Pascal Richard

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Pascal Richard
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Richard at the 1998 Paris-Tours
Personal information
Full name Pascal Richard
Born (1964-03-16) March 16, 1964 (age 51)
Vevey, Switzerland
Team information
Discipline Cyclo-cross/Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Major wins
1988 World cyclo-cross champion
1993 Tour de Romandie
1993 Swiss National Road Race Champion
1993 Giro di Lombardia
1994 Tour de Romandie
1994 Giro d'Italia - 1 stage, mountains classification
1994 Tour de Suisse
1995 Giro d'Italia - 2 stages
1996 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1996 Giro d'Italia - 1 stage
1996 Tour de France - 1 stage
1996 Olympic Road Race Champion

Pascal Richard (born March 16, 1964 in Vevey) is a French-speaking Swiss former racing cyclist. He is most notable as a former King of the Mountains winner at the Giro d'Italia and Olympic Games gold medalist. He was the Swiss National Road Race champion in 1989 and 1993.[1]

Biography[edit]

In the beginning years of his career, he was a successful cyclo-cross cyclist, becoming world champion in this discipline in 1988. Later on, he switched to road-cycling, and showed a considerable talent for climbing. He won the classics Giro di Lombardia in 1993 and Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 1996. In 1996 he also gained Olympic gold after winning a sprint in a successful three-man breakaway in the men's road race.

In stage races, he did his best on mountain stages winning the "King of the Mountains" jersey in the 1994 Giro d'Italia. Also, he won Stage 12 of the 1996 Tour de France and captured the overall titles in the 1994 Tour de Suisse and the 1993 and 1994 Tour de Romandie.

Palmarès[edit]

1984
Dagmersellen
1985
Aigle
Dagmersellen
GP Tell
1986
Aigle
  Switzerland National Cyclo-cross Championship
1987
Aigle
1988
Arc en ciel.svg World Cyclo-cross Championship
1989
Aigle
  Switzerland National Cyclo-cross Championship
  Switzerland National Road Race Championship
Tour de France:
Winner stage 16
Azpeitia
1990
Tre Valli Varesine
1991
Trofeo Laigueglia
1993
Giro del Lazio
Giro della Romagna
  Switzerland National Road Race Championship
Tour de Romandie
Trofeo dello Scalatore
Giro di Lombardia
1994
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
Tour de Romandie
Tour de Suisse
Tour du Lac Léman
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 21
Jersey green.svg Winner mountains classification
1995
Giro del Lazio
Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
Trofeo Melinda
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stages 13 and 19
1996
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Olympic Games Road Race
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stage 14
Tour de France:
Winner stage 12
1999
Chur - Arosa
Criterium d'Abruzzo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Switzerland (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 

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