Romain
Combaud

Residence
Clermont Ferrand, France
Age
30
Nickname
Combal
Hobbies
Walking / Hiking
Favourite food
Avocado toast
Favourite TV show
Masterchef
Favourite holiday destination
Peru
Favourite race
Paris-Nice, Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Hailing from Saint-Doulchard in central France, Romain has spent all of his professional career riding for teams from his home nation. Performing well in the French cup, where he has delivered a bundle of consistent results, his standout performance was a great second place in the 2019 GP Cycliste la Marseillaise. Good on the short and hilly parcours, Romain enjoys the team’s environment

“For me, the team is one of the best teams in the world. Everything in the team is well organised and they have a great plan, which suits me as a person a lot.”

Like a lot of riders, Romain got into the sport through his father who was also a cyclist. Initially, he played football alongside cycling but at one point had to make the choice of what he wanted to focus on, deciding to lead a life on two-wheels.

 

Romain Combaud | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Romain Combaud | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Romain Combaud | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Romain Combaud | Team DSM | January Team Camp

As a fan of cycling Romain loves training on his local roads, regularly taking on several of the challenging climbs around his area, stating there is “no flat” at all. On the competitive aspect, he loves the constant fight within the peloton and by changing from the structure and familiarity of racing on French teams, he hopes to improve himself even further.

“I want to be the best possible version of myself, if that be through training and racing, but also in daily life. I want to develop and gain more experience.”

When he’s not on the bike, Romain can often be found hiking on his local trails or supporting his very successful rugby team ASM Clermont Auvergne.

Results

2022
10 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 3
11 Tour de la Provence Mountains classification
11 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 2
12 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
15 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Points classification
21 Tour de la Provence
21 Tour de la Provence Stage 3
28 Giro d'Italia Stage 12
32 Tour de la Provence Stage 2
35 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 1
2021
6 Tour of Britain Stage 3 (TTT)
11 Tour of Norway
12 Tour of Norway Stage 1
13 Tour of Norway Stage 3
17 Tour of Norway Stage 2
20 Tour of Norway Stage 4
20 Itzulia Basque Country Stage 5
21 Tour of Norway Points classification
21 Tour de Hongrie
22 Tour de Hongrie Stage 4
2020
3 Tour de La Provence Mountains classification
4 Tour de La Provence Stage 4
5 Tour du Limousin Nouvelle Aquitaine
6 Tour de La Provence Points classification
13 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 2
14 Tour du Limousin Nouvelle Aquitaine
15 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
17 Tour du Limousin Nouvelle Aquitaine
18 Paris Nice
22 Tour du Limousin Nouvelle Aquitaine
2019
2 Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise
3 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
3 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
7 Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria Stage 3
7 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
8 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
10 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Stage 2
10 Etoile de Bessèges Mountains classification
11 Giro della Toscana Memorial Alfredo Martini
12 Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria Stage 2
2018
4 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
5 Tour du Limousin Mountains classification
7 Etoile de Bessèges Mountains classification
7 Trofeo Laigueglia
7 Tour du Limousin Stage 3
7 Tour du Limousin
8 Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg Mountains classification
11 Tour du Limousin Stage 2
15 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
16 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France Mountains classification
2017
2 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Points classification
2 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 4
4 Tour de Vendée
5 Paris-Camembert
6 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 2
6 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 3
7 Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon Points classification
9 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
10 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
10 Trofeo Laigueglia
2016
2 La Méditerranéenne Youth classification
2 Tour de l'Ain Mountains classification
4 Tour du Limousin Youth classification
7 Tour des Fjords Youth classification
8 La Méditerranéenne Stage 4
8 Tour du Limousin Stage 3
12 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Tour du Nord-pas-de-Calais
13 Classic Loire Atlantique
13 La Méditerranéenne
13 La Méditerranéenne Stage 1 (TTT)
2015
1 Tour du Limousin Mountains classification
2 Boucles de la Mayenne Mountains classification
3 Boucles de la Mayenne Stage 2
3 Tour du Limousin Points classification
4 Tour du Doubs Conseil Général
4 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Matin Youth classification
5 Tour du Poitou Charentes Mountains classification
5 Tour du Limousin Youth classification
5 Boucles de la Mayenne
5 Circuit des Ardennes Stage 1
2014
2 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 4
3 Paris Mantes-en-Yvelines
5 Paris-Troyes
5 Grand Prix des Marbriers
5 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Points classification
5 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Mountains classification
10 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 3
19 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
25 La Poly Normande
27 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 1
2013
8 Circuit des Ardennes International Youth classification
11 Circuit des Ardennes International Stage 3 (TTT)
14 Paris-Troyes
18 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle Youth classification
18 National Championships France U23 Road Race
20 Circuit des Ardennes International
21 Circuit des Ardennes International Stage 4
24 Tour Alsace Stage 1
25 Grand Prix des Marbriers
26 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle Stage 5
2012
14 Paris Mantes-en-Yvelines
25 Tour des Pays de Savoie Prologue
25 National Championships France U23 Road Race
30 Tour des Pays de Savoie
31 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 3
32 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 2
37 Tour de Normandie Stage 6
40 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 1
42 La Poly Normande
66 Paris-Tours Espoirs
2011
42 Val d\'Ille U Classic 35 Souvenir Julien
73 Paris Mantes-en-Yvelines
119 Paris-tours Espoirs
2010
70 National Championships France U23 Road Race
2009
21 Chrono Des Nations Les Herbiers Vendée
2008
14 Le Trophee Centre Morbihan Youth classification
29 Le Trophee Centre Morbihan Stage 2 (ITT)
29 Le Trophee Centre Morbihan
31 Le Trophee Centre Morbihan Stage 3
32 Le Trophee Centre Morbihan Stage 1