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Suspected of domestic violence, the ex-cyclist Christophe Moreau would have been placed in detention


Fourth in the Tour de France in 2000, the 51-year-old Franco-Swiss would be detained in the canton of Jura, Switzerland, on suspicion of violence.

According to the Swiss newspaper Blick, the former cyclist would have been taken into custody on Sunday January 15.

The Franco-Swiss would be suspected of domestic violence and death threats against his wife Emilie Moreau, deputy of the canton of Jura, and his two daughters.

Based in Porrentruy, the Jurassian retired in 2010, after more than fifteen years of career, and became general manager of the Philippe Wagner Cycling team.

Final of the Coupe de France DN1 in Cherbourg 🔥💪👍👌🙌 with my Team Philippe Wagner Cycling

– Christophe Moreau (@ChrisMoreau90) September 2, 2022

Passed by Festina, Crédit Agricole, Agritubel or Caisse d'Epargne, the fifty-year-old has notably shone on the roads of the Tour de France.

He finished just off the podium in 2000. The following year, Moreau won the prologue and wore the yellow jersey for two stages.

He was also crowned French champion in 2007 and won the general classification of the Critérium du Dauphiné twice (2001 and 2007).

His career was marked by the Festina affair.

In 1998, Richard Virenque's team was excluded from the Tour de France when one of the trainers, Willy Woet, was surprised at the Belgian border with a multitude of doping products inside a Festina branded car.

The same year, Moreau had tested positive for anabolics.

According to Bruno Roussel, sports director of the team, his rider had been the victim of a person gravitating in the entourage of the group.

Following his career, the former AG2R cyclist obtained Swiss nationality.

“I feel more Swiss and Jura than French,” he assured Radio Frequency Jura in 2015.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-01-18

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