Molard at the 2014 Tour of Belgium.
|Full name||Rudy Molard|
|Born||17 September 1989|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)|
Molard spent 5 years with Cofidis before moving to FDJ in 2017. During his five year stint with Cofidis, Molard won a Stage at the 2015 Tour du Limousin. He also rode the Tour de France twice, finishing 73rd in 2013. and 51st in 2014.
Molard finished 16th overall at Paris–Nice, and 24th at Tour of the Basque Country in his first season with FDJ. He had a great form during the spring classics, finishing 8th at La Flèche Wallonne, and 17th at Liège–Bastogne–Liège. He was included in the FDJ team at the 100th Giro d'Italia, and the Tour de France.
Molard opened his 2018 season off by finishing 3rd overall at both the Tour La Provence, and the Tour du Haut Var. His next race was Paris–Nice, in which he managed to win Stage 6 from Sisteron to Vence. He attacked inside the final kilometer, and managed to get away from the front group. Molard went on to finish 15th overall. He rode the spring classics, and continued his form; he finished 15th at the Amstel Gold Race, 13th at La Flèche Wallonne and 26th at Liège–Bastogne–Liège.
As a preparation for the Tour de France, he rode the Critérium du Dauphiné, and then the French National Road Race Championships, where he finished 6th. His best result during the Tour de France, was 14th on Stage 16. A week after the Tour de France, he finished 11th at Clásica de San Sebastián. At the end of August, he started the Vuelta a España, and managed to get the Leaders Jersey on Stage 5, after being in the breakaway all day. He had the leaders jersey in 4 days before losing it on stage 9.
- 3rd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
- UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
- 6th Road race
- 9th Time trial
- 10th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
- 1st Mountains classification Tour de l'Ain
- 3rd Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
- 9th Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers
- 10th Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
- 4th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
- 9th Paris–Troyes
- 3rd Overall Tour du Limousin
- 1st Stage 3
- 3rd Tour du Doubs
- 5th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
- 6th La Drôme Classic
- 9th Grand Prix de la Somme
- 9th Grand Prix de Wallonie
- 8th La Flèche Wallonne
- 1st Stage 6 Paris–Nice
- 3rd Overall Tour International Cycliste La Provence
- 3rd Overall Tour du Haut Var
- Vuelta a España
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||73||51||—||—||36||38|
|Vuelta a España||113||—||—||—||30||—||14|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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