|Current team Team Europcar|
2013– Team Europcar
Weight 58 kg
2011–2012 Vendee U
Height 1.69 m
|2010 US Pontchatelaine|
Discipline Road and track
Name Bryan Coquard
|Born 25 April 1992 (age 23)
Saint-Nazaire, France (1992-04-25) |
Rider type Sprinter (road) Endurance (track)
Olympic medals Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's Omnium
Bryan coquard coquard best moments
Bryan Coquard (born 25 April 1992) is a French cyclist. He was a silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Omnium.
- Bryan coquard coquard best moments
- Tour de france 2016 bryan coquard on attempting to win his first stage and riding the olympics
- Youth and amateur
Tour de france 2016 bryan coquard on attempting to win his first stage and riding the olympics
Youth and amateur
Coquard began cycling in 1999 at the age of seven, at the US Pontchâteau club. In September 2008, aged sixteen, he joined CREPS Bordeaux, where he was coached by Eric Vermeulen.
In 2009, Coquard became World Junior Omnium Champion, as well as winning the Scratch Race at the European championships. He retained his Junior Omnium crown in 2010, winning four of the six events, he also finished second in the Scratch Race. Due to his track success, in June 2011 Coquard signed a contract with Team Europcar for the start of the 2013 professional road season. Later that month, he became the omnium champion of France, winning 5 of the 6 races. Following this, he was selected to represent France in the omnium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He won the silver medal finishing behind Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark.
Coquard signed a contract for a professional career on the roads from the 2013 season onwards, signing with Team Europcar. His 2013 campaign began well, as he took two stages in the Étoile de Bessèges in January and February. In 2015, Coquard won the first stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk. The stage featured cobbled sectors, fracturing the peloton to bits, and Coquard won the sprint of a small group of three.
Bryan Coquard began the 2016 season with two victories in the first and second stages of the Etoile de Bessèges. However, on the 16th February, in preparation for the Tour of Andalusia, he fractured his right shoulder blade. He returned a month later in time for the classics season, having missed his first objective of the year Paris-Nice. He started off well finishing 2nd behind Jens Debusschere in a small bunch sprint at Dwars door Vlaanderen. After a stage win the Circuit de la Sarthe, his form continued into the hilly classics of Brabantse Pijl and the Amstel Gold Race finishing fourth in both. In May, he won his first professional stage race at the Four Days of Dunkirk while also winning three stages in the process. The following month, he won his first race against the clock during the prologue of the Boucles de la Mayenne, as well as winning the next stage. In his build up to the Tour de France, he beat Arnaud Démare in the first two stages of the Route du Sud.