Philippe Gaumont

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePhilippe Marcel Louis•Gaumont
Used namePhilippe•Gaumont
Nick/petnamesLa Gaume
Born22 February 1973 in Amiens, Somme (FRA)
Died17 May 2013 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais (FRA)
Measurements186 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsMarcq-en-Baroeuil
NOC France

Biography

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 palmarès 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 Déjeuner. 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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) FRA Philippe Gaumont
100 kilometres Team Time Trial, Men (Olympic) France 3 Bronze
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Philippe Gaumont
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 5

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