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John Gadret (born 22 April 1979) is a French former professional racing cyclist in cyclo-cross and road racing, currently racing for the USO Bruay-la-Buissière amateur team. He became a stagiaire for Cofidis in 2003 before turning professional with the Vlaanderen–T Interim team in 2004.

John Gadret
2011 Giro - John Gadret.jpg
Gadret riding in the 2011 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full nameJohn Gadret
Born (1979-04-22) 22 April 1979 (age 40)
Épernay, France
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Team information
Current teamUSO Bruay-la-Buissière
DisciplineRoad
Cyclo-cross
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
1999–2003VC Roubaix
2003Cofidis (stagiaire)
2016Cross Team By G4
2016–USO Bruay-la-Buissière
Professional team(s)
2004–2005Vlaanderen–T Interim
2006–2013AG2R Prévoyance
2014–2015Movistar Team
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2011)

Stage races

Tour de l'Ain (2007)

Other

National cyclo-cross championships (2004, 2006)

Contents

CareerEdit

In 2004 he became national cyclo-cross champion of France for the first time. At this stage he was specialized in the cyclo-cross discipline but was beginning to perform well in stage races such as the Deutschland Tour.[1] Gadret won again the French cyclo-cross championships. In the 2006 Giro d'Italia Gadret showed great potential in the mountains by finishing 7th, 6th and 5th on the three mountain stages. He crashed on the 18th stage and was forced to abandon with a broken collarbone.[2] Despite these promising results on the road, Gadret was back in the 2006–2007 cyclo-cross season where he challenged the domination of Belgian Sven Nys in the Koppenbergcross[3] and finished 8th in the UCI World Cyclo-cross Championships.[4] Returning to the road with the aim of competing in his first Tour de France, Gadret took his first road victory at the Grand Prix of Aargau Canton.[5] After the 2007 Tour de France Gadret won the third stage and took the leader's jersey in the Tour de l'Ain which he won the following day.[6]

On Stage 15 of the 2010 Tour de France Gadret caused controversy when he refused to give his wheel to his team leader, Nicolas Roche, following a puncture on the final climb of the day and then began attacking the group ahead of Roche.[7] He later finished 19th overall.

He has won a race against a horse in a charity event.[8]

In the 2011 Giro d'Italia, Gadret finished 3rd overall with a victory on stage 11. He finished 3' 54" behind race winner Michele Scarponi.

After eight seasons with Ag2r–La Mondiale, Gadret left the squad at the end of the 2013 season, and joined the Movistar Team for 2014. He was unable to secure a professional contract after the 2015 season, and returned to the amateur ranks.

Career achievementsEdit

Cyclo-crossEdit

1995–1996
6th Junior race, UCI World Championships
1996–1997
3rd Junior race, National Championships
6th Junior race, UCI World Championships
1998–1999
2nd Under-23 race, National Championships
5th Under-23 race, UCI World Championships
2001–2002
3rd Elite race, National Championships
2002–2003
2nd Elite race, National Championships
10th Overall UCI World Cup
2003–2004
1st   Elite race, National Championships
10th Overall UCI World Cup
2004–2005
2nd Elite race, National Championships
2005–2006
1st   Elite race, National Championships
2006–2007
2nd Elite race, National Championships
8th Elite race, UCI World Championships
10th Overall Superprestige
3rd Cyclo-cross Gavere
2007–2008
2nd Elite race, National Championships
9th Elite race, UCI World Championships
2010–2011
2nd Elite race, National Championships
2012–2013
3rd Elite race, National Championships
2015–2016
3rd Elite race, National Championships
2016–2017
3rd Elite race, National Championships

RoadEdit

2005
3rd Grand Prix de Villers-Cotterêts
4th Tro-Bro Léon
9th Grand Prix de Wallonie
10th Trophée des Grimpeurs
2007
1st   Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 3
1st Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
8th La Flèche Wallonne
2008
1st Stage 4 Tour de l'Ain
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th La Flèche Wallonne
2009
8th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2010
6th Overall Route du Sud
2011
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 11
6th Tour du Doubs
7th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2013
3rd Overall Route du Sud
3rd Overall Tour de l'Ain
10th Overall Critérium International
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF 13 3 11
  Tour de France 54 DNF 18 DNF 22 19
  Vuelta a España 18 DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Palmarès de John GADRET". Ag2r prevoyance cyclisme. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  2. ^ "2006 Giro d'Italia stage 18 results, report and photos". cyclingnews. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  3. ^ "Koppenberg cross 2006 results, report and photos". cyclingnews. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  4. ^ "UCI World Championships Cyclo-cross 2006–2007". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 2007-08-15.[dead link]
  5. ^ "2007 Grand Prix of Aargau Canton results and report". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  6. ^ "Gadret wins and leads in Tour de l'Ain". Cyclingpost. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  7. ^ Roche, Nicolas (2010-07-20). "I wanted to smash his head in. I couldn't stand to be near him". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  8. ^ "Voeckler Loses Out To Trotting Horse". Cyclingnews.com. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2012-07-12.

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