Richard Virenque (Bicyclist), born on November 19, 1969 in Casablanca, Morocco. Richard Virenque's age 48 years & Zodiac Sign Scorpio, nationality Not Known & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Richard Virenque?
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5 ft 11 in (179 cm/)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 ft 11 in|
|Height (in Centimeters)||179 cm|
|Height (in Meters)|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||65 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||143 lbs|
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Richard Virenque (born 19 November 1969) is a French retired professional cyclist. He was one of the most popular French riders. He won the King of the Mountains competition of the Tour de France seven times, which is more than any other cyclist.
Who was the winner for the best climber in the 2002 Tour de France?
WinnerLance Armstrong noneSecondJoseba Beloki ( ESP )(ONCE–Eroski)ThirdRaimondas Rumšas ( Lithuania )(Lampre–Daikin)PointsRobbie McEwen ( AUS )(Lotto–Adecco)MountainsLaurent Jalabert ( FRA )(CSC–Tiscali)
Richard Virenque is a retired French professional road racing cyclist. He was one of the most popular French riders with fans for his boyish personality and his long, lone attacks. He was a climber, winning the King of the Mountains competition of the Tour de France a record seven times. He is best remembered as the central figure in a widespread doping scandal in 1998, and his being regularly displayed as a moronic rubber puppet with hypodermics in his head on the satirical television programme, Les Guignols de l’info. Virenque finished twice on the podium in the Tour de France and won several stages, among them Mont Ventoux in 2002. He is the 18th rider in the Tour to have won stages over 10 years apart. Virenque, his parents, his brother Lionel and sister Nathalie lived in the Iseba district of Casablanca. The family was affluent, employing both a gardener and a nurse. His mother described Richard as a gentle, kind boy, full of life, who enjoyed helping her in the garden. His idol was Michael Jackson. His father, Jacques, ran a tire company. As a child, Virenque began cycling by riding round the garden of the family’s house. “It wasn’t much of a bike,” he said. “It had no mudguards, no brakes, and I had to scrape my foot along the ground to stop.” Virenque often skipped school to fish on the beach. He told a court during the Festina doping inquiry :Read Full Biography Wikipedia