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Richard VIRENQUE

French Richard VIRENQUE

French professional road racing cyclist

Source :  Marc LEVÉDER

Born: on November 19, 1969 in Casablanca, Morocco  (49 years)


Biography

Virenque, his parents, his brother Lionel and sister Nathalie lived in the Iseba district of Casablanca. The family was affluent, employing both a gardener and a nurse. His mother described Richard as a gentle, kind boy, full of life, who enjoyed helping her in the garden. His idol was Michael Jackson. His father, Jacques, ran a tyre company. As a child, Virenque began cycling by riding round the garden of the family's house. "It wasn't much of a bike," he said. "It had no mudguards, no brakes, and I had to scrape my foot along the ground to stop."

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- Category Cycling