Geoffrey Soupe

Geoffrey Soupe

Soupe at the 2013 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Soupe
Born (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988
Viriat, Ain, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team FDJ
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Rouleur
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006 VC Bressan (junior)
2007–2008 VC Vaulx-en-Velin (junior)
2009–2010 C.C. Etupes Le Doubs
Professional team(s)
2011–2014 FDJ
2015– Cofidis
Infobox last updated on
2 January 2014

Geoffrey Soupe (born 22 March 1988) is a French professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI ProTeam FDJ.[1] Soupe was also the 2010 under-23 French national champion for the road race,[2] and finished second to Great Britain's Alex Dowsett in the European under-23 time trial championship.[3]


Born in Viriat, Ain, Soupe competed for the VC Bressan and VC Vaulx-en-Velin setups as a junior, and the C.C. Etupes Le Doubs squad as an amateur, before joining the FDJ professional team for the 2011 season as a neo-pro.[4] In his first race for the team, Soupe won the opening stage of La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon – beating Team Europcar's Anthony Charteau in a two-man sprint[5] – before finishing the race in eighth place overall.[6] Soupe later added a stage victory in the Tour Alsace,[7] before quitting the race the next day.[8]

Soupe made his Grand Tour début at the 2012 Giro d'Italia, taking a third-place finish during the race's first mass-start stage in Herning, Denmark; a result that Soupe stated that he was "sorry" for, after he was supposed to be leading out the team's main sprinter Arnaud Démare, until he was caught up in a final-corner crash.[9]

In August 2014 Cofidis announced that they had signed Soupe, alongside FDJ teammate Nacer Bouhanni, for 2015.[10] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[11]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Overall, Tour du Béarn
2nd, National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd Overall, Boucles de la Marne
3rd, National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
3rd, Souvenir Michel Roques
5th, Chrono des Herbiers
1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd, European Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st, Stage 1, Tour Alsace
5th, GP de Pont á Marcq
8th Overall, La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st, Stage 1
10th Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 76
Yellow jersey Tour 123 142
red jersey Vuelta WD 94 WD

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. " (FDJ) — FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. Gilson, Michael (22 August 2010). "France – Espoirs : Les réactions" [France – Prospects: The reactions]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  3. Richardson, Simon (16 July 2010). "Dowsett wins gold at U23 European championships". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  4. Gilson, Michael (18 August 2010). "Geoffrey Soupe néo-pro à la FDJ" [Geoffrey Soupe neo-pro at FDJ]. Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  5. "Soupe claims opening stage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  6. "Charteau wins overall in Gabon". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  7. Gachet, Nicolas (27 July 2011). "Tour Alsace – Et. 1 : Classements" [Tour Alsace – Stage 1: Rankings]. DirectVélo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  8. "Double success for Albert in Alsace". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  9. "Soupe "sorry" to have finished third in Giro d'Italia stage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  10. Farrand, Stephen (1 August 2014). "Transfers: Cofidis confirms the arrival of Nacer Bouhanni". Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  11. "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.

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