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John Gadret

Date of birth : 1979-04-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Epernay, France
Nationality : French
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-07-21

John Gadret, born April 22, 1979, in Epernay is a French professional racing cyclist in cyclo-cross and road racing disciplines for UCI ProTour team Ag2r-La Mondiale. He became a stagiaire for Cofidis in 2003 before turning professional with the Vlaanderen-T Interim team in 2004. That year he became national cyclo-cross champion of France for the first time. At this stage he was specialized in the cyclo-cross discipline but was beginning to perform well in stage races such as the Deutschland Tour. Gadret won again the French cyclo-cross championships. In the 2006 Giro d'Italia Gadret showed great potential in the mountains by finishing 7th, 6th and 5th on the three mountain stages. He crashed on the 18th stage and was forced to abandon with a broken collar bone. Despite these promising results on the road, Gadret was back in the 2006-2007 cyclo-cross season where he challenged the domination of Belgian Sven Nys in the Koppenbergcross and finished 8th in the UCI World Cyclo-cross Championships. Returning to the road with the aim of competing in his first Tour de France, Gadret took his first road victory at the GP Kanton Aargau. After the 2007 Tour de France Gadret won the third stage and took the leaders jersey in the Tour de l'Ain which he won the following day.

On Stage 15 of the 2010 Tour de France Gadret caused controversy when he refused to give his wheel to his team leader, Nicolas Roche, following a puncture on the final climb of the day.

Palmares:

2010
13th overall Giro d'Italia
3rd, Stage 16 (ITT), Giro d'Italia

2008
1 stage, Tour de l'Ain
10th, Fleche Wallonne
8th overall Tour of Romandie
18th overall 2008 Vuelta a Espana2007
1st, GP Kanton Aargau
1st overall and 1 stage, Tour de l'Ain
7th overall, Volta a Catalunya (PT)
8th Fleche Wallonne (PT)
11th overall, Tour de Romandie (PT)
15th, Liege-Bastogne-Liege (PT)

2006
14th overall, Tour of Romandie
11th, Tour d'Emilie

2005
3rd, GP de Villers Cotterets
4th, Tro Bro Leon
9th, GP Wallonie

2004
13th overall Tour of Britain (2.3)


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