When I saw him arrive in the team I soon understood. Close to people with a good heart as well. Afterwards in 2002 we had a good battle for the polkadot jersey.
Richard Virenque (born November 19 1969 Casablanca Morocco) is a retired French professional road racing cyclist. He was one of the most popular French riders with fans for his boyish personality and his long lone attacks. He is the 18th rider in the Tour to have won stages over 10 years apart.