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Gervais Rioux (born 17 November 1960) is a Canadian former road bicycle racer. He rode at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[2] Rioux is owner of, Argon 18.

Gervais Rioux
Personal information
Full name Gervais Rioux
Born (1960-11-17) November 17, 1960 (age 56)
Mont-Joli, Quebec, Canada
Team information
Discipline Road & Track
Role Rider (retired)
Businessman
Professional team(s)
1983–1986 Bike Sport
1986 Bloor Cycle
1987–1988 Ten Speed Drive
1989–1990 Evian-Miko[1]

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Professional Cycling CareerEdit

From 1981 to 1990, Gervais Rioux represented Canada at major international events including the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and 1986 and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Member of the Canadian Team throughout his senior career, Gervais Rioux took part in all the World Road Championships between 1981 and 1990. In all, he has accumulated more than 150 wins in some 1500 races and 18 years.[citation needed]

HonoursEdit

  • Gervais Rioux was chosen athlete of the decade of the 1980s for the region of Eastern Quebec.
  • In November 2008, he was inducted into the Quebec Cycling Hall of Fame.[1]

PalmarèsEdit

  • 1977
27th place the Canada Games
  • 1978
Winner of the unique selection event for the Junior World Road Championships
Winner of the Tour du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Junior
  • 1979
Winner of the Junior World Road Championships
Winner of the Tour du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Junior
  • 1982
21st place at the Commonwealth Games
76th place at the World Road Championships
  • 1983
Winner of the Tour of Luxembourg
Grand Prix de Vimy
27th position at the World Road Championships
3rd in Paris-Reims
  • 1985
Winner of the Canadian Road Title
Winner of the Grand Prix Marc Blouin
Winner of two stages in the Mi-Août Bretonne
Grand Prix Toulon
33rd place at the World Road Championships
  • 1986
19th place at the Commonwealth Games
Winner of the Grand Prix Marc Blouin
76th position at the World Road Championships
  • 1987
Winner of the Canadian Road Title
Winner of the Grand Prix Val Bélair
Winner of the Nevada City Classic (second Canadian to ever win this event)
27th place at the World Championships
  • 1988
73rd in the Olympic Games in Seoul[a]
Winner of the Grand Prix de Beauce
Winner of the Canada Cup
  • 1989
Winner of the Tour du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
  • 1990
2nd place in the Tour of Martinique

In the United States he won the Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne and South Miami Classic races.[when?]

Professional Cycling TeamsEdit

  • Bike Sport (1983-1986)
  • Bloor Cycle (1986)
  • Ten Speed Drive (1987-1988)
  • Evian-Miko (1989-1990)[1]

Bike shop and companyEdit

Since 1989 he is the owner of Cycles Gervais Rioux’s bike shop. Along with his brother Martin Rioux, he founded the bicycle manufacturing company Argon 18, which sells bikes in over 70 countries.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Gervais Rioux rode more than 100 km in the race in a breakaway group of six riders: Swede Michel Lafis, Czechoslovak Loubos Lom, Algerian Sebti Benzine, Polish Zdzislaw Wrona, and South Korean Lee Jin-Ok.

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