Helmets Off: Tony Gallopin

Tony Gallopin is France’s newest cycling star. After winning a stage at the Tour de France and wearing the yellow jersey for a day, Gallopin is dazzling us with his powerful kicks, breakaway courage and sparkling green eyes! He was born on May 24, 1988 in Dourdan, Île-de-France and now lives in Angerville. He raced for two years with the U.S. RadioShack team and this year signed on with the Belgian team Lotto-Belisol. You can bet the French teams will be making him offers for 2015! A Tour stage win at 26 years old! Chapeau!

giant-shimanoTony Gallopin held off a charging peloton to win Wednesday’s stage 11 at the Tour de France. Photo by Giant-Shimano.

watching his own victory in the team carInside his team car after the race, Gallopin watches the replay of his stage 11 victory. Photo by team Lotto-Belisol.

PIC387444497While riding for the U.S. team RadioShack, Gallopin won the 2013 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian in Basque country. Photo by Sirotti.

gallopin and marion rousse 2012Gallopin with his 22-year-old fiancee, pro cyclist Marion Rousse in 2012. The two are still an item and she is a commentator at this year’s Tour de France. Photo by Rousse.

tony-gallopin-yellowGetting a well-deserved kiss from his girlfriend Marion Rousse after capturing the yellow jersey on July 13. Photo by Gautier Demouveaux/ASO.

ciclismo-de-estrada-tony-gallopin-franc3a7aEven in a black and white photo, his eyes sparkle. Photo by Gallopin.



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