Jean-René Bernaudeau

Jean-René Bernaudeau in 1979
Personal information
Full name Jean-René Bernaudeau
Born (1956-07-08) 8 July 1956
Saint-Maurice-le-Girard, Vendée, France
Team information
Current team Direct Énergie
Discipline Road
Role Team manager
Professional team(s)
1978–1980 Renault
1981–1982 Peugeot
1983 Wolber
1984 Système U
1985–1988 Fagor
Managerial team(s)
1996–1999 Vendée U
2000– Bonjour
Infobox last updated on
12 January 2012

Jean-René Bernaudeau (born 8 July 1956) is a French former professional road bicycle racer. He was professional from 1978 to 1988. Bernaudeau is currently directeur sportif of the Direct Énergie cycling team. Career highlights include four wins in the Grand Prix du Midi Libre between 1980 and 1983 as well as wearing the maillot jaune for one day after the first stage in the 1979 Tour de France.[1] In 1982, he said that dope controls in cycling were a breach of the freedom of work.[2] He also competed in the individual road race event at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[3]

He is the father of racing cyclist Giovanni Bernaudeau.[4]

Notable victories


  1. "Jean Rene Bernaudeau dans le Tour de France". le dico du tour. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  2. citing L'Équipe 17 August 1982 : « Je considère les contrôles dans les critériums comme une atteinte à la liberté du travail. »
  3. "Jean-René Bernaudeau Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  4. Lowe, Felix (4 July 2012). "Tour de France - Pay day for Europcar". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
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