Rémi Cavagna is a 25-year-old French bike owner who will compete in his first Olympic Games this summer time in Tokyo. The Clermontois de la Deceuninck-Quick-Step would be the solely rider to double the highway race and time trial within the French camp. Biography, achievements, wage but additionally household life, uncover everything you might want to know concerning the younger Auvergne runner.
Rémi Cavagna is undoubtedly the best probability of a medal in French biking on the Olympic Games in Tokyo. French time trial champion in 2020 and on the highway in 2021, the Frenchman will take part in each occasions. Aged 25, Rémi Cavagna should compete with one of the best together with Tadej Pogacar, Adam Yates and Wout van Aert to complete on the rostrum.
The French bike owner will begin the highway race on Saturday July 24 at 4:00 am French time. The official circuit stretches for 243km and connects the Musashinonomori Park to the Fuji International Speedway. He may also attempt to win an Olympic medal lord of the time trial on July 28 at 4:30 am French time. It’s a 22.1km circuit that begins at Fuji Speedway, the place riders will loop round close by roads after which return to the Speedway. The males will do that circuit twice (44.2 km in complete).
- on-line race on Saturday July 24 at 4:00 am (243km)
- time trial race on Wednesday July 28 at 4:30 am (44.2km)
Rémi Cavagna was born in Clermont-Ferrand, in Puy-de-Dôme, on August 10, 1995, right into a household with a protracted biking custom. His grandfather of Italian origin was enthusiastic about biking and his cousins had been in trials for a very long time. But the Clermontois first began with operating earlier than lastly getting on a motorcycle on the age of 14. It is first a mountain bike that he will get on, earlier than shortly branching off in the direction of the highway, extra relaxed on the asphalt than on the paths, when he’s 15 years previous.
The Auvergnat shortly grew to become among the finest French riders and specialised within the time trial. Joined the Vélo membership riomois, he thus obtained in 2012 the bronze medal of the French junior time trial championship and in 2013 the bronze medal of the European junior time trial championship. In 2014, he grew to become French champion of the college time trial earlier than ending second within the French championship of the hopeful time trial, which he received in 2015.
These performances don’t go unnoticed. At the top of the 2015 season, he signed knowledgeable contract with the Czech continental group Klein Constantia, which serves because the reserve group of Etixx-Quick Step. Promoted to the subsequent stage in 2017, he shall be there just one season, whereas securing a second title of champion of France in opposition to the time trial hopes. The Clermontois should nonetheless wait till 2019 to expertise his first World Tour victories with the Deceuninck-Quick Step group. This takes place on the Tour of California in May. Participating within the Vuelta on the finish of the 12 months, his first Grand Tour, he stood out by successful the nineteenth stage alone.
In August 2020, the “Clermont-Ferrand TGV” received the title of French time trial champion after which got here second within the European championship on this specialty. The Auvergnat additionally shines for his first Tour de France and through the Tour of Spain, throughout which he received the prize for combativeness. If he misplaced his title of French time trial champion originally of June, Rémi Cavagna created a shock by successful the highway race 3 days later, alone. Unsurprisingly, he was chosen for the Tokyo Games, the place he’ll double the highway race and time trial.
Among amateurs, Rémi Cavagna was notably twice French time trial champion (2015 and 2016) and bronze medalist of the European UFC time trial championship (2016). Professional since 2016, Auvergnat received a stage of the Tour of California and a stage of the Tour of Spain in 2019 earlier than being topped French time trial champion in 2020, his specialty, and acquiring a silver medal on the European Time Trial Championship. He completed seventh on the planet time trial championship. He then received the French championship in 2021 in Seine-et-Marne.
Having turned skilled in 2016, Rémi Cavagna remains to be initially of his profession and nonetheless removed from touching as a lot as his teammate at Deceuninck-Quick-Step, Julian Alaphilippe (whose revenue is estimated at greater than 2.3 million euros). Difficult to know exactly the wage of the Auvergnat, however it’s estimated at not less than 50,000 euros per 12 months. The Clermontois is on the finish of his contract this season with the Belgian group, the place he has spent his total profession on the Pro Tour to date.
Coming from a household of cyclists, Rémi Cavagna adopted on the roads his grandfather, an novice rider, but additionally his mom, who had a nationwide stage, and his father, a regional hope. His youthful brother, Simon, can also be a promising rider and will at some point be a part of Rémi within the peloton, among the many massive boys. As a pair, nevertheless, he stays very discreet about his personal life and doesn’t expose himself a lot on social networks.