Durand turned professional in 1990. In addition to his three stage victories in the Tour de France and his Ronde van Vlaanderen win, he was twice French national road race champion (1993 and 1994) and won Paris-Tours in 1998, the first French rider to win the race in 42 years. Durand competed in 7 Tours de France, finishing the 1999 Tour de France as Lanterne rouge in last place. His stage victory in 1995 allowed him to wear the yellow jersey for two days. Durand won the Combativity award in the 1998 and 1999 Tour de France.
Durand retired from racing at the end of 2004. He has since worked for Eurosport as a commentator.
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