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Lilian Calmejane (born 6 December 1992) is a French cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Total Direct Énergie.[2] He is best known for winning stages at the Tour de France in 2017 and the Vuelta a España in 2016.

Lilian Calmejane
Tournai - Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux, étape 3, 5 avril 2015, départ (A77).JPG
Calmejane in 2015.
Personal information
Full nameLilian Calmejane
Born (1992-12-06) 6 December 1992 (age 26)
Albi, France
Height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10 st 12 lb)
Team information
Current teamTotal Direct Énergie
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur
Amateur team(s)
2010Saint-Juéry Olympique
2011–2013Occitane CF
2014–2015Vendée U
Professional team(s)
2016–Direct Énergie[1]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2017)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2016)

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CareerEdit

Calmejane was born in Albi. Calmejane turned professional in 2016 with Direct Énergie, and in August, he won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España,[3] his first ride in a Grand Tour.

In 2017, the second win of his career came at the Étoile de Bessèges where he won stage 3 and the overall race. At the start of March, Calmejane won the Mountains classification at Paris–Nice. His great form continued at the Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali where he won stage 4 and the overall race. He finished off his strong spring with a stage win and the overall win at the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire. In June, he was named in the startlist for the Tour de France.[4] He achieved his first Tour de France stage victory after making a solo breakaway with 17 kilometres (11 miles) to go on Stage 8, despite battling leg cramps 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from the finish line.[5]

In February 2018, Calmejane won La Drôme Classic, before he triumphed at Paris–Camembert in April.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2014
4th Overall Ronde de l'Isard Ariege
1st Stages 2 & 3 (TTT)
2015
1st   Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stage 2
5th Overall Tour de Bretagne
1st Stage 3
8th Overall Tour Alsace
1st   Mountains classification
2016
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a España
3rd Overall Tour La Provence
8th Overall La Méditerranéenne
1st   Young rider classification
8th Tour du Finistère
10th La Drôme Classic
2017
1st   Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 4
1st   Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 3
1st   Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 3
Tour de France
1st Stage 8
Held   after Stage 8
  Combativity award Stages 3 & 8
1st   Mountains classification Paris–Nice
3rd Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
5th Overall Tour du Haut Var
6th Overall Tour du Limousin
9th Classic Sud-Ardèche
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2018
1st Paris–Camembert
1st La Drôme Classic
3rd Classic Sud-Ardèche
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise
5th Overall Tour La Provence
6th Overall Etoile de Bessèges
8th GP Miguel Induráin
8th Overall Tour du Limousin
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
10th Tour du Finistère
2019
1st Classic Sud-Ardèche
1st   Mountains classification Tour La Provence
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Arctic Race of Norway
5th Tro-Bro Léon
6th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 35 30 106
  Vuelta a España 70
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2016 2017 2018
  Paris–Nice 24 45 DNF
  Tirreno–Adriatico
  Volta a Catalunya
  Tour of the Basque Country
  Tour de Romandie
  Critérium du Dauphiné DNF
  Tour de Suisse 36 31

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège DNF 56 52
Giro di Lombardia DNF
Classic 2016 2017 2018
Amstel Gold Race 60
La Flèche Wallonne 61
Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France 20
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Direct Énergie". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. ^ "71st Vuelta a España: Stage 4: Betanzos › San Andrés de Teixido". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  4. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Stage 8 – Dole > Station des rousses – Tour de France 2017". Letour.fr. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

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