Delion at the 1993 Paris–Nice
|Full name||Gilles Delion|
August 5, 1966 |
|Giro di Lombardia (1990)
Tour de France, 1 stage
Gilles Delion (born August 5, 1966) is a former French 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.
Early in his career, Delion was seen as a great promise, but Delion ended his career in 1996, saying that at that point doping was widespread in the cycling peloton, and that all French teams were involved. Willy Voet wrote in his book "Massacre à la chaîne" that Delion was against doping, and that other cyclists ridiculed Delion for that.
- 1989 – Helvetia-La Suisse
- 1st, GP Lugano
- 1990 – Helvetia-La Suisse
- 1st, Giro di Lombardia
- 1st, Stage 2, Critérium International
- 15th, Overall, Tour de France
- "Stars that Fade - to enter the Black Hole". Cyclingnews. May 1996. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- "Doping widespread according to riders". Cyclingnews. 17 January 1997. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- "UCI powerless over the rumours". Cyclingnews. 24 January 1997. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- "Willy Voet goes for the jugular in his book". Cyclingnews. 20 May 1999. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- Profile by velo-club.net (in French)
- Cyclisme-dopage profile
- Gilles Delion profile at Cycling Archives
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