François Pervis

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François Pervis
François Pervis - Six jours de Grenoble 2011.jpg
François Pervis 2011
Personal information
Full name François Pervis
Born (1984-10-16) 16 October 1984 (age 30)
Château-Gontier, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)[1]
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Infobox last updated on
2 March 2014

François "Franck" Pervis (born 16 October 1984)[2] is a French track cyclist. He is a former junior World Champion in the team sprint and twice European under 23 champion, as well as a 4x World Champion and holder of two world records.

Biography[edit]

Born in Château-Gontier, in the Mayenne département, Pays de la Loire, France, Pervis joined his first cycling club, the Véloce Club de Château Gontier, in 1996. He dabbled in road, mountain biking, cyclo-cross and track cycling as a youngster and began concentrating on the track as a junior rider.[1]

He went on to win the silver medal as part of the team sprint squad at the 2001 Junior UCI Track World Championships. He bettered that in 2002 when he took the gold medal in the same event and added a silver in the sprint.

In 2003, he was a member of the gold medal winning team sprint squad at the Under 23 European Track Championships, and won the U23 Sprint at the French National Track Championships, and finished second in the U23 Kilo.

Pervis competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, finishing sixth in the Kilo. He also won the kilo at the Under 23 European Track Championships, came second in the U23 Sprint National Championships and was third in the team sprint at the World Cup in Manchester.

2005 saw Pervis take his first senior French National Championship title, winning the kilo, and coming second in the U23 sprint.

Pervis successfully defended his French National Championship title in the kilo in 2006, also winning the U23 sprint title and coming second in the team sprint. He won a handful of medals in the World Cup events in Los Angeles and Sydney as well as two silver medals in the kilo and team sprint at the Under 23 European Track Championships. He also claimed the bronze medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

He was again the senior French National Champion in 2007, beating Didier Henriette to take his third consecutive kilo title, and also taking the bronze medal in the keirin. He won the silver medal in the kilo at the 2007 UCI Track World Championships, and won several medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics in Los Angeles, Manchester and Beijing. Pervis also finished second in the Sprint Omnium at the European Track Championships in Alkmaar

2008 brought more victories for Pervis in the World Cup events in Los Angeles and Ballerup. He took the bronze medal this time round at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. He served as a substitute for the team sprint, representing France once again at the 2008 Summer Olympics, in Beijing, but did not ride. His team mates went on to take the silver medal.

Pervis set a new world record time in the kilometre time trial at a UCI Track Cycling World Cup event on 7 December 2013. At the Aquascalientes velodrome in Mexico he beat the previous world record by over two and a half seconds to record a time of 56.303.

Palmarès[edit]

2001
2nd Team sprint, UCI Track World Championships (Junior)
2002
1st Team sprint, UCI Track World Championships (Junior)
3rd Sprint, UCI Track World Championships (Junior)
2003
1st Team sprint, European Track Championships (U23)
2nd Kilo, French National Track Championships (U23)
1st Sprint, French National Track Championships (U23)
2004
3rd Team sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Manchester
1st Kilo, European Track Championships (U23)
2nd Sprint, French National Track Championships (U23)
2005
3rd Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Sydney
1st Team sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Sydney
1st France Kilo, French National Track Championships
2nd Sprint, French National Track Championships (U23)
2006
3rd Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Los Angeles
1st Team sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Los Angeles
2nd Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Sydney
2nd Team sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Sydney
2nd Kilo, European Track Championships (U23)
2nd Team sprint, European Track Championships (U23)
1st France Kilo, French National Track Championships
1st Sprint, French National Track Championships (U23)
2nd Team sprint, French National Track Championships
3rd Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2007
2nd Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Los Angeles
2nd Team sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Los Angeles
2nd Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Manchester
1st Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Beijing
2nd Team sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Beijing
2nd Omnium, Sprint, European Track Championships, Alkmaar
1st France Kilo, French National Track Championships
3rd Keirin, French National Track Championships
2008
2nd Team sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Los Angeles
1st Team sprint, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Ballerup (with Grégory Baugé & Kévin Sireau)
1st Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Ballerup
3rd Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2013
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg 1 km time trial
3rd Sprint
3rd Team sprint (with Julien Palma and Michaël D'Almeida)
1st Kilo, UCI Track Cycling World Ranking
European Track Championships
2nd Team sprint (with Grégory Baugé and Michaël D'Almeida)
3rd Keirin
2014
UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Cali, Colombia
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Keirin - Thursday/February/27
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Sprint
1st Jersey rainbow.svg 1KM Time Trial
Records
Preceded by
Arnaud Tournant
Men's 1KM Time Trial
world record holder

December 2013 –
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kevin Sireau
Men's 200m Time Trial
world record holder

December 2013 –
Succeeded by

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biographie de François" (in French). Fan Club François Pervis. 
  2. ^ "Athlete Biography – PERVIS Francois". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 2008-09-08. 

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