Gilles Delion

Gilles Delion (born August 5, 1966) is a French former road bicycle racer. His greatest achievements include winning the Giro di Lombardia in 1990 and the young rider classification in the 1990 Tour de France.

Gilles Delion
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Delion at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full nameGilles Delion
Born (1966-08-05) August 5, 1966 (age 54)
Saint-Étienne, France
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1988Weinmann–La Suisse–SMM Uster
1989–1992Helvetia–La Suisse
1993–1994Castorama
1995Chazal–König
1996Aki–Gipiemme
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Young rider classification (1990)
1 individual stage (1992)

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (1990)

Early in his career, Delion was seen as a great promise, but Delion ended his career in 1996,[1] saying that at that point doping was widespread in the cycling peloton,[2] and that all French teams were involved.[3] Willy Voet wrote in his book "Massacre à la chaîne" that Delion was against doping, and that other cyclists ridiculed Delion for that.[4]

Major resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stars that Fade - to enter the Black Hole". Cyclingnews. May 1996. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Doping widespread according to riders". Cyclingnews. 17 January 1997. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  3. ^ "UCI powerless over the rumours". Cyclingnews. 24 January 1997. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Willy Voet goes for the jugular in his book". Cyclingnews. 20 May 1999. Retrieved 13 July 2012.

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