From 2005 to 2009, the Frenchman Antoine Dalibard rode for the Bretagne continental team (currently known as Bretagne - Schuller) and his most notable results came in 2008, winning the Tour of Normandie and taking 4th in Paris-Bourges. But after retiring from cycling at the end of 2009, at the age of 26, his career has taken a new path, towards video game programming.
Since October, Dalibard has been working for Cyanide as part of their team working on PCM12, and in particular the Tour de France platform game for the PS3 and XBox 360. He has provided insight into what its really like to ride in the peloton, for example, the significant effect that the wind can have races - not a factor that Cyanide have particularly mastered in the past, but clearly something they have been working on for this year.
Clearly the Cyanide team do know quite a lot about how cycling works anyway - with many years of PCM under their belt - but having the added insight of a former professional will hopefully help lead to a more realistic game, which is what we all want!
Source (in French): Ouest-France