Pascal Richard


Pascal Richard

Infobox Cyclist
ridername = Pascal Richard


fullname = Pascal Richard
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dateofbirth = birth date and age|1964|3|16
country = SUI
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discipline = Cyclo-cross/Road
role = Rider
ridertype = Climber
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majorwins = 1988 World cyclo-cross champion 1996 Olympic Road Race Champion
updated = July 23, 2008

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.

Biography

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

;1984:Dagmersellen;1985:Aigle:Dagmersellen:GP Tell;1986:Aigle:SUI National Cyclo-cross Championship;1987:Aigle;1988:flagiconUCI World Cyclo-cross Championship;1989:Aigle:SUI National Cyclo-cross Championship:SUI 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:SUI National Road Race Championship:Tour de Romandie:Trofeo dello Scalatore:Giro di Lombardia;1994:Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau:Tour de Romandie:Tour de Suisse:Tour du Lac Léman:Giro d'Italia:::Winner stage 21:: Winner mountains classification;1995:Giro del Lazio:Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria:Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau:Trofeo Melinda:Giro d'Italia:::Winner stages 13 and 19;1996:Liège-Bastogne-Liège:goca Olympic Games Road Race:Giro d'Italia:::Winner stage 14:Tour de France:::Winner stage 12;1999:Chur - Arosa:Criterium d'Abruzzo

External links

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NAME= Richard, Pascal
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SHORT DESCRIPTION=Racing cyclist
DATE OF BIRTH=1964-03-16
PLACE OF BIRTH=Vevey, Switzerland
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