Full name: Philippe Gaumont
Nickname(s): La Gaume
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
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
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 palmarÃ¨s 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 DÃ©jeuner. 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.
|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|
|1992 Summer||19||Barcelona||Cycling||France||FRA||Final Standings||3||2-05:25|
|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|