Sandy Casar

Sandy Casar

Sandy Casar (born February 2, 1979 in Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines) is a French professional racing cyclist.

Casar rides for the Française des Jeux team which he has done so for his whole career to date. Casar turned professional in 2000 after riding for Jean Floch/Mantes as an amateur.

Casar's talent was revealed on Paris-Nice 2002, which he finished at the second place, being only 23 years old. After an impressive 2003 Giro d'Italia that he finished in 13th place, in front of star climber Marco Pantani, Casar obtained his biggest win to date in a stage of the 2003 Tour de Suisse. He then finished 16th in the 2004 Tour de France, and finished 6th in the 2006 Giro d'Italia, 25 minutes behind winner Ivan Basso, thanks mainly to an impressive escape. Casar also won the Route du Sud race in 2005.

Casar wore the white jersey for the best young rider in the 2004 Tour de France.

On July 27, 2007, Sandy Casar, after a dramatic collision with a dog earlier in the breakaway cast him and Frederik Willems to the pavement, got his first Tour de France stage victory, beating Laurent Lefevre, Axel Merckx and Michael Boogerd in the sprint.

Main results

2000
5th, overall, Tour Down Under (2.3)2001
7th, Trophée des Grimpeurs (1.3)
8th, Tour du Haut Var (1.2)
10th, overall, Route du Sud (2.3)2002
1st, Stage 4, Circuit Franco-Belge (2.3)
2nd overall, Paris-Nice (2.HC)
1st, Young Rider Classification
3rd, Paris-Camembert Lepetit (1.2)
7th, Elite Road Race Championships (C.N)
9th, Elite Time Trial Championships (C.N)
10th, Trophée des Grimpeurs (1.3)2003
1st, Stage 4, Tour de Suisse (2.HC)
2nd, GP Le Télégramme (1.3)
4th, Paris-Camembert Lepetit (1.2)
7th, Elite Time Trial Championships (C.N)
7th, Route Adélie de Vitré (1.3)
8th, Elite Road Race Championships (C.N)
13th, overall, Giro d'Italia (GT)
13th, overall, Critérium International (2.1)2004
1st, Stage 2, Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne (2.3)
2nd overall, Route du Sud (2.3)
4th, Paris-Camembert Lepetit (1.2)
5th, Elite Road Race Championships (C.N)
8th, overall, Tour du Languedoc-Roussillon (2.1)
8th, overall, Circuit de la Sarthe (2.3)
10th, Route Adélie de Vitré (1.3)
13th, overall Critérium International (2.1)
16th, overall, Tour de France2005
1st, overall, Route du sud (2.1)
3th, Paris-Camembert Lepetit (1.1)
5th, GP d'Ouverture La Marseillaise (1.1)
6th, overall, G.P. Internacional Costa Azul (2.1)
6th, Elite Road Race Championships (C.N)
29th overall, Tour de France2006
5th, overall, Route du sud (2.1)
6th, overall, Giro d'Italia (ProT)
12th, overall, Paris-Nice (ProT)2007
1st, Stage 18, Tour de France (ProT)
7th, Elite Time Trial Championships (C.N)2008
6th, Vuelta al País Vasco (ProT)
8th, Tour de Romandie (ProT)
14th overall, Tour de France
2nd, Stage 16

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