Julien Absalon

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJulien Arnaud•Absalon
Used nameJulien•Absalon
Born16 August 1980 in Remiremont, Vosges (FRA)
Measurements180 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsVôge TTT
NOC France

Biography

The most successful male cross-country mountain biker, Julien Absalon has won all titles available to him. From 2004 through 2007, he claimed four consecutive world titles, and in 2004 and 2008, and again in 2014, he also won the Olympic gold medal. In addition, he was the 2006 European Champion, and won the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (cross-country) six times (2003, 2006-09, 2014). At the French Championships, Absalon won eight consecutive titles between 2003 and 2010. Before joining the seniors, he also won world titles as a junior (1998) and Under-23 (2001-02).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) FRA Julien Absalon
Cross-Country, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2008 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) FRA Julien Absalon
Cross-Country, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2012 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) FRA Julien Absalon
Cross-Country, Men (Olympic) DNF
2016 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) FRA Julien Absalon
Cross-Country, Men (Olympic) 8