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Frédéric Guesdon

Frédéric Guesdon is a French former professional road bicycle racer who competed as a professional between 1995 and 2012, most notably for UCI ProTeam FDJ–BigMat, spending 16 years of his career with the team.

Guesdon was born in Saint-Méen-le-Grand, Brittany. He turned professional in 1995 with the French Le Groupement team and moved on to the Polti team in 1996, where he scored eleventh place at Paris–Roubaix and third place at the French championship. Guesdon had his breakthrough year in 1997. Having signed with the new Française des Jeux team, he scored an early victory for the team in the prestigious spring monument Paris–Roubaix. On the day, of his 1997 Paris-Roubaix victory, he persuaded his team director Marc Madiot to designate him a protected rider alongside his team leader Max Sciandri. After a race full of punctures, Guesdon was with the leading group, containing the defending champion Johan Museeuw, when they entered the velodrome and attacked early to win. Later he would put his race winning move down to inexperience. Guesdon also took victories at the Classic Haribo and a stage in the Tour du Limousin. Guesdon had to wait until 2000 for his next major victory, a stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, a feat he repeated in 2002. Despite a complete lack of victories between this win and his next win, over three-and-a-half years later in the 2006 Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Guesdon remained loyal to Française des Jeux and Française des Jeux to him. This paid dividends when Guesdon won the 2006 UCI ProTour race Paris–Tours, his first ProTour victory and the first overall ProTour victory both for Française des Jeux since the inception of the competition in 2005. Following this result he would serve as a guide to new young team recruits.

In 1998 Madiot opined that Guesdon "[was] not a great rider, but he will have some great rides".A hip injury at the 2012 Tour Down Under provided him with determination to recover for his swansong. He retired on 8 April 2012, after completing Paris–Roubaix.

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Some of their strengths

Frédéric Guesdon has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Practical, Diplomatic, Optimistic, Bold, Confident, Extroverted, and Loyal.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Frédéric Guesdon is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who is ambitious and motivated.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Frédéric Guesdon well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Frédéric Guesdon as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Frédéric Guesdon is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Frédéric Guesdon tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of Frédéric Guesdon's challenges

While Frédéric Guesdon has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Frédéric Guesdon can be Arrogant, Stubborn, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Status-seeking, Suspicious, and Pushy.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of Frédéric Guesdon's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Pushy and Restless

Frédéric Guesdon is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, Frédéric Guesdon also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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