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Yohann Gène (born 25 June 1981 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a French professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Total Direct Énergie.[2] He is the first cyclist of Afro-Caribbean and Sub-Saharan African descent to ever compete in the Tour de France.[3]

Yohann Gène
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Gène at the 2010 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameYohann Gène
Born (1981-06-25) 25 June 1981 (age 38)
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current teamTotal Direct Énergie
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team(s)
2000–2004Vendée U–Pays de la Loire
2003Brioches La Boulangère (stagiaire)
2004Brioches La Boulangère (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2005–Bouygues Télécom[1]

Major resultsEdit

2003
2nd La Côte Picarde
9th Overall Tour de la Somme
2004
6th Grand Prix des Marbriers
2007
5th Grand Prix de la Somme
2009
1st Stage 7 Tour de Langkawi
2010
2nd Val d'Ille Classic
5th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 5
2011
1st Stage 3 Tour of South Africa
7th Boucles de l'Aulne
9th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stages 2 & 5
2012
3rd Châteauroux Classic
5th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 5
10th Tallinn–Tartu GP
2013
1st   Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 6
1st Stage 2 Route du Sud
2014
1st Stage 3 Boucles de la Mayenne
7th Grand Prix de Fourmies
2015
1st   Points classification La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
2016
6th Tro-Bro Léon
2017
1st   Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 5

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  Giro d'Italia 149 DNF DNF
  Tour de France 158 139 158 128 137 158 134
  Vuelta a España 126

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. ^ "Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com". Time. 9 July 2011.

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