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Alain Bondue Alain Bondue (born 8 April 1959 in Roubaix, France) is a former racing cyclist from France. He competed for France in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union in the individual pursuit event where he finished in second place.
France at the 1980 Summer Olympics Nine cyclists represented France in 1980. Alain Bondue won a silver medal in the individual pursuit.
David Millar British Cycling suspended him for two years in August 2004. He was disqualified as 2003 world time trial champion, fined CHF2,000 (approx. €1250), and disqualified from the 2003 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré and 2001 Vuelta a España. Cofidis fired him and dropped out of racing while it investigated other team members. Several Cofidis riders and assistants were fired. Alain Bondue, the team's director, and Menuet, the doctor, left the team. Vasseur was forbidden to start the 2004 Tour de France but later cleared.
Cofidis (cycling team) Years of drought followed as Julich and Vandenbroucke left the team. Vandenbroucke's Belgian compatriots, Nico Mattan, Chris Peers, Peter Farazijn, and Jo Planckaert, stayed on but were criticised for inconsistent performances. Cofidis, on the demand of Migraine, began paying riders by results, judged by the points they won in a season-long competition run by the Union Cycliste Internationale. Belgian riders criticised the policy, saying it would lead riders to ride conservatively to be sure of good placings at the finish. They debated the issue publicly with the manager, Alain Bondue, and left.
1984 Paris–Roubaix The race was characterised by a great deal of action early on, but the deciding move came with 45 kilometres to go. At this point Sean Kelly went after two La Redoute riders who were out in front, Gregor Braun and Alain Bondue. Rudy Rogiers came up to Kelly and they chased and caught the La Redoute pair. Braun was soon dropped and Bondue then crashed, and despite chasing hard, could not regain contact with the front two. At the finish on the Roubaix velodrome, Rogiers had no chance against the dominant Kelly who easily won the sprint for his first Paris–Roubaix win.
1982 Milan–San Remo From the beginning of the race a group of about 20 riders attacked, instigated by Claudio Bortolotto. By the time the race crossed the reached the bottom of the Cipressa there were only Gomez, Bortolotto and Alain Bondue left in the breakaway with an advantage of seven minutes. Gomez then attacked on the Cipressa gaining the summit a handful of seconds ahead of the other two, Bondue managed to bridge the gap while Bortolotto tired and was eventually caught by the group containing the race favourites Francesco Moser and Moreno Argentin. Bondue let Gomez lead up the Poggio (the final climb) as he knew that Gomez would have to drop him in order to win. On the technical descent of the Poggio, Bondue slipped allowing Gomez to get a gap, this only proved decisive after Bondue slipped again. As he rode down the Via Roma in San Remo he received muted applause from the Italian "tifosi" that had surely been waiting for an Italian winner.
David Millar In his first professional season, Millar won the prologue of the Tour de l'Avenir and the competition for the best young rider in the Mi-Août Breton. He profited from his background in 10-mile time-trials in Britain to win the first stage of the 2000 Tour de France, a 16 km time-trial at Futuroscope. He held the yellow jersey for a few days. He failed to repeat his feat at Dunkirk in 2001 after puncturing in a bend and crashing. He finished fifth in the prologue in 2002 on a rolling course at Luxembourg. His attempt to win the prologue in central Paris in the centenary Tour of 2003 ended when his chain dropped off 500 m before the finish. He lost by 0.14 s to Brad McGee. Millar had ridden a bike without a front derailleur. He blamed his directeur sportif, Alain Bondue. "It wasn't a problem with my chainring; it was a problem with my team," he told journalists at the finish. He said Bondue had tried to save a few grams by removing the derailleur. Bondue said he had told Millar to use a front derailleur after other riders had similar problems. Bondue was demoted to logistics manager.