as wearing the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for one day after the first stage in the 1979 Tour de France.[2] He would also win the best young rider classification in the 1979 Tour and would go on to finish in 5th place overall. He would also finish in the top 10 during the 1981 Tour de France as well as the 1983 Tour de France. In 1982, he said that dope controls in cycling were a breach of the freedom of work.[3] Before turning professional he represented France competing in the individual road race event at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[4]

His son Giovanni Bernaudeau was on his team for 11 seasons until he retired in 2015.[5]

Notable victoriesEdit


  1. ^ Bonamy, Raphaël (1 September 2017). "Direct Énergie: le point sur l'effectif 2018" [Direct Énergie: Roster Update 2018]. Ouest-France (in French). Groupe Ouest-France. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Jean Rene Bernaudeau dans le Tour de France". le dico du tour. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2007.
  3. ^ citing L'Équipe 17 August 1982 : « Je considère les contrôles dans les critériums comme une atteinte à la liberté du travail. »
  4. ^ "Jean-René Bernaudeau Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  5. ^ Lowe, Felix (4 July 2012). "Tour de France – Pay day for Europcar". Retrieved 2 May 2015.

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