Nicolas Vogondy

Nicolas Vogondy (born 8 August 1977) is a French former professional road racing cyclist, who competed as a professional between 1997 and 2013.[2]

Nicolas Vogondy
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Personal information
Full nameNicolas Vogondy
Born (1977-08-08) 8 August 1977 (age 44)
Blois, France
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
1997–2004Française des Jeux
2005–2006Crédit Agricole
2010Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2013Accent Jobs–Wanty[1]


Born in Blois, Vogondy won the Tour de Lorraine in 1995 as a junior. He became a professional rider in 1997 when he signed for Française des Jeux. His first professional win came in that same year when he won the third stage of the Tour de Normandie. In 2002 he became national champion of France when he outsprinted Nicolas Jalabert and Patrice Halgand. He won the overall rankings of the Boucles de la Mayenne in 2007, after winning the second stage earlier. He has multiple appearances in the three Grand Tours, the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España.

Vogondy was in the breakaway on stage 5 of 2008 Tour de France. He attacked his two companions just over a kilometer before the finish, as they were about to be caught by the peloton. Vogondy stayed ahead of the pack until about 70 meters before the finish, when he was passed by top sprinters like Mark Cavendish, who won the stage.

Early in the 2010 season, Vogondy was refused a licence to race by the French cycling federation because a medical examination revealed cardiac arrhythmia problems.[3] He was instructed to take several weeks rest pending further tests, but resumed training the following month, and started racing again in April of the same year.

After seventeen years as a professional, Vogondy retired at the end of the 2013 season.[2]

Major resultsEdit

1st, Tour de Lorraine (junior)
1st, Stage 3, Tour de Normandie
1st, Stage 4, Circuit des Mines
1st, Stage 6, Circuit des Mines
1st, Criterium Polynormand
1st,   National Road Race Championships
1st, Bol d'Or des Monédières Chaumeil
1st, Criterium Saran
1st, A Travers le Morbihan
1st, Stage 3, Tour du Limousin
1st, Stage 5, Regio-Tour International
1st, Stage 1, Route du Sud
1st, Châteauroux-Classic de l'Indre
1st, Stage 5, Tour du Poitou
1st, Stage 2, Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
1st, Stage 2, Boucles de la Mayenne
1st, overall, Boucles de la Mayenne
1st, Stage 1 & Overall, Les 3 Jours de Vaucluse
1st,   National Road Race Championships
  Combative rider for Stages 5 and 21 of the Tour de France
6th Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné
1st, Stage 4
1st,   French National Time Trial Championships
6th, Tour du Finistère
6th Overall, Circuit de la Sarthe


  1. ^ "Nicolas Vogondy rejoint l'équipe belge Accent Jobs" [Nicolas Vogondy joins the Belgian team Accent Jobs]. Yahoo! Eurosport (in French). TF1 Group. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Axelgaard, Emil (23 November 2013). "Former French champion Vogondy retires". CyclingQuotes. A/S. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  3. ^ Vogondy denied licence because of cardiac problems

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