Paul Guignard (10 May 1876 – 15 February 1965) was a French professional cyclist who mainly specialized in motor-paced racing. In this discipline he won a gold, silver and bronze medal at the world championships in 1913, 1905 and 1921, respectively, as well as European titles in 1905, 1906, 1909 and 1912.[1][2]

Paul Guignard
Paul Guignard 9.6.1912.jpg
Paul Guignard in 1912
Personal information
Born10 May 1876
Ainay-le-Château, France
Died15 February 1965 (aged 88)
Paris, France

Guignard began his cycling career as a road racer and in 1895 won the Paris-Besançon 417 km race. After completing his military service he briefly raced as a pilot and won the "Grand Prix of Algiers". He returned to cycling in 1904 and on 8 April 1905 set a new world record in one-hour race at 89.904 km (behind a pacer).[1][3] He won his last medal at the UCI Motor-paced World Championships in 1921, aged 45.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Paul Guignard.
  2. ^ Track Cycling World Championships 2012 to 1893.
  3. ^ Sport-Album der Rad-Welt, Berlin 1906, pp. 52–53.