Gérard Rué (born July 7, 1965 in Romillé) is a French former road cyclist. He was professional from 1987 to 1996.[1]

Gerard Rué
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Personal information
Born (1965-07-07) July 7, 1965 (age 54)
Romillé, France
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11 st 9 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1987–1989Système U
1990Castorama
1991Helvetia–La Suisse
1992Castorama
1993–1995Banesto
1996–1997GAN

CareerEdit

Rué began his professional career in 1987 in with the team Système U-Gitane. In 1993, he went to the team Banesto to support Miguel Indurain and Pedro Delgado.

Known for being one of the most important teammates of Miguel Indurain in the Banesto team, he also won several personal victories and some places of honor on the classics.

Major resultsEdit

1987
1st Duo Normand (with Thierry Marie)
1st Prologue Tour de la Communauté Européenne (TTT)
2nd Points race, National Track Championships
2nd Grand Prix d'Isbergues
6th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
1988
1st Stage 7 Grand Prix du Midi Libre
2nd Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
2nd Overall Tour de la Communauté Européenne
1989
1st Tour du Haut-Var
1st Stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 2 Tour de France (TTT)
2nd Overall Grand Prix du Midi Libre
5th Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 5
8th Milan–San Remo
1990
1st   Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st   Overall Grand Prix du Midi Libre
1st Grand Prix de Cannes
9th Overall Tour of the Netherlands
1991
2nd Overall Critérium International
2nd La Poly Normande
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Trofeo Laigueglia
6th Milan–San Remo
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 5
10th Overall Tour de France
1992
1st Tour du Haut-Var
1st Stage 5 Tour of the Netherlands
2nd La Flèche Wallonne
2nd Overall Giro di Puglia
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1993
1st Boucles de l'Aulne
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a los Valles Mineros
2nd La Flèche Wallonne
2nd Bol d'Or des Monédières
8th Road race, World Road Championships
1994
8th Amstel Gold Race
1995
2nd Classique des Alpes
3rd Châteauroux Classic
7th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
1996
2nd Bordeaux–Caudéran
3rd Paris–Bourges
7th Overall Tour du Limousin
7th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
8th Route Adélie
10th Veenendaal–Veenendaal
1997
4th Route Adélie
9th Overall Etoile de Bessèges

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
  Giro d'Italia 59 30 31 34
  Tour de France 35 DNF 10 15 46 56 41 DSQ
  Vuelta a España DNF 88
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gerard Rue". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 May 2014.