Johan Le Bon

Johan Le Bon (born 3 October 1990) is a French road bicycle racer, who currently rides for French amateur team Dinan Sport Cycling.[4]

Johan Le Bon
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Le Bon at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameJohan Le Bon
Born (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 31)
Lannion, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current teamDinan Sport Cycling
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeRouleur
Amateur teams
2008–2009UC Briochine
2021–Dinan Sport Cycling
Professional teams
2009–2012Bretagne–Schuller
2013–2017FDJ
2018–2020Vital Concept[1][2]
2021Cambodia Cycling Academy[3]

CareerEdit

Riding as a junior in 2008, Johan Le Bon became European Champion[5] and World Champion within the space of a month.[6] He also won the bronze medal at the European Time Trial Championships that year.

One year later, he joined professional cycling team Bretagne–Schuller.[7] The 2010 edition of the Route bretonne gave him his first professional victory. He also won the third stage of the Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay, a race he won the previous year as an amateur, and the third stage of Kreiz Breizh Elites, becoming overall winner of the latter.[8]

In both 2011 and 2012 Johan Le Bon emerged as French Under-23 Time Trial Champion.[9]

In 2013 Le Bon moved to World Tour team FDJ. In the important three-day stage races of West Flanders and De Panne, Le Bon came in fifth and fourth, respectively. He gained his first podium spot with FDJ by finishing second in the Tro-Bro Léon.[10] Later that year, Le Bon debuted in a Grand Tour when he took part in the Giro d'Italia.

In 2014, he participated in the Paris–Roubaix and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad cycling classics. He again took part in the Giro d'Italia, and also finished the Vuelta a España.

His biggest victory at the time came in 2015, when he won the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour.[11]

Major resultsEdit

2007
1st Stage 2 Ronde des vallées
2008
UCI Juniors World Championships
1st   Road race
5th Time trial
UEC European Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race
3rd Time trial
1st   Overall Ronde des vallées
1st Prologue
1st   Overall Tour du Morbihan
1st Classique des Alpes Juniors
2nd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2009
1st   Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
1st Étoile de Tressignaux
1st Stage 2 Classic Loire Atlantique
7th Flèche Ardennaise
2010
1st   Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites
1st Stage 3
1st Route bretonne
1st Stage 3 Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
3rd Overall Paris–Corrèze
2011
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Mountains classification Tour de Picardie
2nd Paris–Mantes-en-Yvelines
5th Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
7th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2012
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st Stage 2
4th Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites
6th Overall Tour de Normandie
1st Young rider classification
2013
2nd Tro-Bro Léon
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Three Days of De Panne
5th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
5th Chrono des Nations
2014
3rd Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
2015
1st Stage 5 Eneco Tour
3rd Chrono des Nations
8th Overall Tour de l'Eurométropole
9th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Prologue
9th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2016
3rd Duo Normand (with Marc Fournier)
4th Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
5th Tro-Bro Léon
5th Chrono des Nations
10th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2017
1st Prologue Tour de l'Ain
2nd Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Prologue & Stage 1
2nd Polynormande
2018
9th Ronde van Drenthe
9th Chrono des Nations
10th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
2020
1st Malaysian International Classic Race
2021
1st Stage 2 Kreiz Breizh Elites

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  Giro d'Italia 115 89
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 79 DNF DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Malvestio, Carlo (22 January 2019). "Presentazione Squadre 2019, Vital Concept – B&B Hotels" [Presentation of Teams 2019, Vital Concept - B & B Hotels]. SpazioCiclismo – Cyclingpro.net (in Italian). Gravatar. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ "B&B Hotels - Vital Concept". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 4 January 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  3. ^ Gachet, Nicolas (11 December 2020). "Johan Le Bon rejoint une Continentale" [Johan Le Bon joins a Continental team]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  4. ^ Gachet, Nicolas (8 March 2021). "Johan Le Bon de retour chez les Amateurs" [Johan Le Bon back to the Amateurs]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  5. ^ "European U23-Junior Road Championships - CC". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company Ltd. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Junior World Championships - CM Jr". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company Ltd. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  7. ^ Gilson, Michael (15 June 2009). "Johan Le Bon néo-pro le 1er juillet". Directvelo.com. Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Johan Le Bon". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  9. ^ Arz, Pierre (17 August 2012). "Pour la 2ème année consécutive, le professionnel Johan Le Bon est devenu champion de France Espoirs de contre-la-montre, chez lui en Bretagne". Velo101.com. Sport 101. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  10. ^ Mainguet, Maxime (26 March 2014). "Le Bon, pavé de bonnes intentions". Velochrono.fr. Velochrono. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Johan Le Bon (FDJ) remporte la 5e étape de l'Eneco Tour". L'Equipe.fr. Éditions Philippe Amaury. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.

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