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Philippe Gaumont

Full name: Philippe Gaumont
Nickname(s): La Gaume
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: February 22, 1973 in Amiens, Somme, France
Died: May 17, 2013 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France
Affiliations: Marcq-en-Baroeuil
Country: FRA France
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After the 1992 Olympics, Philippe Gaumont turned professional. He was twice French champion in the individual pursuit and won a bronze medal in that event at the 2000 World Track Championships, with his other palmarès including a victory at Gent-Wevelgem in 1997 and GC titles at the Tour du Poitou-Charentes, the Four Days of Dunkirk and the Tour de Picardie.

Gaumont had several doping positives during his career. In 2004 he admitted to long-term doping and implicated several of his teammates as well. This effectively ended his career, although he wrote a well-received tell-all book, Prisonnier du Dopage (Prisoner of Doping). Gaumont then ran a bar in Lens called O Déjeuner. In early 2013 he suffered a massive heart attack that rendered him brain dead, while he lay in a comatose state for several days before life support was removed.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial France FRA 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres France FRA 5

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Cycling France FRA Final Standings 3 2-05:25

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Cycling France Qualifying Round 5 4:22.142
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Cycling France Qualifying Round Heat Six 1 4:22.142
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