Rémy Di Gregorio

Rémy Di Gregorio
Tour de l'Ain 2014 - Stage 1 - Rémy Di Grégorio.jpg
Di Gregorio at the 2014 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full name Rémy Di Gregorio
Born (1985-07-31) 31 July 1985 (age 35)
Marseille, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current team Suspended
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur teams
1999–2004 VC La Pomme
2013 Team Martigues
Professional teams
2005–2010 Française des Jeux
2011 Astana
2012 Cofidis
2014–2018 Team La Pomme Marseille 13[1][2]

Rémy Di Gregorio (born 31 July 1985) is a French road bicycle racer, who is currently suspended from the sport following a positive in-competition doping test for darbepoetin alfa,[3] a re-engineered form of erythropoietin (EPO). He has previously competed for Française des Jeux (2005–2010), Astana (2011), Cofidis (2012),[4] and Delko–Marseille Provence KTM (2014–2018) in his professional career.


He rode his first Tour de France in 2007. He broke his elbow in a crash on the fourth stage. He finished the stage 7:58 behind the leader and left the race. He broke clear on the 10th stage of the 2008 Tour de France edition, on Bastille Day, and led until the final climb.

Di Gregorio returned to the professional peloton in 2014, with Team La Pomme Marseille 13.[1]


On 10 July 2012, the first rest day of the 2012 Tour de France, Remi di Gregorio was arrested by French police on suspicion of doping.[5] In April 2013, it was revealed that Di Gregorio could resume his career, since the products found in his possession at the Tour turned out to be vitamins. Prosecutors said the case was not formally closed. Di Gregorio maintained he has never doped and successfully sued Cofidis for unfair dismissal.[6][7]

In April 2018, news broke that Di Gregorio had failed an in-competition doping test for darbepoetin alfa, a re-engineered form of erythropoietin (EPO), during that year's Paris–Nice.[8][9] He was suspended for 4 years, backdated from the adverse finding, following the confirmation that his B-sample also tested positive in May 2020.[10]

Major results

Di Gregorio at the 2006 Tour de Romandie
1st MaillotFra.PNG Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
3rd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
5th Paris–Mantes-en-Yvelines
5th Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Stage 8 Tour de l'Avenir
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
10th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 10 Tour de France
5th Overall Route du Sud
6th Overall Tour de l'Ain
5th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 7 Paris–Nice
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Bulgaria
1st Stage 2
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Taiwan
2nd Boucles de l'Aulne
5th Overall Tour du Limousin
5th Classic Sud-Ardèche
5th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
6th Overall Tour de l'Ain
9th Overall Tour Alsace
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
9th Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
9th Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
9th Tour du Jura
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Tour La Provence
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Critérium International
2nd Overall Tour of Almaty
1st Jersey blue.svg Mountains classification Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stage 2 Tour La Provence
6th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise


  1. ^ a b Atkins, Ben (28 October 2013). "Rémy Di Gregorio returns to the peloton in 2014 with La Pomme Marseille". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Delko Marseille-Provence KTM". DirectVelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ "License-Holders Provisionally Suspended as per the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR)" (PDF). UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Di Grégorio swaps Astana for Cofidis". Cycling News. 5 August 2011. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Judicial officials: Tour de France rider Remy Di Gregorio arrested in doping investigation". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
  6. ^ Brecht Decaluwé (9 April 2013). "Di Gregorio cleared to race and threatens to sue Cofidis". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  7. ^ October 2013, Jean-François Quénet 14. "Di Gregorio wins court case over Cofidis". cyclingnews.com.
  8. ^ Wynn, Nigel (April 11, 2018). "Rémy Di Gregorio fails anti-doping test for EPO during Paris-Nice". Cycling Weekly.
  9. ^ "Home". UCI.
  10. ^ Long, Jonny (11 May 2020). "French rider suspended for four years following 'super-EPO' positive test". Cycling Weekly.

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