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Robert Sassone

Full name: Robert Sassone
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 23, 1978 in Nouméa, New Caledonia, New Caledonia
Died: January 21, 2016
Affiliations: AS Magenta Impassible
Country: FRA France
Sport: Cycling


Robert Sassone was a track and road rider who died very young. He turned professional in 2000 with Cofidis, and was later implicated in the 2004 inquiry into doping activities on the team. Sassone was World Champion in the Madison in 2001, partnered by [Jérôme Neuville]. Sassone won silver in the scratch race at the 2003 Worlds. On the roads, he had four wins, and also completed the 2002 Vuelta a España. Sassone served a two-year ban after a doping positive for betamethasone at the Six Days of Nouméa in his native New Caledonia. In 2007 he was suspended for six months for his role in the Cofidis doping affair, one of five Cofidis riders to be banned, along with the soigneur and trainer. At the age of 37 years Sassone committed suicide in January 2016 after falling ill with cancer. He was the third cyclist from Team Cofidis, after [Frank Vandenbroucke] and [Philippe Gaumont], who suffered cancer and then committed suicide.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Cycling Men's Madison France FRA 10

Men's Madison

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
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