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Laurent Desbiens (born 16 September 1969, Mons-en-Barœul) was a French cyclist between 1992 and 2001. He won the Four Days of Dunkirk and won a stage in the 1997 Tour de France and wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for two days in the 1998 Tour.

Laurent Desbiens
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Personal information
Full nameLaurent Desbiens
Born (1969-09-16) 16 September 1969 (age 50)
Mons-en-Barœul, France
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10 st 12 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1992Collstrop - Histor
1993-1995Castorama
1996Gan
1997-2000Cofidis
2001Kelme - Costa Blanca
Major wins
Four days of Dunkirk
Tour de France 1998: 1 stage, 2 yellow jerseys

His name was on the list of doping tests published by the French Senate on 24 July 2013 that were collected during the 1998 Tour de France and found positive for EPO when retested in 2004.[1]

Major resultsEdit

1993
Four Days of Dunkirk: 1st
Stage Midi Libre
1996
Tour de Vendée
1997
1s stage Midi Libre
Tour de France stage
1998
A Travers Le Morhiban
1999
Tour de Limousin stage
Dauphiné Libéré: 4th stage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "French Senate releases positive EPO cases from 1998 Tour de France".

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